Call for proposals through the UK-UA: Reform Assistance programme in Ukraine


The UK government is providing reform assistance to Ukraine to support its economic development and political stability. This includes assistance to the Ukrainian government, civil society and the business community to build a democratic and accountable government and a healthier economy.

The UK-UA: Reform Assistance programme, delivered byPricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of the UK government, is running a call for grant proposals.


This call for proposals invites applications, falling under two priorities:

  • good governance, accountability and transparency, with a particular focus on tackling and preventing corruption
  • implementation of economic reforms, with a particular focus on proposals to support an improved business climate


Funding will be awarded through a competitive process to Ukrainian and international non-governmental organisations (including both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, as well as consortia of organisations).


Decisions on which applications will receive funding will be made by the British Embassy Kyiv in co-ordination with the UK-UA Project Management Unit (PMU).


Successful bids must primarily demonstrate strong strategic relevance to the priorities identified above, added value and sustainability. We seek proposals with the budget ranging between £100,000 and £200,000.


We anticipate that projects will start in April 2015 and will be carried out in Ukraine during 2015-2016 (ending 31 March 2016). Please note the possibility of an extension until end of July 2016, subject to results achieved in year one.


Applications will go through two stages of review:

  • an eligibility review. This is a pass/fail test and covers non-financial and financial considerations. Those applications which pass this test will then go forward to:

  • a selection review, which is a scoring in more detail, according to a transparent set of selection criteria.

Eligibility criteria


We invite applications from organisations led by or including a Ukrainian partner with:


  • a demonstrated reputation for high quality work in the types of activities identified above
  • a track record of effective delivery in former Soviet Union countries
  • ability to work in Russian and Ukrainian languages

Selection criteria

Submission of applications

All proposals should be submitted in the UK-UA Grant Application Form(MS Word Document, 155KB) , together with the Activity Based Budget Form (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 21.5KB) , providing the breakdown of proposed project costs. Submissions in other formats will not be considered.


When developing your proposal, please consult the UK-UA Grant Application Form Guidance (PDF, 307KB, 14 pages) .


The period for submission of fully completed applications is from 12 to 20 January 2015. The final deadline is 12pm Kyiv time on 20 January 2015.


Submit your application by email to


We will acknowledge receipt of your application within three working days.


Direct any questions you may have to the UK-UA PMU at


The UK-UA PMU will respond to queries and issue appropriate further guidance which will be made available on this website.


Meetings with the UK-UA PMU during the application process will not be permitted.


Q&A session

A briefing session for all interested bidders will be held at the British Embassy Kyiv (9, Desyatynna St., Kyiv) on Friday, 19 December, at 11am.


If you would like to attend it, please register with Iryna Bezkorovayna by emailing, indicating UK-UA Q&A SESSION in the subject line.


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