The Department for International Development (DFID): Inviting applications for the funding title-Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR).

Donor Name: The Department for International Development (DFID)
Funding name: Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR) programme

Funding brief:  The Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK Government is supporting a humanitarian preparedness and response programme in Bangladesh.

The aim of the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR) programme is to provide more effective, timely and predictable humanitarian support to refugees in Bangladesh and to vulnerable communities following disasters. It aims to strengthen the ability of the Government of Bangladesh to meet the needs of these groups more effectively, speed up post-disaster action, and to reduce the scale of impact of disasters when they occur.

This call for proposals is released under the Emergency Response and Recovery Fund (ERRF) and is managed by the SHPR Fund Management Office. Final decisions regarding the selection of proposals and the release of funds will be made by DFID. Cyclone MORA (Extracted from the Inter-Sector Coordination Group Response Plan)

On 30 May 2017, Category 1 tropical Cyclone Mora made landfall in Cox’s Bazar District, with a maximum wind speed of 130 km/h. Several hours later the cyclone moved north across the Chittagong Districts of Bangladesh. As of 3 June, an estimated 3.3 million people have been affected across 4 districts (Needs Assessment Working Group 72 hours assessment, 3/6/2017).

Cox’s Bazar District suffered the heaviest impact, with an estimated 335,000 people affected. Among them, approximately 12,000 are extreme poor. The cyclone damaged 53,000 shelters across the district, completely destroying 17,000. The most severe impact is concentrated in Teknaf, Kutubdia, Ukhia, and Moheshkali. Six camps, where Rohingya originating from Rakhine State in Myanmar reside with a total population of 150,000 , were ravaged, suffering extensive damage not only to shelters, but also to facilities on-site including clinics and latrine super-structures. Shelter and WASH needs are the urgent priority to prevent water borne disease outbreak. Household assets including household items and food stocks were soaked and damaged in the wake of the storm, resulting in need for immediate food support and non-food items (NFI). Significant impact on crops, livestock, shrimp farms and fishing assets, especially in Teknaf – Sabrang (Shawporir Dwip) and to a lesser extent Baharchora coastal areas – will extend the need for emergency support in the short term. The cyclone comes in the lead up to the lean season, placing additional pressure on the coping capacities of communities that were already poor.

Objective: DFID will allocate up to £1 million to address the priority needs identified in the a) 72 hours Needs Assessment Working Group report, 03 June, b) ISCG Cyclone MORA Response Plan, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, June – October 2017, and c) Cox’s Bazar: Emergency Distribution for Cyclone MORA (as of 5 June), ISCG, June 2017. The proposals should detail how the proposed response will provide support to meet the priority needs of affected communities to restore houses, shelters, community facilities for refugees, food security status, water and sanitation, provision of education and learning centres.

Deadline: 11 July 2017 12:00 hrs (noon)

Funding details link:

Funding limit:  Minimum grant amount requested £ 200,000.

Project start date: Planned start date August 2017

Project duration: implementation period six (6) months

 Eligible organization: As below

● Proposal received on time, and using the requested standard templates.
● The proposed interventions must address needs in the specified thematic area(s) and anchored to the attached needs assessments and subsequent analyses.
● Authorizations: Only partners with proven experience operating in the affected areas as defined in the needs assessments will be considered.
● Minimum grant amount requested £ 200,000.
● The proposed activities should not duplicate any ongoing activities funded by DFID.

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How to apply: Interested applicant may Submit to: SHPR Fund Management Office, IDB Bhaban (8th Floor), Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207 or by email (subject line: Response to Cyclone Mora)


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