The Prosperity SPF Fund supports policy projects aimed at promoting sustainable global growth. Following a call for proposals last November, we are launching over 40 new projects in 2013-14 which are expected to produce real, measureable outcomes in the following areas:
- financial sector reform, to liberalise and open markets in China
- structural reform, to rebalance China’s economy towards consumer spending and business and service sectors
- business environment, making China a better place for domestic and foreign firms to do business, and breaking down barriers to trade and investment
- energy security, to make China’s energy use more efficient and sustainable
- low carbon/climate change, to reduce China’s carbon emissions growth
Prosperity projects respond to a directly identified need for policy development in China’s national, regional or local government. The projects contribute UK or international policy experience and technical expertise, working with Chinese implementers and UK funding to produce deliverables which can influence the policy debate in a timely way.
Further information and case studies of our programme work can be found in the attached SPF publication.
Targeted Bidding Round 2013-14
To complement our new portfolio of projects, we are opening a targeted bidding round for submission of proposals focusing specifically on:
- opening up markets, in particular by supporting financial sector reform, supporting the structural reforms needed to rebalance the economy towards consumer spending and sustainable growth, and supporting the business environment for domestic and foreign businesses, breaking down barriers to trade and investment and improving global economic governance
- enhancing energy security by supporting China to develop the capacity to respond to energy emergencies and to increase their role in global energy governance
- raising ambition on emissions mitigation through harnessing climate science attribution and the views of the Chinese public on climate change to inform policy and through policies to reduce the carbon impact and use of fossil fuels
If you have ideas for projects working with provincial and/or municipal governments to support any of the objectives covered in the China Prosperity SPF Strategy, we would be happy to discuss and consider these.
If you are interested in applying for funding, please contact us to discuss in more detail the proposed project area and the specific bidding and funding conditions for this round.
The deadline for submitting full bid project proposals is Friday 31 May 2013, 5pm. Bids should be submitted by email to the contact details provided below. The Full Programme Strategy and Proposal Bid Forms and guidance can be found below.
Stages of Bidding Rounds
Successful projects will start on 1 July 2013. Multi-year projects are subject to review after the end of each financial year to continue funding.
Stage 1: Bid development phase. Implementing organisations develop full bids in consultation with the British Embassy/Consulate Generals and submit full bids by the deadline (using the full bid form on website).
Stage 2: Approval. All bids will be reviewed by an independent panel. Successful implementers will be informed and be given two weeks to make final amendments before they are officially approved.
Call for proposals: 13 to 31 May 2013
Results announced for successful bids: week beginning 17 June 2013
Final amendments before official approval: 17 to 30 June 2013
Projects to start: 1 July 2013
Attachments to download:
The 2013-14 Prosperity Programme Strategy provides more information on the content and requirements of our programme (English Version & Chinese Version). Please note we are inviting bids on the targeted objectives above, not the full range of objectives in the strategy.
Full Bid Proposal Form
Full Bid Activity Based Budget (ABB)
China Prosperity SPF project case studies
The Prosperity Programme Team can be contacted at PFGeneralQueries@fco.gov.uk.