Calling for bids in Burundi: Global Britain Fund
The British High Commission in Kigali and the British Embassy Office in Bujumbura are now accepting project proposals for the newly created Global Britain Fund for financial year 2017-18 (April 2017-March 2018).
The Global Britain Fund is a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Fund, with country allocations devolved to British Embassies and High Commissions. It brings together previous funding streams such as the Bilateral Programme Fund, the Magna Carta Human Rights Fund and the Rules-Based International System Fund into one single Fund.
This year, we are seeking projects bids around two thematic areas focusing on Burundi:
- Preventing Sexual Violence in Burundi
- Security and human rights in Burundi
We are particularly interested in project proposals that help make progress towards the following outcomes:
Greater domestic and international awareness of sexual violence in Burundi, with a reduced number of cases and increased access to justice for survivors of sexual violence through domestic and international tools
Improved human rights and security in Burundi via a better relationship between security forces and the general population
The Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) has been a UK priority since launching in 2012. The focus of the PSVI campaign in 2017 is tackling the stigma that many survivors of sexual violence face. We would therefore particularly welcome bids focused on this area, as well as bids that help raise domestic and international awareness of sexual violence in Burundi, contribute to a reduced number of cases and allow increased access to justice for survivors of sexual violence.
The UK is also committed to contributing towards an improvement in human rights and security in Burundi, we would welcome bids for projects aimed at building a better relationship between security forces and the general population. This could include community dialogue and negotiations between security forces and members of different political and ethnic groups, activities that support peaceful coexistence between local communities and the police, community training sessions and workshops, or other innovative ways of rebuilding trust between security forces and communities.
Minimum limit: £10,000
Maximum limit: £100,000 (for preventing gender-based violence projects); and £50,000 (for security/human rights projects)
Bids will ultimately be assessed against the following criteria:
- Value for money
- Alignment with the above mentioned priorities
- Project design including clear and achievable outcomes
- Project sustainability , including the capacity of implementing organisation (s)
- Capacity to network with local administration- population-security forces
- Risk and stakeholder management
- We now welcome concept bids using the short attached form by midnight on Monday 17 April to BHC Kigali
- Please find attached to this call the concept bid form
- We will then review all bids, provide feedback to our shortlisted ones by 24 April, and request full bid proposals from them, including an Activity Based Budget, to be submitted by 7 May.
- We aim to inform successful bidders by 12 May, to finalise contractual agreements and allow the commencement of project activities by mid-May.
Published: 10 April 2017
Updated: 10 April 2017
- First published.
- For our partners in Burundi, all queries should be directed to Mr. Melchior Nzigamasabo, Head of Office, British Embassy Office, Bujumbura
- Please, contact Mr. Melchior Nzigamasabo the Head of Office, British Embassy, Burundi, Bujumbura