Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund 2015 - 2016
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The bidding round for Vietnam is now open for the submission of Concept Notes. The deadline: 2nd December 2014.
The British Embassy in Hanoi is pleased to invite bids for the Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund run by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 2nd December 2014.
About Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund
The Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund is one of the FCO’s dedicated annual fund supporting human rights and democracy work overseas. Through targeted projects, it aims to lift the capacity of governments and civil society to promote and protect human rights. HRDP has been active in Vietnam since 2005. Please see List of Projects funded by the Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund in Vietnam (MS Word Document, 32.5KB) .
The Programme focuses on 8 thematic areas but selected priority areas for Vietnam are:
promotion and protection of freedom of expression
abolition of the death penalty
Details of each of these areas can be found in the Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund Strategy (MS Word Document, 153KB) .
Project proposals must clearly demonstrate how they will support the British embassy’s human rights priorities for Vietnam as listed above.
Projects can begin from April 2015 and must be completed by end February 2016.
The FCO can fund up to £200,000 for one project. Projects that require more than that amount may be considered exceptionally.
We welcome projects jointly funded with other donors. All projects must demonstrate how they complement the efforts of other donors and bring added value. We strongly encourage projects that seek to secure future funding from other bodies (e.g. EU, UN) for follow-on work.
Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
alignment with HRDP Strategy and FCO’s Foreign Policy Priorities
evidence of local demand or need
value for money
project viability, including capacity of implementing organisation(s)
project design, including clear, achievable impact
risk and stakeholder management
Application for funding and timetable
|2 December 2014||Bidders to submit concept notes (template below) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org of the British Embassy in Hanoi. (The British Embassy will assess all concept notes received. Selected bidders will be asked to work their concepts up to full proposals for submission and provided with further guidance on appropriate form.)|
|6 January 2015||Bidders to submit full proposals to the British Embassy|
|23 January 2015||The British Embassy assesses and submits top full proposals to HRDP Team in London|
|February - March 2015||Bids assessment by HRDP Team and Board in London|
|end March 2015||Final outcomes are notified to all bidders|
Guidance for Potential Implementers (MS Word Document, 228KB)
Project concept form (MS Word Document, 41.1KB)
Bidding FAQ (MS Word Document, 126KB)
Human Rights and Democracy Programme Fund Strategy (MS Word Document, 153KB)
Standard Grant Contract (MS Word Document, 176KB)
Please contact: Ms. Hoang Hong Hanh
Programme and Project Coordinator
British Embassy Hanoi
Telephone: +84 (0)4 3936 0500 ext. 2318
or HRD.Programme@fco.gov.uk with any questions or queries.