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British High Commission Belmopan seeks 2019/2020 project proposals

Belmopan’s window of opportunity to submit project proposals is now open. The deadline for bids is Monday 8 April 2019.

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2019 / 2020 Themes

This year the BHC project themes in Belize are:

  • Human Rights / Rule of Law e.g. LGBT, domestic / sexual violence;
  • Environment / Conservation e.g. eliminating single use plastics, illegal wildlife trade, maritime
  • Security e.g. threats, conflict and stability, cyber security

Please note these examples are to give an idea of the sort of areas we are looking for but please do not restrict your bids to these areas.

Bidding Guidance

  • maximum budget per project bid is BZ$30,000
  • projects will be funded for a single financial year only running from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. There should be no expectation of continued funding beyond this period

  • Projects bids
  1. Must be submitted to Glenisha.Guy@fco.gov.uk; cc: Claire.Bruce@fco.gov.uk by Monday 8 April 2019. Late Bids will NOT be considered

  2. must be submitted on Project Proposal Part A (ODT, 190KB) Form and include an Activity Based Budget 2019-20 (ODS, 9.55KB) which can be found below. Proposals without an Activity Based Budgets will NOT be considered

  3. must be submitted in Belize Dollars

Please ensure that all required sections of the Project Proposal Part A (ODT, 190KB) Form and Activity Based Budget 2019-20 (ODS, 9.55KB) are properly completed. Incomplete forms will be rejected and will not be considered. In particular, please ensure that you complete the cost and funding sections.

Assessment

Project bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • the thematic priorities (above)
  • outcomes that are achievable within the funding period
  • a strong project design that includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures
  • sustainability demonstrating that project benefits will continue after the funding ends
  • risk and financial accountability procedures
  • the organisation’s safeguarding policies that ensure protection of beneficiaries
  • overall value for money

Criteria and eligibility

We are particularly interested in project bids that will add value and impact via innovative activities to improve relationships and cooperation between all stakeholders (civil society organisations, the general public, relevant institutions and the Government of Belize).

Projects should demonstrate how they will make a difference e.g. by covering an existing gap in the system or promoting practical change.

Results should be clear, measurable and sustainable. Priority will be given to projects that draw on UK priorities, experience and expertise and strengthen UK-Belize co-operation.

Process

  1. Submit Project Proposal Part A (ODT, 190KB) Forms and Activity Based Budget 2019-20 (ODS, 9.55KB) by Monday 8 April 2019. Late submissions will NOT be considered.
  2. Project proposals will be sifted and assessed against the above criteria. Successful proposals will be given feedback and a chance to add to their bid before being submitted to the Project Board.
  3. If your bid is approved, you will be informed. Please note project implementers will be required to submit quarterly project and financial reports during the implementation of the project and a final report on project completion.
  4. The BHC aims to sign grant agreements with successful project implementers by 6 May 2019

For any more information or enquiries, please contact Glenisha.Guy@fco.gov.uk Glenisha Guy, Project and Finance Officer.

Don’t forget to complete your Project Proposal Part A (ODT, 190KB) and Activity Based Budget 2019-20 (ODS, 9.55KB) by 8 April 2019 and send it to: Glenisha.Guy@fco.gov.uk Glenisha Guy, Project and Finance Officer; copied to Claire.Bruce@fco.gov.uk Claire Bruce, Deputy High Commissioner.

Project Proposal Part A

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Activity Based Budget 2019-20

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Published 1 March 2019
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