The British Embassy Programme Fund (BEPF) project bids are shortlisted and approved by the British Embassy Manila’s Post Programme Board that supports activity in line with the UK government’s foreign policy objectives in the Philippines during financial year 2020/21.
- The programme is accepting bids up to a maximum of £10,000 to support projects in this area.
- All British Embassy Manila International Programme Fund projects must clearly demonstrate how they will:
- support the above priority
- deliver value for money (VfM)
- meet OECD criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding and
- demonstrate that they are able to complete 90% spent by December 13, 2019
- The assessment criteria will be based on the following:
- financial and operational capacity
- value for money
- Managerial and financial aspects:
- Any organisation can apply for funding. The programme does not accept project bids submitted by individuals.
- Please note that the programme cannot make pre-payments; the successful bidders should make the payment and then ask us to reimburse these expenses. The implementer must have an active bank account in the name of the organisation to which can electronically transfer reimbursements.
- Organisations must prove that they are able to manage the project sum in a satisfactory manner; the Embassy may request reports by auditors.
- academic courses
- charitable activities
- commercial activities
- infrastructure or construction projects, or
- humanitarian aid
- a partnership framework to support the broader engagement of a project can strengthen bid
- other sources of funding should be specified
- Evaluation of project bids:
- the aim of the project should be concise, feasible and sustainable
- the expected outcomes should be measurable and
- the target group should be clearly defined and involved in project implementation.
Approval and reporting
- If the Project Concept Note is successful, they will invite the implementer to submit a Full Project Proposal. The full conditions of grants will be outlined once final decisions have been made by the Post Programme Board.
- The Embassy will require monthly financial reports and quarterly project progress reports from implementers. The first payment will be made upon the receipt of a monthly financial report. When the project has been completed the implementer shall prepare and send a final report to the Embassy within the period specified in the contract.
Implementation time frame
- Successful applicants will implement their projects from 2 November 2020 until 19 March 2021.
- All payment requests and reporting should be finalized by 19 March 2021.
- The majority of spending should be between January and March 2021, with full spending by 19 March 2021. You are advised to plan project activities accordingly.
For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-embassy-manila-programme-fund-202021-call-for-bids