DFID, along with the Norwegian Embassy and Irish Aid, has funding for non-government, not-for-profit organisations or consortiums looking to expand and scale up their community based disaster risk management or climate change adaptation programmes. The objective of this funding will be to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities in Malawi to climate variability and change. We expect this to include support to communities in one or more of the following areas:
- disaster preparedness and response;
- livelihood diversification & economic security;
- village savings and loans;
- agriculture practices and production;
- natural resource and land management;
- water harvesting and irrigation;
- small scale infrastructure; & low carbon / sustainable energy resources.
We are also looking for programmes that improve coordination, knowledge sharing, communication and dissemination of best practice within the sector and strengthen the technical and commercial capacity of local non-government organisations.
Funding is available for up to £14 million for 5 years (from mid 2011 to mid 2016), with a minimum bid for funding of £5 million. Applications will be accepted from registered not-for-profit, non Governmental organisations with an existing track record in the sector.
Expresions of interest
The Expressions of Interests will be assessed according to the quality and relevance of the project outline and the capacity and track record of the applicant and its partners. Successful organisations will then be asked to provide more detailed project proposals. If a project proposal is approved, organisations will be able to access funding for an inception phase of up to 6 months.
How to apply
Interested organisations should look at the additional information on the conditions for funding and process, and complete the Expressions of Interest (EOI) template, available on the right hand side of this page. The EOI template should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday 21st March. If you have any queries not covered by the information, or require any further clarification, please e-mail DFID at email@example.com as soon as possible.http://www.dfid.gov.uk