The Human Rights and Democracy Programme (HRDP) is the FCO’s dedicated fund supporting human rights and democracy work overseas. The Programme aims to make a difference to people’s lives, helping to build the capacity of governments and civil society to promote and protect human rights. In 2013/14, we supported over 80 projects worldwide.
We are pleased to announce that the Human Rights and Democracy Programme now invites proposals for project bids for 2014/15.
The target thematic areas for 2014/15 are:
Global torture prevention
Abolition of the death penalty
Promotion and protection of freedom of expression
Upholding freedom of religion and belief
Business and human rights
Strengthening democratic processes
Preventing sexual violence
Projects must deliver outputs and outcomes relevant to the target areas. Projects that clearly demonstrate how they will address the target areas will improve their chance of support. Bids will also be assessed against the following criteria:
Applicants are requested to fill in the concept bid form in English and send them electronically to the British Embassy in Moscow at Luiza.Yandieva@fco.gov.uk indicating ‘HRD Programme Bid’ in the subject field.
The deadline for submitting concept bids is Friday 28th February 2014.
Successful bidders will be invited to submit a full project proposal. You will be notified by 14th March if you are invited to do so.
FCO Human Rights and Democracy Programme 2014-15: Guidance for Potential Implementers at Concept Stage (MS Word Document, 296KB)
PROJECT CONCEPT FORM (MS Word Document, 55.5KB)
Standard terms and conditions (PDF, 252KB, 13 pages)
Strategy (MS Word Document, 136KB)