Deadline: 12 February 2016
The British Embassy in Lima announces Peru Propriety Fund to tackle corruption, increase transparency and governance, reduce bureaucracy, or improve procurement (including via Public Private Partnerships).
Typical projects will be around £100,000 in year one.
Healthcare: Bids are welcome that help extend effective healthcare services to even more of the Peruvian population, or those that improve the effectiveness of existing services. Inclusivity, including gender, should be a strong element of any project.
Energy: Embassy will fund projects that help increase access to clean energy, especially in rural areas. Or projects that help reduce Peru’s reliance on fossil fuels, maximizing Peru’s potential to be a leading clean energy producer (solar, wind, hydro and others). It is also interested in projects that promote green growth, supporting the private sector in adopting sustainable business practices and winning the argument that economic growth need not be carbon driven.
Infrastructure: Embassy will fund projects that help bridge either the quality or quantity gap in infrastructure in Peru. On quantity this might be around providing innovative, smart infrastructure solutions on transport or affordable accommodation. On quality it might be driving improvement to regulation and implementation or transparency and monitoring.
Education: Embassy is interested in making improvements to education across the Pacific Alliance – bids should take this into account. Specific areas of interest include building capacity in English Language education, teacher training and curriculum development (including teacher assessment), technical and vocational education in key sectors (mining, energy, financial services, tourism, agriculture, science and research, social entrepreneurship) and research collaboration between Peru and the UK. It is also interested in improving Public-Private Partnerships for school construction and management and the provision of technology to enhance learning.
What to include in the Bid Form?
- An overview of the project.
- How the project fits with the above priorities.
- How the project will lead to transformational change in Peru and support the processes of economic development.
- The rationale for project, including why the project should take place now.
- Why UK is the partner of choice for such project? This might be: the UK’s recognised expertise in a specific area, UK experience and lessons learned, capitalising on the UK’s convening power, or policies that have close links to UK experience.
- Support from Peruvian Government: evidence that relevant Peruvian Government Ministry (or Ministries) have been consulted and are supportive of the proposal and its alignment with their own growth plans. Or if not, the bid should explain how the project has sufficient buy-in from the necessary stakeholders to deliver the expected outcomes.
- Communication Strategy, including stakeholders, beneficiary organizations and relevant public communications strategy actions.
- Sustainability once the Prosperity Fund project has been completed: what factors will impact on sustainability? What actions are needed by the project to ensure sustainability occurs? What future programming could be designed to develop this impact stream/support further economic development?
- Evidence that local partnership links are already established and that projects can be delivered on the ground in Peru.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can download the bidding forms via given website.
For more information, please visit Peru Propriety Fund.