British Embassy Astana Call for Bids: FCO Programme Fund in Kazakhstan 2017/2018

Deadline: 24 May 2017

The British Embassy Astana is currently inviting applicants to submit project bids for funding under the FCO’s Programme Fund.

Priorities

  • Government accountability and anti-corruption
    • British Embassy Astana is looking for implementers to run projects on promotion of the government accountability and good governance for reduction of likelihood of corruption in Kazakhstan.
  • Professionalisation of state press services and local media
    • The UK government would like to support Kazakhstani media in the process of reaching the highest professional standards. British Embassy Astana aims to contribute to the development of open and diverse media environment.

Funding Information

British Embassy Astana will fund projects that give them greater scale and impact of up to £110,000.

Timings

The Embassy invites project proposals for up to nine months duration (June 2017-February 2018). Projects should begin any time from June 2017 and must be completed by the end of February 2018.

Criteria

Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • value for money
  • alignment with the above mentioned priorities
  • project design, including clear and achievable impact
  • project viability, including the capacity of implementing organisation
  • good risk and stakeholder management
  • sustainability
  • projects should be realistic in the results they aim to deliver and how these contribute to the long-term achievement of the targets
  • proposals must be supported by a realistic detailed activity based budget. The template for the activity-based budget (below) should be used for reference.

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted electronically at the address given on the website, with “FCO Programme Fund Bid” as the subject line.

For more information, please visit FCO Programme Fund.

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