The Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) is the successor to the UK government’s Conflict Pool and is a cross-departmental fund which aims to reduce conflict in fragile states by investing in upstream conflict prevention initiatives whilst tackling human rights issues that arise from conflict.
Projects relating to national dialogue, conflict resolution and peace-building are ongoing under the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF).
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are at the heart of the Government’s foreign policy.
This fund will focus on two themes;
- supporting freedom of expression through the media and;
- addressing sexual violence in conflict.
These thematic areas are priority areas for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and our work here in South Sudan.
As HMG we are currently working on related projects. Please ensure that proposals are sufficiently differentiated from these projects (document attached).
Deadline for submission
The deadline for submission is close of day on the 19 June 2015
18 May 2015 Bidding opens
19 June 2015 Bidding closes
20 July 2015 Successful and unsuccessful bids will be notified of outcome
1 August 2015 Project implementation expected to begin
31 March 2016 Project implementation will finish
Instructions for submitting your Project Proposal
Please send a completed CSSF Project Form, Work Plan and Activity Based Budget (attached) to UKin.SouthSudan@fco.gov.uk. Please read the guidance notes and the grant contract carefully before putting in a bid.
Unfortunately due to the volume of bids we will not be able to provide comprehensive feedback to unsuccessful bids. We will be able to provide scores according to the assessment criteria.
Bids should be for an implementation period of 1 August 2015 to 31 March 2016. However please note that the start date is not guaranteed and will only start once the contract is signed.
We will only accept one bid per organisation.
For Theme 1 bids for this project should be limited to a budget of £200,000.
For Theme 2 bids for this project should be limited to a budget of £400,000