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Please note the deadline for applications: 30th April 2024 23:59hrs GMT. This means  that if you live in Vietnam, deadline would technically be on 1st May 2024, 6:59hrs BST +7 (daylight savings time). Please take note of the timezone and date.

Please read our FAQs for full details about this Grants programme and to find out about the eligibility requirements for applicants.

List of Participating Countries and Territories:
UK in partnership with: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe

How to apply:
   You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials in order to submit your application form. This form has collaboration enabled so you will be able to invite your project partner to collaborate on the form - the link is visible on the top right-hand corner named 'Invite Collaborators'.

You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish the form at a later date. You are able to keep your draft and edit it up until the submission date. After submitting your application, it is not possible to re-access it to edit it. This Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.


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The Grant Agreement: The British Council’s standard terms and conditions are set out here: Terms and Conditions of the Grant Agreement (“Grant Agreement”). 

If your application is awarded a grant, please note that there will be additional terms and conditions specific to the ICG programme, what your project is delivering and where you intend to deliver the project. An example ICG grant contract in full will be available to download on our website from 15 February 2024, and the specific terms will be shared with you at the award stage of the programme.

In the event that you have any concerns or queries in relation to the Grant Agreement, you should submit a clarification request to CollabGrants@BritishCouncil.org in accordance with the provisions of this call for applications by the application deadline. The British Council reserves the right not to make any changes to the Grant Agreement.

The British Council is under no obligation to consider any clarifications / amendments to the Grant Agreement requested following the application deadline.

For non-technical questions please email CollabGrants@britishcouncil.org. Please note we are expecting a high volume of enquiries to this mailbox and staff will endeavour to respond within three working days.

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