Call for proposals International Programme Fund 2020/21

Background

We are facing the biggest public health emergency in a generation. The challenge is global, and the UK is committed to a coordinated international response. We will be working together with governments, civil society, research-based organisations, and multilateral partners to support this global effort. The International Programme Fund implements projects aimed at project proposals to support the COVID-19 response in Montenegro.

The Embassy calls for a new round of concept submissions for the current financial year (ending February 2021). We seek project proposals in line with our objectives and priority areas.

Our aim

We are particularly interested in project proposals that aim to deliver in the following areas:

  1. Economic and socio-economic response, transparency and recovery;
  2. Promotion and protection of fundamental rights with regard to the epidemiological situation;
  3. Science, technology and innovation response;
  4. Health response, including vaccination, but excluding purchase of PPE and medical equipment for the treatment of COVID19.

Grants are awarded to civil society and local non-governmental organisations that have a proven record of accomplishment of implementation and delivery of projects in Montenegro.

Quality criteria

Irrespective of the project priority area, all projects must meet the following quality criteria:

Sustainability of the project’s results

The impact of a project should last beyond the life of the project itself. Applicants must clearly state which of the project outputs/outcomes are sustainable beyond the life of the project and how this will this be achieved in the course of the project.

Buy-in of the key beneficiaries/stakeholders of the project

An analysis of the project beneficiaries/stakeholders should be carried out during the preparation of a project, including consultations with the key beneficiaries / stakeholders. It should be clearly stated in the project proposal who the key beneficiaries/stakeholders of the future project are and the level of their support and buy-in to the project. We may require documentary evidence of this support.

Risk assessment

Project implementers need to demonstrate clearly how they would mitigate potential risks to project delivery. The aim is not to discourage high-risk projects, but to provide assurance that risk is systematically managed and properly escalated.

Timing

To apply for British Embassy funding, interested organisations must submit a project proposal and a completed activity based budget to the

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