Deadline: 2 April 2017
The British Embassy San Jose is pleased to announce its project proposals for its “Bilateral Programme Fund” to promote respect for human rights, with a special emphasis on minority groups, and to strengthen the justice systems in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
The Fund also aims to boost innovation and provide support to budding entrepreneurs, with a view to encouraging economic development in both countries.
- Promoting the rights of indigenous communities
- Decreasing the incidence of modern slavery
- Protecting women’s rights and promoting their economic empowerment
- Providing support for innovation and entrepreneurship
The programme would expect project proposals to be between £5,000 and £10,000, in addition to co-funding. The budget must be presented in pounds sterling (GBP).
All project proposals must meet the following criteria:
- Project proposals must be submitted on the Concept Bid Form in plain English
- All projects should be designed to deliver over the course of one year only
- Proposals must demonstrate practical and high-impact interventions that will lead to a real and timely difference to decision-making. Funds cannot be used to fund one-off visits or seminars
- Projects must clearly be a catalyst to transformational changes in policy and/or practice
- Proposals focusing purely on research, analysis, seminars or workshops will not be relevant unless they lead to specific and measurable actions
- Proposals must add value and not duplicate other donor activity
- They must show evidence of strong buy-in from key beneficiaries
- Projects in innovation and entrepreneurship should demonstrate a UK expertise link
- Proposals should include a communications strategy to disseminate the results of the project
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.
Eligible Countries: Costa Rica and Nicaragua
For more information, please visit Bilateral Programme Fund.