In response to the Coronavirus, Covid-19, the Government has set up COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF).
This initiative offers grants and/or technical assistance of the value between £200,000 and £600,000.
The support is intended to ensure vulnerable workers and suppliers are prepared for the economic and social shocks of COVID-19.
VSCF will support proposals that focus on the garments and agriculture sectors in at least one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, OPTs, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Applications of support from VSCF are welcome from:
To apply you must submit a concept note using the CVSCF template by 5pm GMT, 20 May 2020. Further rounds of funding may be offered but are not guaranteed.
Only concept notes submitted in this format will be accepted. Concept notes should be submitted to COVID19vulnerablesupplychains@dfid.gov.uk by the closing date.
Given the rapid timeframe, we may follow up directly with you to discuss concept notes. Therefore, submit as soon as you are able.
This initiative has been set up by the Department for International Development (DFID) in partnership with the Department for International Trade.
Please download the Request for Proposal for further information.