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The British Embassy in Monrovia invites proposals for projects to be grant-funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office’s International Programme.
The International Programme is a technical assistance fund which supports small-scale projects that aim to deliver policy outcomes. Examples of activity funded by the International Programme include communications, training, development of online digital resources, and so on. Successful projects should deliver change in Liberia.
Areas of focus could include, but are not limited to:
Bidding documents and guidance are available below.
Bidders should fill in the standard Project Proposal Form – over 10k (ODT, 65.7 KB) or Project Proposal Form – up to 10k (ODT, 58.1 KB) and include a breakdown of project costs in the Activity Based Budget Template – GBP (ODS, 9.53 KB) or Activity Based Budget Template – USD (ODS, 9.65 KB), available at the links below, using the guidance provided. We will not consider proposals submitted in other formats. Activity Based Budget costs should be indicative. Costs should be provided in US Dollars, not Liberian Dollars. UK-based organisations may submit budgets in GBP (£ pounds sterling). Organisations cannot use grant funding to generate profit.
The maximum funding amount available is US$30,000 (or GBP equivalent). We welcome bids up to this value. UK funding may be in addition to co-funding by other partners and self-funding contributions; indeed this will be considered a merit. Where appropriate, bidders are encouraged to describe how their project could be further scaled-up if additional funding became available.
Bidders should read the guidance carefully before completing bids. Proposals which do not follow the guidance and do not provide the required information in the standard format/word limit will be rejected. Successful projects should have sustainable outcomes and should clearly identify the change that will be brought about.
They may also build on projects by other organisations, complementing their efforts. All bids should make clear how they will complement existing activities supported by other donors and international partners, and how work in the regions would complement national-level activity.
Successful bidders must be able to receive project funding in GBP or USD in their organisation’s bank account. Cash payments will not be made. 85% of project funds should be spent before end of December 2021.
Administrative costs (office rent, project management and book-keeper rates, utilities, communications, stationery, bank charges, etc.) must not exceed 8% of the total project budget. Project costs are usually reimbursed on basis of actual receipted costs. Requests for partial advance payments will be considered on an exceptional basis, with additional scrutiny required.
The International Programme is not a humanitarian fund and cannot provide e.g. scholarships, food or educational supplies, etc. We are unable to fund:
Proposals must be submitted by email to Monrovia.GeneralEnquiries@fcdo.gov.uk by 09h00 (Liberia time) on Monday,12 July 2021. Late bids will not be accepted.
In the subject line, please indicate the area you are bidding for and the name of your organisation, formatted as in the following example: “International Programme Bid – EDUCATION – NGO Name”
Bidding is competitive and only selected projects will receive funding. The Embassy reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds of such acceptance or rejection.
Due to the volume of bids expected we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful bids. We aim to evaluate proposals by early August. Approved projects will commence in September.
Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:
All selected implementers must undergo a due diligence screening before any funding can be awarded. The Due Diligence Assessment (DDA) process covers 5 pillars:
Selected implementers will be asked to provide documentary evidence that they meet required standards, and undergo an interview to identify risks and assess mitigations. Further information is available below.
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