British Embassy Yemen: International Programme Fund COVID-19 call for proposals


Successful projects will be funded by the FCDO’s International Programme Fund (IPF) budget. The deadline for submitting proposals is 17:00 (Yemen time) on Sunday 8 November 2020.


The programme is looking to support a project or projects with a budget of up to £60,000 in the following area.

Building the resilience of vulnerable communities affected by the impacts, both primary and secondary, of the COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen.

Examples of activities that projects might support include but are not limited to:

  • raising awareness around routes of transmission of COVID-19 and protective sanitation measures in at-risk communities
  • providing grants to small businesses affected by the economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • supporting women who have unpaid care duties or are working in the informal healthcare sector
  • distributing hygiene kits to families, IDP camps, schools, hospitals or other public institutions
  • providing psychosocial support to individuals whose mental health is at increased risk of suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
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In this call for proposals, we will prioritise bids that come from civil society organisations or work through civil society organisations as part of a consortium. We strongly encourage women-led or gender-focused organisations to apply. We welcome proposals for work in all regions of Yemen.

Successful projects should have sustainable outcomes and should clearly identify the change that will be brought about. They may also build on projects by other organisations, complementing their efforts, but should not duplicate existing work.

The maximum grant funding for any project is £60,000. This may be in addition to co-funding and self-funding contributions. Our funding is for the UK financial year 2020-21 only (projects must be implemented and all costs incurred by 31 March 2021).

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Bidding process

Bidders should fill in the Project Proposal Form and the Budget Template below.

Project proposal form (ODT, 51.7KB)

Activity based budget template (ODS, 8.75KB)

We will not consider proposals submitted in other formats. Budgets must be Activity Based Budgets. Successful bids must demonstrate strong strategic relevance and have a clear focus on delivering change and sustainability.

Proposals should be sent to the British Embassy Sana’a at [email protected] by 17:00 (Yemen time) on Sunday 8 November 2020. In the subject line, please label your email IPF Yemen: [title of your proposed project].

We will evaluate proposals in November 2020. We expect the approved project/s will commence from 1 December onwards.

Evaluation criteria

Proposals will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • fit to overall objective
  • the extent to which the proposal addresses the issues
  • how well defined and relevant the project outcome/purpose is and how outputs will deliver this change
  • value for money and
  • the organisation’s previous experience
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The British Embassy Sana’a reserves the right to carry out due diligence of potential grantees, including seeking references, as part of the selection process.

Bidding is competitive and only selected projects will receive funding. The Embassy reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids without incurring any obligation to inform the affected applicant(s) of the grounds of such acceptance or rejection. Due to the volume of bids expected we will not be able to provide feedback on unsuccessful bids.

No organisation can financially profit from receiving grant funding – proposals from for-profit organisations for grant funding can only be considered if an officially registered non-profit making arm or division of the for-profit organisation will deliver the project.


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