The British Embassy in Beijing is pleased to open a call for bids to the China Network’s International Programme (Open Societies and Economic Resilience) for projects running between 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022.
Both Official Development Assistance (ODA) and non-ODA funding are available.
All projects should focus on human rights, the rule of law and/or economic resilience issues related to mainland China and Hong Kong. Issues on which we welcome bids include – but are not limited to – the below:
- Religious and cultural rights
- Technology and human rights
- Human Rights Defenders
- China’s legal and judicial system
- Civil Society resilience
- Economic resilience
- China’s role in regional trade
Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Project design: Feasibility of activities and outputs including the capacity of implementing organisation to deliver outcomes
- Impact: Delivering high-impact, sustainable, meaningful change on open societies, human rights and economic resilience issues related to mainland China and Hong Kong
- Viability and risks: Clear engagement/buy-in of key stakeholders. Robust analysis of key risks, and a plan of action to manage and mitigate those risks
- Value for money: Comparable and reasonable costs against the number of direct beneficiaries and the scale of achievable outcomes
Bids may also be assessed against the Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligibility rules where appropriate.
We draw your attention to the below key points:
- Proposals should be between £10,000 – £80,000 (105,000RMB – 840,000RMB).
- The entire project must begin and complete in the period 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022.
- All funding must be activity-based (i.e. not for general staff costs, office rental etc.).
- Project proposals must be received by 23:59 (GMT) on Sunday 5 September. Late proposals will not be considered.
- Proposals must be submitted using the attached forms only (Project Proposal Form and Activity Based Budget), which must be completed in English.
- Proposals must be submitted to: China.InternationalProgramme@fcdo.gov.uk