New Application Process

The Application Process

Project idea to approved project in 4 simple steps!

We’ve updated our application process making it quicker and simpler for you to submit your project application.

The process has changed from a two phase application to a single phase application process with continuous calls for projects, meaning that you can now have your project approved in just half the time!

Below is a step-by-step guide to our new process:


Step 1 - Contact your local facilitator to discuss you initial project idea.

More information:

  • The contact details of your nearest facilitator can be found here. 
  • Remember, your project idea must be in-line with one of our 5 specific objectives.


Step 2 – Work with your facilitator to develop your project idea and complete a short document outlining some of the key parts of your project. This document is called the Intervention Logic Outline.

More information:

  • The Intervention Logic Outline can be downloaded here.


Step 3 – Once you and your facilitator are happy with the Intervention Logic Outline, you can then submit it to the selection sub-committee (SSC) for feedback. We strongly advise that you follow this step as it’s a great opportunity to check your project fits with the Programme’s objectives and to get input from the committee before you submit your application.

More information:

  • The selection sub-committee is made up of members from both France and the UK and is responsible for approving all projects.
  • You can submit your Intervention Logic Outline for feedback by sending a PDF to the email address of your local facilitator. The documented needs to be submitted in both French and English.
  • The committee will review all the new Intervention Logic Outlines every two months. A list of when these reviews will take place can be found here.


Step 4 – Taking on-board feedback from the committee, the next step is to complete the full project application form with your facilitator.

More Information:

  • A preparation application form can be downloaded here. Please note that this is only a template and your final application must be submitted by our electronic management system, eMS. 
  • A guide on how to use eMS can be found here.



Submitting your final application

Submitting your final application is now a whole lot easier! We’re running continuous calls for projects which means you can now submit your application at a time that suits you.

There are however deadlines that you will need to meet if you want to have your project reviewed at a certain selection sub-committee. For example, if you wanted to have your project reviewed at the committee meeting taking place on the 29 November 2017 you will need to submit your online application by date 04 September 2017. If you miss this deadline you will then have to wait until the following committee meeting for your application to be reviewed.

Below is a full list of the committee dates and the deadlines you need to meet to have your project reviewed at a particular committee.


Call SSC Date Deadline for submitting application
Call 6 29 November 2017 04 September 2017
Call 7 30 January 2018 09 October 2017
Call 8 27 March 2018 18 January 2018
Call 9  26 June 2018 20 March 2018
Call 10 29 November 2018 06 September 2018
Call 11 30 January 2019  09 October 2018

Please note that each deadline corresponds to a specific call on eMS (our online application portal). When creating your application on eMS you will need to ensure that it is in-line with the correct call. If you miss the submission deadline, you will then need to create a new application in the next call. 


Sounds good but I still have a few questions…

Our Q&A document should hopefully answer any questions about the new process you may have. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for then contact the team on

Support on developing your project

  • We have a network of facilitators across the Programme area ready to accompany you every step of the way. To find you nearest facilitator click here 
  • When developing a project, it is important to understand the Programme’s specific objectives and the result and output indicators linked to these objectives. These can be found in Guidance Note 2 on Project Idea Generation and the Guidance Note 3 on Project Development.