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The British Embassy Kyiv is accepting project proposals on women’s rights for the 2022 to 2023 financial year (April 2022 to March 2023) from not-for-profit organisations.
Update on 25 March 2022: The deadline to submit project proposals has been extended to 11.55pm (GMT) on Tuesday 5 April 2022. Read the updated Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this call for bids (ODT, 12.6 KB).
In response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and building on previous work undertaken by the UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) 2018 to 2022, and the Ukraine National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2020-2025, the UK is seeking to strengthen its contribution to the WPS agenda and, therefore, support project/s in Ukraine which aim to achieve (one or more of) the following 5 outcomes.
This approach seeks to support and bolster the active contribution women, women’s rights organisations and excluded groups are making in their communities and on the frontline of the response during the unfolding crisis.
Empower primarily women’s rights organisations, as well as wider actors working for gender equality and social inclusion, in Ukraine to advance a localised and inclusive WPS agenda, meeting the urgent identified needs of women, girls and excluded groups in the community they serve, including older women and women with disabilities. This will include supporting interventions for improved social cohesion, community services and coordination with humanitarian and recovery efforts on gender and equality aims. It may include addressing the specific needs of women and children on the move and in host communities inside and displaced outside of Ukraine – where it relates to the WPS agenda.
Enable women’s rights organisations and wider actors to continue efforts to identify persons with specific needs and referrals to state services and humanitarian assistance and to provide lifesaving sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response services in line with the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards.
Working through Ukrainian women leaders, mediators, and women’s rights organisations to provide support to deliver on the second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2020-2025 objectives and support women’s engagement and meaningful participation in the humanitarian response, in national and international decision-making and policy agendas in response to the unfolding crisis, and in civil society action at the community level (with the flexibility to adapt to the unfolding situation).
Provision of rapid gender and inclusion real-time analysis: data disaggregation by sex, age and disability (to enable a gender-sensitive response during the crisis), human rights monitoring, including monitoring of sexual violence and enhancing accountability for gender equality, women’s empowerment and the rights of excluded groups in Ukraine.
Collaboration with representative groups including organisations of persons with disabilities to ensure WPS and humanitarian responses address diverse needs and amplify meaningful and inclusive participation.
Recommendations and requirements to project budgets are listed on tab 1 of CSSF Activity Based Budget template and guidance (ODS, 18.1 KB). We are unable to fund academic courses or research, English language tuition; the purchase of land, property, IT or other equipment (clarification is provided below) and finance construction works under this Fund.
Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
The implementer will have:
Funding cannot be used to finance the following:
The digital spend – digital development costs in excess of £10,000 for “any external-facing service provided through the internet to citizens, businesses, civil society or non-government organisations” – has to be depicted separately in the Digital Spend Proposal form (ODT, 19.7 KB) and be approved by FCDO.
All implementers will be expected to sign a standard FCDO grant agreement with the Embassy. The terms of the contract or agreement are not negotiable.
As all projects are expected to have achieved 85% spend by 31 December 2022, Activity Based Budgets must reflect this requirement.
The deadline to submit project proposals is extended to 11.55pm (GMT) on 5 April 2022. Frequently asked questions are also updated.
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