British Embassy Programme Fund (BEPF) 2019/20 for Laos

Deadline: 27 May 2019

The British Embassy Programme Fund (BEPF) has issued a call for bids for projects in line with the UK government’s foreign policy objectives in Lao PDR during financial year 2019/20.

The BEPF project bids will be shortlisted and approved by the British Embassy Vientiane’s Post Programme Board. To apply for funding, interested organisations must submit a project proposal and activity budget plan to the British Embassy. This will provide the basic information required to enable the Post Programme Board to make an assessment on whether or not the bidder will be invited to submit a full project proposal.

Funding Information

The BEPF will fund projects from £5,000 upwards. It is strongly recommended that projects supporting these priority objectives must under £10,000.


Duration of the Project: June 10, 2019 – February 15, 2020.


All projects submitted must directly support at least one of the following priority objectives for the British Embassy Programme Fund:

  • Promoting Education. Preference will be given to projects related to:
    • English language training
    • Women and girls
    • Rural or remote areas
  • Promoting a safe and enabling environment for good governance, rule of law and human rights. Preference will be given to projects related to:
    • Strengthening research/analytical skills for public service
    • Gender equality
    • Ethnic minority
    • LGBT rights
    • Disability inclusion
  • Promoting a safe and enabling environment for operating business in Lao PDR by raising awareness and enhancing capacity of both private and non – private sectors. Preference will be given to projects related to:
    • Tourism and Hospitality
    • Anti-money laundering
  • Environment and Conservation. Preference will be given to projects related to:
    • Illegal Wildlife trade (IWT)
  • Promoting culture and sports, including the development of media, social media, film and other creative arts. Preference will be given to projects related to:
    • Social inclusion

All British Embassy Vientiane Programme Fund projects must clearly demonstrate how they will:

  • Support at least one of the above priorities
  • Deliver value for money (VfM)
  • Meet OECD criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding and
  • Demonstrate that they are able to complete 90% spend by December 7, 2019

Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria will be based on the following:

  • financial and operational capacity
  • relevance
  • methodology
  • sustainability
  • value for money
  • impact

How to Apply

Completed concept notes should be sent by email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit

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