Last Day to Apply: Upto 7 Million PKR Funding Opportunity for Pakistani NGOs

Last Day to Apply: Upto 7 Million PKR Funding Opportunity for Pakistani NGOs

The British High Commission in Pakistan is inviting proposals from potential partners to bid for the International Programme 2019/20.

Details

The purpose of the Programme is to support the fulfillment of Pakistan’s international human rights treaty obligations. The British High Commission invites potential implementing partners to submit proposals for projects that support one or more of the following human rights objectives:

  • reducing the scale and scope of the death penalty
  • strengthening freedom of religion or belief
  • strengthening freedom of media and expression
  • improving civic spaces and strengthening civil society
  • increasing accountability for practices amounting to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and torture

We are seeking proposals of between PKR 4,500,000 to PKR 7,000,000. Such projects could be targeted at the individual, community or institutional level, but need to demonstrate how they will contribute to a macro-level change, including possibly helping to influence the political debate that surrounds each issue.

Modern slavery remains a priority but is being funded through the DFID South Asia Research Hub this year, and NOT through the International Programme

Bidding process

Stage 1: Implementers to submit proposal and activity based budget by 24th May, 1700hrs Pakistan Standard Time (PST)

Stage 2: The British High Commission will review proposals and may ask implementers for additional information/documents

Stage 3: Final bids chosen and project implementation started by August 2019

Selection criteria

Indicator Means of verification Weight age
Strategic fit Description of how the project will address International Programme 2019/20 strategic priorities 25%
Potential for change and impact Clear description of goals and outcomes that are measurable, with a description of how they will be measured 25%
Evidence of realism Assessment of how goals and outcomes will be achieved, with the right level of ambition 20%
Evidence of sound methodology Reflection of sound knowledge and expertise of the field, and research conducted about the target audience 20%
Sustainability Description of how efforts will be continued beyond funding 10%

How to apply

Proposals and budgets should be sent in the attached format to the British High Commission at ayesha.durrani@fco.gov.uk. The last day to submit is 24th May. In your email please include in the ‘subject’ field “IP 2019 – Name of your organization”.

In case of any questions, please contact Ayesha Durrani on the email mentioned above.

Additional information

  • Projects will commence in August 2019 and must be completed by March 2020.
  • 85% of the project budget must be spent by December 2019, and implementers must reflect this in their activity based budgets.
  • Monthly payments to be made in arrears, no advance payments entertained; payments are made after receiving and verifying receipts for all expenses from implementing partners.
  • Overhead/administrative costs (including utilities and rent) should not exceed 10% of the overall budget.
  • Budget headers are expected to be output based and should not be heavily weighted towards salary costs.
  • Projects including capital costs, construction costs or purchase of electronic devices are not eligible for funding.
  • Project activity should be reflected in proposal and budget from 1st August onwards.

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