The UK Government is accepting proposals for a project under its Conflict, Stability and Security Fund that aims to empower young Israeli leaders with the skills and motivation to engage positively with Israeli society on the two-state solution.
The successful bidder must be willing to engage closely with the British Embassy in Israel and their independent project evaluators. It must commit to deliver a project in line with HMG policy. This will include close cooperation during the inception and recruitment period.
Project proposal should be based on the following:
- project objective: Support for and political prospects of achieving the two state solution are improved
- project outcome: Israeli change makers/future leaders from across society engage meaningfully with Israeli society on resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, increasing stakeholder support for a two state solution.
- The funding period is 1 September 2020 to 31 March 2022.
- The maximum funding for the project is up to GBP 85,000 in year 1 (September 2020-March 2021) and GBP 170,000 in year 2 (April 2021-March 2022).
- Administrative costs must not exceed 10% of the total project budget.
The proposals will be evaluated on the following Criteria:-
- Strategic fit to project objective – the extent to which the proposal addresses the issues.
- Quality of project – the strength of the Theory of Change, and the monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Value for money – the value of the expected project outcomes.
- Expertise – evidence of: understanding of the context; ability to manage and deliver a successful project that includes leadership skills and dissemination activities; experienced facilitators; and an existing network of connections across society.
- Gender-sensitive approach – bidders should identify the gender implications of the project, and demonstrate how this is taken into account in the proposal.
- Sustainability- an explanation of how the project outcomes will continue to have impact beyond the lifetime of the project.
- Risk management – the extent to which the proposal identifies serious risks, together with a management strategy.
Note: The project will be managed under an Accountable Grant Agreement. Projects in this framework are not allowed to generate a profit for the delivery partner. Proposals from for-profit organizations can only be considered if an officially registered non-profit making arm or division of the for-profit organization will deliver the project.
- The UK Government encourages project participants to represent a cross section of society, which is not limited to emerging leaders in the political or peace building spheres. However, all participants must be personally supportive of a two state solution at the start of the project. Bidders must demonstrate that they have an existing, diverse network in place to identify relevant participants.
The project must be able to demonstrate how it will adapt to the likelihood of continued COVID-19 related disruption to project delivery.
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