Guidance

Prosperity Fund programme

The Prosperity Programme is the Foreign and Commonwealth’s fund to tackle climate change, strengthen energy security and promote an open global economy in key emerging economies.

Overview

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office launched the Prosperity Fund in April 2011 to tackle climate change, strengthen energy security and promote an open global economy in key emerging economies. Since its launch, the fund has supported almost 500 projects across a network of 14 countries and regions around the world.

The Fund is part of the Strategic Programme fund, which promotes action on global issues in areas of strategic importance to the UK. Current areas of focus include the Arab Partnership, commercial diplomacy, counter proliferation, counter terrorism, human rights, prosperity, bilateral programmes and the Overseas Territories.

Target countries

Countries with dedicated programmes are: Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.

We also operate regional funds in the Gulf, Latin America and South East Asia to widen our global reach, and work with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through our delegation in Paris.

Funding

The programme funding for 2013-14 has been confirmed as £19,653,000 of which £14,900,000 is ODA eligible. The vast majority of this funding will be devolved to selected posts, who will have primary responsibility for project selection and management. In addition to ODA targets, the fund has to spend over half on climate projects to meet a 2011 Ministerial commitment on maintaining climate spend.

2013/14 Programme

As your first point of contact, please contact the relevant British Embassy or High Commission where funds are devolved.

Contact details

Contact details for our project officers and projects teams in our priority posts are as follows:

Brazil

Email Adriana Correira or call the Embassy in Brasilia on (55) (61) 3329-2300

China

Email Sherry Ma or call the Embassy in Beijing on (+86) (10) 5192 4000

Gulf Network

Email Mehabat Hyatt in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia or call the Embassy in Riyadh on +966 (0) 1 481 9100 (Covering Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE).

India

Email Aarti Kapoor or call the High Commission in New Delhi on (91) (11) 2419 2100

Japan

Email Naomi Cowan or call the Embassy in Tokyo on (+81) (3) 5211-1100

Latin America Network

Email Gemma Kingsford-Smith or call the Embassy in Bogota on (+57) (1) 326 8300 (covering Argentina, Chile, Panama and Peru)

Mexico

Email Monica Buitron or call the Embassy in Mexico City on +52 (55) 1670 3200

Russia

Email Anna Shougaleeva or call the Embassy in Moscow on (7) (495) 956 7200

South Africa

Email Vannessa Westcott at or call the Embassy in Pretoria on (27) (12) 421 7509

South East Asia Network

Email Benjamin Chew in Singapore or call the High Commission in Singapore on (+65) 6424 4200 (Covering Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).

South Korea

Email Sulgi Koo or call the Embassy in Seoul on (+82) (2) 3210 5500

Turkey

Email Cem Gundogan or call the Embassy in Ankara on (+90) 312 455 3234

UKDEL Paris

Email Marney Crainey or call UKDEL Paris on 0033 (0) 1 44 51 3249

General enquiries
Prosperity Secretariat
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Room WH.3.406, King Charles Street
London, SW1A 2AH

Telephone: +44 20 7008 3263 email: prosperityfund@fco.gov.uk

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