Grants for Gender Equality Partnerships

Deadline: 20th September 2023 | Grants for Gender Equality Partnerships

The third round of Grants for gender equality partnerships has begun at Going Global Partnerships.


The awards help sector organisations in higher and further education in the UK and 11 other nations form partnerships and promote systemic change in priority areas related to gender equality.

Important Topics

  • In the priority themes listed below, the Gender Equality Partnerships seeks to create partnerships and systemic change:
  • Specifically emphasising the role of higher and further education institutions as safe spaces for women in the prevention of violence against women and girls
  • addressing the leadership shortage of women in higher and further education
  • Facilitating access and addressing subject segregation, especially in STEM (including promoting STEM-related learning).
  • Strengthening the entry points for women who have completed higher education.

The Basics

  • They contribute to the improvement of TVET and higher education in five key areas:
  • Providing assistance for research, knowledge, and innovative partnerships to tackle regional and global issues and advance equitable growth.
  • Transnational education and system alignment are two aspects of internationalising higher education and TVET that will help systems, institutions, and people to gain from globalisation.
  • enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of higher education and TVET institutions and systems through the strengthening of systems and institutions.
  • improving student outcomes, which takes into account the characteristics of the global graduate, such as soft skills, employability, and community results.
  • making higher education and TVET more accessible, egalitarian, and accountable by increasing equality, diversity, and inclusion.


  • The guiding principles for all Gender Equality Partnerships awards are as follows:
  • encourage creative strategies for addressing gender inequality in institutions of higher and further learning in the UK and the partner nations to contribute to long-term and sustainable institutional change that promotes gender equality, opportunities for women and girls, and addresses gender-related biases.
  • In particular, encourage programmes that advance gender equality in one or more of the four key areas that the British Council has identified as being globally important.
  • promote cross-disciplinary and international collaboration that strengthens cultural ties and mutual understanding based on common ideals.
  • In order to accomplish some of the following gender strategic targets, the Going Global Partnerships programme is seeking collaborative projects:
  • Women have more freedom to engage in politics, society, and the economy.
  • A stronger framework for gender equality in law and policy.
  • improved outcomes for women’s employability.
  • Institutions of higher and postsecondary learning create inclusive policies and practises that promote gender equality and secure learning environments.
  • a rise in the number of women pursuing fruitful careers in academia and research.
  • improved educational experience for female students; more inclusive, relevant, and high-quality learning.
  • Female students receive upskilling in pertinent areas, such as entrepreneurship, employability, community results, or soft skills.

Financial Details

  • There will be funding for 11 joint initiatives, each worth between £20,000 and £25,000 throughout the course of the 12-month term.
  • Institutions from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales may apply for ten of the project awards. Only Welsh institutions are eligible for one more project award.


  • The awards support collaborations between institutions of higher learning, nonprofit research organisations, and providers of further education and TVET in the UK and one of the following nations: Brazilian, Egyptian, Indonesian, Jordanian, Kenyan, Nigerian, Pakistani, South African, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
  • Both a lead institution in the UK and a lead institution in the foreign country must be listed on applications.
  • Each proposal must have two Lead Institutions, one from the UK and one from an outside country. They must submit a single joint application.
  • One of the following must serve as the UK main institution:
  • Higher education provider has the authority to grant degrees.
  • England
  • Ireland, Northern
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Institutions, establishments, and organisations engaged in non-profit research
  • Any governmental or private institutions that play a part in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)/Further Education (FE) system
  • One of the following must be the overseas lead institution:
  • higher education provider as understood locally
  • Institutions, establishments, and organisations that conduct nonprofit research, as regionally characterised
  • HE public sectoral organisations, HEI research institutions, HEIs’ direct partnerships with NGOs, and academic associations are all included in Jordan.
  • Any governmental or private institutions that play a part in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)/Further Education (FE) system
  • The capacity of the Lead institution in the foreign country to manage the grant must be confirmed in the support letter.

Visit the British Council website for further details.

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