Deadline: 8 March 2020
The British Embassy Caracas invites interested organisations to send their expressions of interest for the 2020-2021 Official Development Assistance (ODA) programme.
The ODA Bilateral Programme is the main channel through which the British Embassy finances projects in Venezuela. These should contribute towards achieving results within strategic objectives and expected outcomes identified by the Embassy, which benefit Venezuela.
- Capacity building of local media workers and outlets, with a particular focus on regional and community-based media, to operate in a restrictive and economically complex environment (e.g. sustainable business models).
- Promoting gender equality and female empowerment; and/or protecting girls’ rights by increasing access to education.
- Capacity building of civil society organisations to carry out independent and impartial data and evidence collection on human rights abuses, following International Law standards.
- Identifying modern slavery dynamics in Venezuela (in line with the UK’s modern slavery International Strategy) affecting forced migrants, workers in mining industry and other vulnerable groups.
- Promoting democratic values and increasing civil society capacity to champion free and fair elections, good governance, transparency and/or rule of law.
- Strengthening the capacity of economic actors (such as the private sector, civil society and research institutions) to contribute to economic stability, including through improved data access and management and/or promoting economic diversification.
- Mapping out options to advance the energy transition, clean growth and low-carbon development in Venezuela.
- Promoting public debate and cross-society action to tackle climate change, including through nature-based solutions, protecting biodiversity and stronger adaptation and resilience.
- Projects are funded for no more than ten (10) months. Activities should be carried out within the UK financial year (1 April 2020-31 March 2021). Please plan to start activities as of mid-May;
- Payments are made in arrears (reimbursements). This means that the Embassy is not allowed to pay up-front for project activities which have not taken place;
- Overhead/administration costs should not exceed 10% of the overall project budget;
- 85% of the funds must be implemented by mid-December 2020;
- Make sure the proposed project purpose (in the format) is well defined and specific, and is aimed at achieving at least one of the listed cooperation outcomes;
- Co-financing from other institutions is welcomed. Please include this as part of your bid if appropriate
- There is particular interest in proposals that involve working with institutions or those incorporating participation by diverse political groups;
- Each organisation may only present one (1) Expression of Interest per cooperation outcome;
- Purchase of capital goods, including infrastructure, properties, furniture and/or IT equipment, is not authorised.
- Institutions – at all levels;
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), legally registered;
- Think tanks;
- Private sector and commerce and industry chambers.
How to Apply
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Before applying, please be sure you are able to submit the following legal documentation, when required by the Embassy (do not forward these documents when applying):
- Digital copy of the Trade Register/Articles of Incorporation;
- Copy of the Fiscal Registration identification number;
- Letter-headed document specifying bank account details;
- A copy of the Identity Card of the legal representative of the organisation.
All documents must be submitted in English at the address given on the website, including the name of your organisation in the subject line (e.g. Asociación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sociales).
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For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/official-development-assistance-programme-2020-2021-expressions-of-interest