Funding brief: UNOPS invites interested and eligible applicants to join the 2018 round of Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Pooled Fund grant applicants. Details on the application process and the administration of the grant programme are set forth in this Call for Proposal (CFP) document. Interested applicants are encouraged to read the CFP and its annexes in their entirety prior to applying.
The SUN Movement Pooled Fund (The Pooled Fund) is a catalytic and last resort source of grants to support multi-stakeholder platforms in SUN Countries, in order to increase the effectiveness and impact of national efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms. The Pooled Fund grants will promote engagement of additional relevant actors in the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder national plans for nutrition.
The Pooled Fund concept was developed in 2017 with the aim to strengthen the capacity of non-governmental systems in SUN Countries. It takes into consideration the lessons-learned from the 2012-2015 Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Evaluation, its Management Response, and the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020). The Pooled Fund is coherent with the SUN Movement stewardship arrangements and processes at national and global levels. In particular, the Pooled Fund will support actions which reinforce in-country capabilities of all stakeholders in SUN Countries across four thematic areas.
● Continuously improve country planning to end malnutrition.
● Mobilise, advocate and communicate for impact.
● Strengthen capacity of government and non-governmental systems, multi-sectoral teams, and their individual members, for scaled-up nutrition action at all levels.
● Ensure equity, equality and non-discrimination for all, with women and girls at the centre of efforts.
The Pooled Fund is administered by United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
The focus of this funding window will be on activities that best reflect the unique roles and potential to contribute to scale up nutrition for each stakeholder. Funding these actions, which are aligned with the priorities of their national multi-stakeholder platforms for nutrition, will help to accelerate progress and realise the added value of multi-stakeholder contributions to national priorities for scaling up nutrition. While the eligibility and success of projects will focus on actions that deliver results for nutrition, the Pooled Fund can also involve support for the start-up or expansion of national SUN Civil Society Alliances (CSAs) to participate in the national Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) to ensure a coordinated, aligned and effective national response to malnutrition.
The SUN Movement Pooled Fund will have, at this stage, one primary area for work, and thus one window for funding:
“Strengthened participation by in-country non-state stakeholders (civil society, private sector actors, academics, and journalists, among others) and parliamentarians in national multi-stakeholder platforms to implement scale up nutrition plans.”
Reference number: SUN_Grants_2018_001
Donor Name: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
Funding name: 2018 Call for Proposals: Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Pooled Fund
Deadline: 31ST-May-2018 AT 15:00 Geneva [GMT+2].
Funding details link: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/70799
Funding limit: Up to 114,000 USD
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: Not found
Project duration: Maximum 12 months
Eligible organization: As below
● The application is received from a registered non-profit organization with the permission to operate in the country of suggested activities (please attach proof of non-for-profit registration allowing operations in the country of suggested activities).
● The applicant is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) (or equivalent) and is submitting a proposal on behalf of the SUN Civil Society Alliance (CSA) (the grant evaluation committee will check the applicant against the membership list).
● The applicant and its executive are free from United Nations and World Bank vendor sanctions (the grant evaluation committee will check the applicant against the sanctions list).
● The country’s Civil Society Alliance (CSA) has not received funds from the Nutrition Advocacy Fund (NAF) in 2018 (the grant evaluation committee will check the applicant against the recipient list).
● The proposal is accompanied by a notification in writing (by email is sufficient) from the country’s Donor Convener that the application is a last resort funding request and that no other sources of funds (including Nutrition Advocacy Fund, bilateral and multilateral funds) are available to the country’s Civil Society Alliance at the time of submission.
● If a donor convener is not listed, written support for the project from the main bilateral or multilateral agency present in the country or the global SUN Movement Donor Network is mandatory. Please contact Maren Lieberum firstname.lastname@example.org
● The organization certifies in the Section 8 of Annex A: Grant Application Form that its activities align with the SUN Movement’s position on breast milk substitutes.
● The proposal’s budget shall not include costs related to construction or acquisition of real property.
Eligible Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Togo, Uganda, Tanzania, United Republic of Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Sudan.
Submission mail: SUNgrants@unops.org
Other important link:
● Guideline: https://www.ungm.org/UNUser/Documents/DownloadPublicDocument?docId=688253
● Form (Proposal): https://www.ungm.org/UNUser/Documents/DownloadPublicDocument?docId=688248
● Form (Budget): https://www.ungm.org/UNUser/Documents/DownloadPublicDocument?docId=688249
How to apply: Please submit your application by email only. Submission will be accepted only if sent to the dedicated email address: SUNgrants@unops.org. UNOPS will not consider applications sent via post, or to alternative email addresses.
Please title the email accordingly as per this example: “SUN_Grants_2018_001_ ABCCivil_Society_Sudan.”
Prior to submission, please ensure that you have completed the following:
● Annex A – Grant Application Form (MS Word)
● The last page of the Annex A – Grant Application Form, signed and scanned (PDF)
● Annex B – Grant Budget (MS Excel)
● Annex C – Grant Budget Narrative (MS Word)
● Team member(s) to be involved in the project implementation with their responsibilities in brief and curriculum vitae/resumes. The team should comprise Project Focal Point, Technical Focal Point and M&E Focal Point. If any team member will be performing more than one roles, please mark on the first page of the CVs.
● Annex K: SUN Donor Convener Letter of Support (if not submitted, provide brief explanation)
● Annex L: SUN Government Focal Point Letter of Support (if not submitted, provide brief explanation)
● Atted documentation certifying organization’s legal registration.
● Please save filenames of attachments according to the following guidelines: [Attachment name][Organization Name][Country Abbreviation]. For example, Grant_Applicaiton_Form_ABCCivil Society_Sudan. Large files may be compressed and attached as a zip file.
● Language: Applications will be considered only if they are submitted in English, French, or Spanish.
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