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Call for bids in Kazakhstan: capacity building for trade union leaders

The British Embassy in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan is now accepting project proposals for the 2019/2020 financial year (April 2019-March 2020).

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This year the British Embassy Nur-Sultan is seeking to support projects that aim to strengthen capacity of trade union leaders in Kazakhstan.

In this regard, we are particularly interested in project proposals aiming towards the following outcomes:

  1. increased exposure of Kazakhstan’s trade union leaders to the best international practice on administering and running trade unions, including related modern technologies
  2. improved legal and financial literacy and mediation/conflict management skills of trade union leaders
  3. increased interaction of trade unions with their members and measurable increase in members’ satisfaction with their trade unions
  4. enhanced capacity of trade union leaders to maintain stability in employment relations, as measured with increase in number of social-labour disputes resolved in Kazakhstan

Bid guidance

  • projects are funded for a single financial year running from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, with no expectation of continued funding beyond this period
  • maximum budget limit: £20,000


Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • alignment with the above mentioned thematic priorities and outcomes
  • outcomes are achievable within the funding period
  • project design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • sustainability demonstrating that project benefits continue after the funding ends
  • risk and financial accountability procedures
  • the organisation’s safeguarding policies that ensure protection of beneficiaries
  • overall value for money


  1. project proposals must be received by midnight on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Late proposals will not be considered. * The deadline for submission of project bids has been extended to COB Thursday, 13 June
  2. proposals must be submitted using the attached forms only (Project Proposal and Activity Based Budget)
  3. proposals must be submitted to
  4. project proposals selected for further consideration will be notified on 18 June 2019
  5. the British Embassy Astana aim to sign grant agreements with successful project implementers by 1 July 2019


Assemgul Kaliyeva, Projects Officer,

Alternative contact: Larissa Volkova, Political Officer,


Activity based budget template (ODS, 10.6KB)

Proposal Form £10k to £80k (ODT, 38.6KB)

Published 28 May 2019
Last updated 10 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. Deadline has been amended to the 13 June 2019
  2. Just added an amendment to the deadline.
  3. First published.