Supporting projects in Vietnam
Strategic programme funds help the Foreign and Commonwealth Office deliver its Foreign Policy Priorities and the UK government’s priorities in Vietnam for the period 2014-2018.
The British Embassy Hanoi is keen to work with local partners on projects that benefit Vietnam and support the British government’s priorities.
Funding is provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and managed by the British Embassy Hanoi to provide strategic support to Vietnam in priority areas and improve bilateral links between Vietnam and the UK.
UK Vietnam Fund (Bilateral Fund)
The Bilateral Fund is a flexible and effective tool enabling the British Embassy to support projects linked to the UK government’s priorities in Vietnam. The British Embassy is pleased to announce the final bidding call in financial year 2016/17 for project proposals with a primary focus on the following objective of our Country Business Plan:
Vietnam promotes an international rules-based system.
For information: The total funding available for ODA projects for the Asia Pacific region (which includes Vietnam) is £161,000. In addition to the primary focus set out above, successful proposals will be able to demonstrate tangible economic and/or security benefits for the UK. Project activities should preferably end in December 2016, but projects with activities ending in February 2017 will also be considered.
You are invited to fill in the Project Proposal Form (MS Word Document, 218KB) where the total value of the project is above £30,000 or the Project Overview Form (MS Word Document, 26.5KB) where the project value is between £5,000 and £30,000. (If your project is below the £30,000 threshold, you may nevertheless submit a full bid form, if you prefer. Please note that if you complete the project overview form, you may subsequently be required to complete the full bid form before a grant contract is signed.) A full breakdown of costs in an Activity based budget (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 52.5KB) must also be submitted with all proposals and follows UN-EU cost norm 2015. Proposals with a value of less than £5,000 are not eligible.
You are encouraged to keep in touch with the British Embassy to discuss your proposal before submitting the bid, notably in order to make sure it has a good strategic fit. For any inquiry regarding this call, please contact Ms. Hoang Hong Hanh: firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Bids should be submitted by email to: email@example.com by 22 September 2016 at the latest.
Project Proposal Form (MS Word Document, 218KB)
Activity based budget (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 52.5KB)
Guidance for implementers (PDF, 177KB, 2 pages)
Project Overview Form (MS Word Document, 26.5KB)
Other funds sponsored by the FCO in Vietnam include:
The 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review announced a £1.3bn Prosperity Fund over the next 5 years to promote the economic reform and development needed for growth in partner countries. Our priorities will include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, and increasing the ability of partner countries to tackle corruption. As well as contributing to a reduction in poverty in recipient countries, we expect these reforms to create opportunities for international business including UK companies.
Projects have to operate in our main markets (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and additionally in Burma). Regional projects can include a small element of work in other South East Asia countries (Cambodia, Laos PDR, Brunei & Singapore) but the project’s focus should be in our main markets.
The deadline of proposal submission is COP 27 March 2016. Please go to this link for further bidding information.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
Magna Carta Fund
We are pleased to announce the call for bids for projects under the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy for financial year 2016-17. The Magna Carta Fund (known last year as the Human Rights and Democracy Programme) is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s strategic programme dedicated to the UK’s global human rights and democracy work.
Through targeted projects overseas it supports the promotion and protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. It aims to further British interests by supporting high-impact projects which promote institution-building, target universal issues and the underlying causes of human rights problems.
The fund reflects the Government’s strong commitment to human rights and will enable the FCO to achieve greater impact across its three core human rights themes:
Democratic Values and the Rule of Law
Strengthening the Rules-Based International Order
Human Rights for a Stable World
The closing date for concept proposals to be submitted to the Embassy is 17 February 2016. If a concept proposal is successful, the deadline for a full proposal to be submitted will be 07 March 2016. Successful proposals will be announced in early May 2016. Please submit your proposal to Mr. Graham Knight – Head Internal Political Team, email email@example.com or Ms. Hoang Hong Hanh – Programme and Project Coordinator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details on how to apply to the Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy please visit this link.
For more information on the fund, please contact: Mr. Graham Knight – Head Internal Political Team, email: email@example.com
The Returns and Reintegration Fund
The Returns and Reintegration Fund supports activities that achieve high-volume returns of failed asylum seekers and foreign national offenders to priority countries and to make those returns sustainable through benefits to the host countries, communities and individuals.
For more information on programme and project, please contact: Ms. Hoang Hong Hanh – Programmes and Projects Coordinator, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 16 August 2013
Updated: 9 September 2016
- The UK - Vietnam Fund calls for the final bidding in the financial year 2016/17 with the deadline is 22 September 2016
- Update information relating to UK Vietnam Fund (Bilateral Fund)
- Update new content for Prosperity Fund
- First published.