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British Embassy Algiers climate fund: call for bids

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The United Kingdom will host the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) during November 2021 in Glasgow. This call for bids is aligned with UK commitment to support climate action; create resilience and reduce national emissions.

The British Embassy Algiers has introduced a Climate Fund to support activities in Algeria that focus on the following thematic areas:

  • supporting efforts to raise Algerian public awareness about climate change and its social, economic and/or environmental impact

  • activities that support solutions for a green recovery post COVID-19, particularly energy transition and efficiency, green energy, waste management and biodiversity

Activity bid guidance

Activities are one-off interventions (not a fully developed project) that take place between 1 February and 15 March 2021, with no expectation of continued funding beyond the initial activity or period. Maximum activity budget limit is GBP 5,000 (860,000 Algerian Dinar).

Activity bids will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • alignment with the above-mentioned climate related thematic areas
  • outcomes that are achievable within the funding period
  • activity design that contributes to a lasting impact
  • activity design that includes risk and financial accountability procedures
  • overall value for money

Things not covered by funding:

  • purchase of capital equipment
  • communications strategies or campaigns

The Embassy is looking for innovative projects, with concrete objectives and measurable policy outcomes. We cannot fund academic research projects, or research collaboration projects.

Budget

Project proposals must show in outline how budgets are to be spent using the Activity Based Budget Form (ABB). Value for money must be demonstrated.

The full bid document must be accompanied by a fully completed activity-based budget, using the template provided. The project proposal will not be considered without a detailed ABB.

Break down all activity costs into components, so it is clear how they are made up and which month particular payments are due. Provide as much detail as possible, (e.g. do not state just the figure for a workshop, but break that down into venue, catering, travel costs etc.).

UK Government funding must be made to a bank account, we cannot make cash payments.

Bidding process

  1. Proposals must be submitted using the project form (ODT, 44.6KB) and budget template (Dinar) (CSV, 729Bytes) or budget template (GBP) (CSV, 803Bytes)
  2. All proposals must be received by midnight on 16 January 2021. Late proposals will not be considered.
  3. Proposals must be submitted to BritishEmbassy.Algiers@fcdo.gov.uk
  4. Successful bidders will be notified by 21 January 2021

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, your organization or agency must be a legal entity, a registered non-governmental (NGO) or governmental organization, an academic or research institution, and must demonstrate that it has:

  • previous experience in delivering and managing projects
  • preferably previous experience working with international agencies/organisations
  • proof of legal registration, where required
  • sufficient technical, financial, human, and logistical capacity to deliver the project being proposed

Additional information and documentation

All implementers will be expected to sign a standard FCDO contract or grant agreement with the Embassy. The terms of the contract or agreement are not negotiable.

We aim to work in partnership with Algeria in achieving its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

Delivery must be completed by 15 March 2021.

Source: www.gov.uk (Photo credit: www.gov.co.uk)

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