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The British High Commission (BHC) in Belmopan is now accepting project proposals for the period June 2022 to February 2023.
Please note these examples intend to give an idea of the sort of areas we are looking for. However, do not restrict your bids to these areas.
Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
alignment with the above-mentioned thematic priorities
outcomes are achievable within the funding period
project design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures;
sustainability demonstrating that project benefits continue after the funding ends and showcasing long term impact in Belize
risk and financial accountability procedures
the organisation’s safeguarding policies that ensure protection of beneficiaries
contribution to gender equality
overall value for money
In order to bid, your organisation or agency must demonstrate that it has previous experience in project management (preferably working with international agencies or organisations), sufficient technical, financial, personnel and logistical capacity.
We are particularly interested in project bids that will add value and impact via innovative activities to improve relationships and cooperation between all stakeholders (civil society organisations, the general public, relevant institutions, and the Government of Belize).
Projects should demonstrate how they will make a difference e.g. by covering an existing gap in the system or promoting practical change.
Results should be clear, measurable, and sustainable. Priority will be given to projects that draw on UK experience and expertise and strengthen UK-Belize co-operation.
To bid you need to fully complete in English the project proposal bid form (ODT, 59.1 KB) and an Activity Based Budget template (ODS, 10.4 KB). Bids will not be considered if both forms are not received.
Activity Based Budgets should list the activities needed to deliver the outcomes (results) of the project. All costs should be in Belizean dollars.
The project fund cannot be used to pay for:
The bidding round is an open and competitive process, assessed by the British High Commission Project Board in Belize.
we aim to issue the Project Board decision by May 2022
once a bid is approved, a Grant Contract will be signed with all successful bidders. In the documents section you will find an example of a Grant Contract Agreement Template (PDF, 825KB, 24 pages). Your organisation will be expected to sign the contract within one week of the funds being awarded. Failure to do so will result in the funds being re-allocated
the implementing organisation will be required to submit quarterly reports, financial reports, and a final evaluation of the project. The implementing organisation is expected to meet deadlines set by the BHC
please note there are no pre-payments. Reimbursements will be made three months in arrears once activities have taken place and all receipts submitted. Implementing organisations must request repayments using an invoice (including receipts and a financial report of spend) and the repayments will be carried out during those dates agreed upon in the respective contract
the budget should be presented in Belizean Dollars. All payments will be made to a bank account held in Belize
Please ensure that all required sections of the Project Proposal Form and Activity Based Budgets are properly completed. Incomplete forms will be rejected and will not be considered. In particular, please ensure that you complete the cost and funding sections.
Please send any questions regarding the call for bids to: the BHC Project Officer mellissa.rivero@fcdo.gov.uk.
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