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British Embassy Programme Fund

Open bid round for financial year 2017-2018.


The British Embassy in Brazil is inviting submissions of project proposals to the British Embassy Programme Fund.


  1. Project proposals must contribute to the following areas:
  • People to People: Increasing cooperation through exchange of experts, policy makers, civil society and academia to support development of best practice in governance, business environment and democracy.

  • Human Rights: Support capacity building of governments and civil society in promoting and protecting human rights, including but not limited to transnational human rights challenges (e.g. modern slavery and human trafficking), business and human rights practices, good governance, LGBT rights, best practices around policing and prison systems, support to human rights defenders and the promotion and protection of freedom of expression.

  • Global Peace and Security: Supporting Brazil’s role in global peace and security issues by promoting debate and sharing of expertise, particularly on the Middle East, peacekeeping and disarmament.

  1. The Bilateral Fund is ODA (Official Development Assistance), hence, the primary beneficiary of the project proposal submitted to the Bilateral Fund must be Brazil (included in the OECD DAC list), in line with DAC criteria

  2. Project proposals must be submitted in the Project Bid form:

Proposal Form - Under £10k (MS Word Document, 216KB)

Project Proposal - - £10k to £80k (MS Word Document, 224KB)

  1. We are looking for practical interventions that will lead to a real and timely difference to decision-making.

  2. Proposals can deliver one or more activities such as research, analysis, seminars, events, missions or workshops, as well as a small scale projects (up to £50,000). Both should lead to specific and measurable action.

  3. Proposals should outline impact. We want to know what changes the project will bring about.

  4. Demonstrate that the project will produce sustainable outcomes.

  5. Activity-based budget must contain detailed description of each activity and should comply with FCO Value for Money and Procurement Procedures.


A Project Selection Board composed by members of the British Embassy will evaluate and select project based on the DAC appraisal criteria and fit with eligibility criteria above.


29 March 2017 Deadline to submit project bids to This email account
26 April 2017 at the latest Results to the successful bidders.
By 31 March 2018 Deadline for implementation
Published 8 March 2017