The British Embassy Santo Domingo invites project proposals for 2016 Bilateral Programme Fund. This year’s priority areas are:
- Promoting prosperity. To improve the business climate in the Dominican Republic, promoting sustainable economic development, and open markets for the UK, by:
- supporting the fight against corruption, promoting transparency and open government,
- promoting the reduction of contraband and counterfeit goods,
- promoting reforms to improve judicial security for investors,
- increasing the efficiency of customs and approval of medical and other import licences,
- assisting the Dominican Republic’s development of energy and water sectors, based on UK expertise,
- promoting responsible business practices and voluntary principles.
- Human Rights, Democracy, Governance. Promote good governance, and further inclusion of under-represented groups into DR society, by:
- supporting Dominican Republic Police and Prison reforms,
- increasing disaster management capacity and preparedness,
- promoting the inclusion of women, children, older people, people with disability, LGBT people and ethnic minorities,
- promoting freedom of religion or belief, freedom of expression, protection of journalists and their access to public information
- supporting economic development of under-represented groups, including through entrepreneurship and co-operatives,
- tackling modern day slavery,
- Strengthening public administration and civil society
The deadline for bids is 11 July 2016. Please forward applications to: UK.inDominicanRepublic@fco.gov.uk with the subject 2016 Bilateral Programme Fund.
- Maximum project cost is GBP £10,000 or 650,000 Dominican Pesos
- All project activity must be completed before 16 December 2016.
- Administrative costs cannot be included. We cannot fund transport, food, per diems, or staff salaries.
- If the project requires the support from a Ministry or entity affiliated with the Dominican State, a letter of support from them for the project is required.
- The Embassy will disburse funds after activity takes place, not in advance. The embassy will require documentation for all project activity (eg receipts) for audit purposes.
- Preselected projects will be invited to make a presentation before the Embassy’s Bilateral Programme Budget Board. This includes the presence of a governmental/related entity representative.
- Due to the large number of bids received, we may not be able to give detailed feedback to unsuccessful bids.
- Projects that do not meet with the terms agreed upon in the contract, whose monitoring proves difficult or cannot justify expenses in due course, will be cancelled.