Call for Human Rights Projects proposals under International Programme Fund in
The British Embassy in Baghdad is pleased to announce a call for bids for the financial year 2021 to 2022 under the International Programme Fund.
All project bids must aim to promote, protect, and improve human rights in Iraq. Issues on which they welcome bids include:
freedom of expression
human rights defenders
rule of law
The total amount of funding available is 65,000 GBP. They are unable to fund multiple-year projects. The successful implementer is required to issue quarterly reports.
Projects not eligible for funding:
Projects focused on service delivery or projects that support military, religious affairs, construction activities, capital costs, or mainly staff salaries are ineligible.
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
project design: there must be clear links between the proposed activity and the project outcomes
risk 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
Successful bids will be for innovative activities that will have the greatest impact and deliver real change on the freedom of expression and human rights agenda in Iraq. 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.
For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/iraq-call-for-human-rights-projects-proposals-under-international-programme-fund-202122