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Conflict Pool invites bids for 2014/2015

The British Embassy Moscow is now inviting bids for project funding from the Conflict Pool for projects starting on 1 April 2014.

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In Russia, the Conflict Pool aims to reduce the potential for violent conflict in the North Caucasus region by investing in upstream conflict prevention and by creating an environment that is more conducive to the resolution of conflicts. Projects can be targeted at civil society, local or national level government. Projects should be either based in the North Caucasus, or directly related to conflict resolution in the region.

Criteria for Bidding

Projects must be aligned with the UK Government’s Building Stability Overseas Strategy and must contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Increased awareness of conflict issues at the community level and improved ability to manage / prevent conflict among local populations in the North Caucasus.

  • Reduced impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations and improved adherence to international human rights standards in the North Caucasus.

Please note that we do not fund humanitarian or development work from the Conflict Pool.

Projects should:

  • Seek to deliver a concrete change in the status quo that is sustainable in the long term;

  • Be based on a sound understanding of the conflict dynamic and a clear ‘theory of change’;

  • Where possible, work in parallel with pre-identified partner organisations across boundaries / borders;

  • Demonstrate good value for money (including a maximum of 10% of administrative costs);

  • Be open to external audit.

Who may bid?

In order to be eligible, your organisation or agency must be a non-profit legal entity or a registered non-governmental organisation, and must demonstrate that it has:

  • Experience in confidence-building / conflict resolution projects.

  • Previous experience working with international agencies / organisations, preferably in community-based confidence building projects.

  • Proof of NGO registration and profile (able to provide all necessary documents of legal registration and taxpayer identification)

  • Sufficient technical, financial, human and logistical capacity.

The Bidding Process

Applicants are invited to submit a short concept bid using the following template. Please do not expand the boxes.

Concept bids should be sent to murad.tangiev@fco.gov.uk indicating ‘Conflict Pool Bid’ in the subject field. The closing date for concept bids is Monday 6th of January 2014.

Selected bidders will then be invited to develop their concept into a full project bid. You will be notified by Monday 20th of January if you are invited to do so. The deadline for full bids will be Monday 3rd of February 2014.

Please note that an invitation to submit a full bid does not represent a commitment to fund, it merely indicates that we are interested in your idea and would like to know more.

Bidding is competitive and only selected projects will receive funding. The FCO reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant/s of the grounds of such acceptance or rejection. Due to the volume of bids expected we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful bids.

Published 12 December 2013