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Human Rights and Democracy Fund in the Philippines: Call for Bids

The British Embassy Manila is inviting organisations to consider submitting project proposals to the Human Rights and Democracy Fund.

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Human Rights and Democracy Programme

The Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) dedicated fund supporting human rights and democracy work overseas. The Programme aims to make a difference to people’s lives, and to help build the capacity of governments and civil society to promote and protect human rights. With over 70 projects in over 40 countries, the HRDP is a strategic Programme and we assess every bid we receive very carefully for impact and whether its fits with the HRDP strategy and our local human rights strategy for that country.

Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are at the heart of HMG’s foreign policy. The HRDP targets areas that are both important to us and where we consider we can make the greatest impact in delivering the FCO’s overarching purpose to “pursue an active and activist foreign policy, working with other countries and strengthening the rules-based international system in support of our values.”

These key areas include:

  • global torture prevention
  • abolition of the death penalty
  • promotion and protection of freedom of expression
  • upholding freedom of religion and belief
  • women’s rights
  • business and human rights
  • strengthening democratic processes
  • preventing sexual violence

Further Information

How to submit?

Please read carefully the before submitting your bid.

We encourage you to submit your bids to and to discuss your idea in order to ensure that it fits with the Philippines’ Human Rights and Democracy Fund Strategy and meets our requirements. Therefore, in order to give us ample time to work with you on your concept, please get in touch with Clarisse and Zabra right away to discuss your concept before you submit a Project Concept Form (MS Word Document, 56.5KB) ahead of the December 12 deadline.

Published 20 November 2014