The FCO’s International Cyber Security Capacity Building Fund was launched by the Foreign Secretary at the Budapest Cyber Conference on 4-5 October 2012. The initiative forms part of the Cabinet Office-led National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP), which runs until 2015.
The FCO International Cyber Capacity Building Fund is intended to bolster international capacity building linked to supporting the vision of the UK National Cyber Security Strategy:
for the UK in 2015 to derive huge economic and social value from a vibrant, resilient and secure cyberspace, where our actions, guided by our core values of liberty, fairness, transparency and the >rule of law, enhance prosperity, national security and a strong society.
The full strategy and objectives can be found here.
Focus of the Programme - summary
Financial Year 2014 - 2015
The focus of the fund is to support delivery of the National Cyber Security Strategy objectives.
Bids are welcomed from governments, official bodies, businesses and NGOs where their influence can bring policy change or lead to demonstrable real world impact. Strong proposals will be high-impact interventions, defined by clear evidence of the potential to Support NCSP objectives, and deliver solutions that are sustainable and/ or scalable.
Proposals should outline clearly how the project complements the efforts of other partners
In the case of proposals from implementers which have already received FCO funds, likely future delivery will be judged against past performance.
Further information on the focus of the fund, proposal assessment criteria and application requirements can be found in the attached criteria document.
Agreements will be subject to FCO standard terms.
Proposals should be submitted to the Cyber Security Capacity Building Programme Team by 17:00 Tuesday 27th May.
Programme Manager: Eleanor French
Deputy Programme Manager: Tracy Caulfield