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Human Rights and Democracy Programme in Russia invites bids for 2014-2015

We are pleased to announce that the Human Rights and Democracy Programme now invites proposals for project bids for 2014/15.

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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.

2014/15 Programme

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

  • Women’s rights

  • Business and human rights

  • Strengthening democratic processes

  • Preventing sexual violence

Selection Criteria

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:

  • Value for money

  • Evidence of local demand/need

  • Project viability, including capacity of implementing organisation(s)

  • Project design, including clear, achievable objectives/outputs
  • Sustainability

  • Good risk and stakeholder management

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.

Key Documents

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)

Published 6 February 2014