This page is for Institutional Links Principal Applicants and offers information and tools on how to manage your project. If you can't find what you are looking for, please contact


You may need to refer to the latest applicable application guidance document  (April 2018).

Guidance documents of previous rounds can be found below:

Please find the answers to the most frequently asked questions in this document.


  • Re-purpose funding request form: In some cases we can approve the repurpose of funding. Please note: we cannot approve the repurpose of funds that have not been already paid but only the repurpose of funds that have already been paid and remain unspent. Please fill in the re-purpose funding request form and return it to We cannot guarantee that it will be approved.
  • Extension request form: In some cases we can approve extension of project end dates. If the proposed extension pushes the final grant payment into the next financial year this will make approval less likely as we are unable to move country funds from one financial year to the next. Our financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. If you would like to request an extension, please fill in an Institutional Links project extension request form and return it to We cannot guarantee that requests will be approved.
  • Appeals form: If you would like to appeal a grant eligibility decision made by the British Council, please complete this form and send it to


You are required to submit a narrative report and a financial report every six months.

The narrative report is submitted through researchfish.

You can download the financial form template here. We have produced this guide to help you report. Please be aware that the reporting rules will apply from the application round that you were successful under. Please refer to the correct application guidance document above.

Communication and brand

Our communications and branding guidelines for Newton Fund grant recipients contain advice on use of British Council and Newton Fund branding across your materials:

You can access the latest Newton Fund guidelines for Grant Recipients via the British Council Brand Hub (registration/login required). 

This guidance is for Newton Fund grant recipients only and will show you how to describe the Newton Fund, its relationship with the British Council and you, as well as provide standard messaging you can use in your materials and communications.

Updated January 2021.