Active Citizens partner open call 2021
Looking for new Active Citizens programme partners!


The British Council’s ACTIVE CITIZENS programme aims at intercultural dialogue and sustainable social development. 

The British Council is announcing an open-call for new partners for Active Citizens 2021/2022 cycle! Civil society organizations, charities and youth centres, are welcomed to participate! 

Partnership includes delivering in 2021-2022 years digital trainings based on Active Citizens methodology in communities, chosen by partner. In order to deliver these trainings, British Council provides an opportunity for at least two representatives of the partner to pass trainings for Active Citizens facilitators (trainers). Partner representatives, facilitators and local trainings alumni are eligible to participate in other programme activities, such as: social action projects grant support, upgrade facilitation trainings, national and international study visits, pitchings, ideathons, Active Citizens Camps etc. More on the programme you can find here.

Application form for a potential AC partner can be found here. This form is submitted online.
The application submission deadline is 2 June 2021, 23:59.
We will announce the results of the competition within three weeks after the deadline. 

Potential partners have to provide at least two facilitators that will be trained on 28 June – 7 July at National Facilitator Development digital workshop by the British Council with Active Citizens methodology. In the future partners should support their facilitators during Active Citizens local trainings. More information will be shared with the selected organizations. 

Local training participants are eligible to submit their social action project ideas, aimed to improve life within the community. These projects should be coordinated and supported by a local partner.

Some Social Actions Projects will be granted partially by the British Council. The projects key areas are facilitation of intercultural dialogue within Ukraine, building relations among people based on equal opportunities, respect for diversity, community development and social activism. 

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply to be a Partner in the Active Citizens Ukraine Programme Cycle 2021-22, organizations must fulfil these criteria:

• Be Ukraine based and work with a community in Ukraine; applications from individuals will not be accepted

•Have no conflict of interest relating to their involvement as a grantee

•Be able to guarantee the commitment of a Project Co-ordinator and two facilitators

•Be able to contribute the necessary staff time and additional costs to ensure effective delivery of the project, including monitoring, evaluation and reporting commitments

•Accept the requirements in relation to intellectual property rights and other British Council’s policies defined in a partnership agreement attached below.

In addition, application must be received by the deadline and be completed in full. 

Evaluation criteria

The applications will be evaluated by the British Council representatives based on next criteria:  

  • Relevance to AC priorities (intercultural dialogue, community development, inclusion) 0-10 points
  • Potential of organization within programme: new areas, audiences, media presence (website, facebook page, google indexation, etc.), trained audience within required period. 0-10 points
  • Organizational capacity: staff, experience and possibility of grant administration. 0-10 points
  • Partnership and collaboration experience. 0-10 points
  • Facilitators profile. 0-10
  • Motivation. 0-10 

If your organization is selected, we will ask You to sign the partnership agreement. You can find it’s template at the end of this page. Please, read it before submitting your application to ensure that your organization comply with British Council mandatory policies. 

Active Citizens programme activities in 2021-2022 years are supported by the British Embassy Kyiv and the European Union. 

If you have any question, please contact us at, mentioning “partner open call” in the topic of your letter. 

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