The British Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce a call for bids for the financial year 2023 to 2024 under the Magna Carta Fund.
In particular, they would welcome bids that seek to support minority communities sustainably through changes to institutional approaches, and/or to support social cohesion and religious tolerance in communities. In particular, they would welcome bids that seek to protect freedom of expression, including supporting journalists working on human rights issues, or supporting diverse political participation and/or peacebuilding.
- Successful bids will be for innovative activities that will have the greatest impact and deliver real change. The total amount of funding available is £70,000 GBP, projects commence on 1st October 2023, and must be completed by 31 March 2024.
- They are less interested in proposals which focus purely on seminars, workshops or the production of research reports that end in themselves. Instead, proposals should include action-oriented ideas which will bring about concrete outcomes.
- Projects focused on service delivery or projects that support military, religious affairs, construction activities, capital costs, or mainly staff salaries are not eligible.
- Interested implementers are invited to submit:
- A project proposal: this should include objectives, detailed schedule of activities to be carried out, indicators, and expected results. This must also include deliverables, stakeholders, the cost and the duration (start and end) of the execution of the deliverables. The successful implementer will be required to issue quarterly reports
- Activity Based Budget: this should include an approximate expected value of spending, with detailed breakdown of the anticipated costs for each specific activity.
- Note that they are unable to fund multiple-year projects.
Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Project impact: delivering sustainable, meaningful change and a direct impact on the living conditions of beneficiaries.
- Project viability: including the capacity of implementing organisation to deliver outcomes within the funding period.
- Project design: there must be clear links between the proposed activity and the project outcomes, aligned with the above-mentioned priorities.
- Risk and financial management: robust analysis of key risks, and a plan of action to manage and mitigate those risks.
- Value for money: including the number of direct beneficiaries and the scale of achievable outcomes.
- Monitoring and evaluation procedures: including quarterly reports on progress against key performance indicators in the project proposal.
For more information, visit British Embassy in Baghdad.