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Bidding for Human Rights and Democracy Programme 2015/16 in Thailand starts
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The British Embassy is now accepting bids for funds from the Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP).
The HRDP is the FCO’s dedicated annual fund supporting human rights and democracy work overseas. Through targeted projects, it aims to lift the capacity of governments and civil society to promote and protect human rights. The HRDP focuses on the following thematic areas:
- abolition of the death penalty
- business and human rights
- strengthening democratic processes
- freedom of expression
- freedom of religion or belief
- torture prevention
- preventing sexual violence in conflict
- promoting women’s rights
The HRDP will have approximately £5.5 million available for 2015-16. Approximately £1.6 million of this will allocate to projects aligned to the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI). The remainder of the fund will be allocated across the other seven priority areas. HRDP will fund projects up to the value of £200,000. Project proposals will not be accepted unless they fall under one or more of these priorities.
The Bidding Process
The 2015-16 HRDP bidding round will follow the same two-stage format as the 2014-15 bidding round. This includes a project concept note stage, followed by a full proposal stage. The 2015-2016 HRDP Strategy, Implementer Bidding Guidance, Frequently Asked Questions and the project Concept Note (PCN) template are available via Foreign & Commonwealth Office website.
The bidding timeline is as follows:
- 4 Nov 2014: 2015-16 HRDP Bidding round opens
- 1 Dec 2014: Deadline for implementers to submit concept notes to the British Embassy
- 5 Jan 2015: Deadline for implementers to submit full proposals to the British Embassy
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