Deadline for applications

10 November 2021, 11.00 am CET

Participating countries

The requesting organisation must be located in one of the actively participating countries of the Orange Knowledge Programme.


All organisations working on proposals for Tailor-Made Training are requested to explicitly take into account the possible consequences of COVID-19 on the project implementation, in particular when answering questions 1.9, 2.1 and 2.4 of the joint proposal form. Specifically, please describe the strategies you have chosen to cope with the current and expected circumstances and how your approach achieves maximum results within this context.

Country priority themes and focus areas

Please note that there are priority themes and focus areas for each country. Proposals need to focus on those themes and areas to be eligible for funding.

Country Focus document Orange Knowledge Programme (224.27 kB)

For those countries where Security and the Rule of Law (SRoL) and/or Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are listed among the priority areas, we would like to encourage applicants specifically to submit applications focused on these themes.

What is Tailor-Made Training?

The Orange Knowledge Programme Tailor-Made Training is meant to improve the overall functioning of an organisation sustainably by training a selected group of staff. Tailor-Made Training contributes to knowledge and skills development of staff, by specifically targeting their capacity needs. Tailor-Made Training can also be set up to train professionals who have a common training need, but who are not staff members of the same organisation. Tailor-Made Training must be conducted by a Dutch training provider.

An organisation from an Orange Knowledge Programme partner country and a Dutch training provider must jointly formulate a training proposal. The joint proposal must be submitted by a Dutch training provider, potentially on behalf of a providing consortium.

Submitting a proposal

Who can submit a proposal?

Dutch institutions for secondary or higher vocational or academic education or other types of organisations that provide training courses, together with (a) requesting organization(s) from an OKP partner country, such as education and training institutions, Government Organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's) and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's).

Available funding

The available funding for this deadline is € 2 million. The maximum subsidy is € 75,000 per Tailor-Made Training.

For this round, the following budget division is aimed for:

  • full programme countries (A): 55%
  • compact plus programme countries (B): 45%

Co-funding for LMIC and UMIC countries

The Orange Knowledge Programme is a co-funding programme. This means that a contribution (a percentage of the total costs involved) from the requesting organisation in the OKP country is compulsory for Lower Middle-Income Countries and Upper Middle-Income Countries (DAC list of ODA recipients). Consult the Country Focus Document (224.27 kB) of the Orange Knowledge Programme to see which country falls in which ODA Country Category.

Co-funding may involve public, private and/or own funds. If co-funding is required, at least 50% of the required co-funding must come from local funding in the partner country. If co-funding is not required, partners are still encouraged to include co-funding. Integration of co-funding in the breakdown of budgets will be one of the assessment criteria in the selection of applications.


A Tailor-Made Training has a maximum duration of 12 months. Please note that the end date for implementation of the Orange Knowledge Programme is 31 March 2023. This means that the end date of your Tailor-Made Training proposal may not exceed this date.

Closing date for submission

10 November 2021, 11:00 am CET.

Required documents

A proposal for Tailor-Made Training consists of 4 types of documents, 3 of which are to be prepared in the prescribed Nuffic formats: a joint proposal form, a budget form and a Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment 'COCA' (obligatory only for the Dutch providing organisation). Next to these, please add the CVs of all proposed experts to your proposal as well (there is no prescribed format for these).

Submitting your application in 'Delta'

All TMT proposals have to be submitted via our online application 'Delta'. We have prepared a manual (384.94 kB) to guide you through the application process.


Please be aware that not all browsers work well with Delta. To be sure your browser supports Delta optimally, it is preferable to use Edge or Google Chrome. Safari is known for not supporting Delta well.

Once you have collected and completed all required documents, please submit your joint proposal. We advise you to not leave submitting your proposal to the day of the deadline. Please note: proposals sent by email will not be accepted by Nuffic.

Submit your joint proposal


Assessment of the joint proposals for Tailor-Made Training will be done by Nuffic in consultation with the respective Dutch embassies and consulates. For a detailed overview of the assessment criteria, please refer to the Grant Application Assessment Explanation (75.58 kB).

Selection results

A final selection of eligible proposals will be made based on the results of the assessment, taking into account the fact that the following division of budget is intended:

  • 55% full programme countries (A);
  • 45% compact plus programme countries (B).

Additionally, a minimum score (based on the assessment) is applied during the selection process and an even distribution of proposals between the countries within a certain category is aimed for. The results of this call are expected to be announced around mid-December 2021.

General conditions for group trainings

By submitting a proposal for Tailor-Made Training, the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions as stated in the Grant obligations and conditions for group training.


Please contact us at or +31 70 4260 260 (Nuffic Public Information Centre).