Iraq: Call for bids for Bringing Daesh to Justice Initiative

The British Embassy in Baghdad has announced a call for bids for the Bringing Daesh to Justice Initiative for financial year 2017-18.


Daesh justice call for bids

Proposal Form - over 80k

Activity Based Budget Template



At the UN General Assembly in 2016, the UK Foreign Secretary, alongside the Foreign Ministers of Iraq and Belgium, launched a global campaign to bring Daesh to justice. The campaign has three complementary objectives: to support national and international justice efforts; to recognise and address the harm suffered by victims of Daesh crimes; and through the pursuit of justice, unite our communities – local national and international.

We are seeking high impact project bids in support of the campaign, initially in Iraq. The available funding is part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Global Britain Fund.


Funding is available for projects covering the period September 2017 to 31 March 2018. Bids are welcome from civil society, including NGOs, think tanks, and UN offices, agencies, funds and programmes.

We are looking for projects that help deliver one or more of the following objectives:

Collecting and preserving evidence of Daesh crime

  • Capacity building for organisations and the Government of Iraq to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of Daesh crimes so it is court-ready in line with international standards. This could include training for the Iraqi judiciary, police, detectives, lawyers, investigators, including the provision of equipment.

Recognising and addressing the harm suffered by victims and survivors of Daesh crimes

  • Survivors are educated on how they can access justice (ie what legal avenues exist and how these can be pursued).

  • Survivors are provided with psychosocial and/or physical support to help them recover from the abuses they have endured and assist with the rebuilding of social structures. This could include training for officials/ staff who are treating Daesh survivors to ensure cases are handled sensitively.

  • Survivors from different communities are brought together to build bridges between those with different backgrounds and religions including across borders. This could include bringing together support groups and survivors in the UK, following attacks in Manchester and London, with those in Iraq who have suffered at the hands of Daesh to amplify their experiences through an international stage, to build up resistance to Daesh globally, and to underpin reconciliation efforts.


Project bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Alignment with the stated programme objectives
  • Geographical reach – projects should where possible be multi-regional and seek to underpin justice for Daesh survivors from different backgrounds – both within Iraq; and across borders (e.g. UK and Iraq).
  • Stakeholder engagement – projects should clearly articulate how they will work with key stakeholders
  • Integration of a gender perspective
  • Value for money
  • Project design, including clear and achievable impact
  • Project viability, including the capacity of the implementing organisation: projects should be realistic in the results they aim to deliver
  • Risks are identified and a risk management plan put in place


We are seeking individual projects of between £300,000 and £500,000.

All projects must be 100% ODA eligible and completed by 31 March 2018.


Please complete the attached Project Proposal Form and Activity Based Budget using the guidance provided. There are no restrictions on the number of proposals an implementer can submit for funding. Completed forms should be sent in word format to, and by Thursday 31August. Bids submitted after this date will not be considered.

Published 31 July 2017
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