British Council is seeking grant applications from potential eligible Nepali organizations to act as an implementation partner for the Women in Leadership project. 


Closing date Thursday 08 December 2022

Role overview

About British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We work in two ways – directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefits for millions of people worldwide. We help young people to gain the skills, confidence and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, get a high-quality education and gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

We connect the best of the UK with the world and the best of the world with the UK. These connections lead to an understanding of each other's strengths and of the challenges and values that we share. This builds trust between people in the UK and other nations which endures even when official relations may be strained.

About the Project

British Council is seeking grant applications from potential eligible Nepali organizations to act as an implementation partner for the Women in Leadership project. The project, being piloted in Nepal, will provide learning, development, and networking opportunities to women in leadership position or aspiring women leaders in their professional domains to create a network of young women leaders in their professional domains. The project focuses on building a network of emerging and aspiring women leaders (aged 24 – 35 years) in Nepal, who are engaged in a wide range of sectors. The project’s core offer is leadership skills for the participants through a digital fellowship which will include training, online networking, mentorship, collaboration opportunities and access to small grants for collaborative projects. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for selection under this programme: 

  • Be a registered Non-Governmental Organisation / Not-for-profit organization in Nepal, working in different provinces of Nepal. 
  • Have project implementation experience in the field of gender equality, women empowerment, and women leadership development.
  • Have access to a network of young women and girls. 
  • The organization must have a valid registration certificate from the Government of Nepal and have been registered for at least 2 years 
  • Have a valid Tax Clearance Certificate or approved time extension letter from IRD for the last fiscal year (FY 2077/78) 
  • Have sufficient technical and financial capacity within the organisation to ensure transparent, responsible use of funds and project delivery. 

How to apply

Interested eligible applicants must submit the application in the prescribed format. All submissions must be sent in soft copies to by 17.00 Nepal Standard Time on Thursday 8 December 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the application submission, please get in touch with no later than 17:00 Nepal Standard Time on Wednesday 30 November 2022. Clarification responses will be published on the website.