APPLICATIONS FOR SMALL GRANTS FOR ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT MINERALS TO CUSHION THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON BUSINESSES
The United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development is implementing the the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme in Zambia, that aims to build the profile, and improve the management, of Development Minerals.
The United Nations Development Programme in Zambia now invites applications for small grants from qualified Mining Associations/Civil Society Organization/Community groups/Academia and cooperatives in the Development Minerals sector. The call is intended to strengthen the resilience of sector players during and post Covid 1 9, thereby sustaining livelihoods.
Applicants should have at least participated in one of the Training of Trainers (TOT) Training Workshop under the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme.
All Applications should be received not later than Friday 14th August 2020 at
17:00hrs Zambian time. Interested individuals should submit their applications by email only.
Please ensure that your project proposal is clear and concise, preferably no more than 8-10 pages of text, excluding the attachments (not more than 10 pages). Please ensure that your submission is complete and received via email to: [email protected] (File should not exceed 1 Omb).
Please go online on the following link
www.zm.undp.org/content/zambia/en/home/procurement.html to download the full project proposal template and kindly follow instructions.
Grant Funding Requests
The funding ceiling awarded to successful applicants will US$ 5,000 per project. Proposals must cover at the area of interest as guided in the project proposal template.
The project proposal should include: signed cover letter, completed project proposal, relevant additional attachments. Candidates who do not receive feedback within 14 days from the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful. All applications to be addressed to:
The Resident Representative
United Nations Development Programme
P.O Box 31966
Alick Nkhata Road
GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA FOR PROJECT ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION
A- ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES
Each of the followings a prerequisite and should be all met before a proposal is assessed or otherwise disqualified.
- Applicant should be from the targeted stakeholder groups.
- Applicant details should be provided in full as required under section 2.
- Application should cover at least 2 of the 3 priority areas or be disqualified.
- The gender balance should tip in favor of youth and women or application is disqualified.
- Conflict of interest declaration form should be signed or application on is disqualified.
1. Clarity and relevance of summary of proposal detailing, clearly, the three (3) layered response to COVI D-19 and how it will impact targets, if successfully implemented (10 points).
2 Relevance of project to the ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme’s response to COVID- 19.
2.1 Relevance of proposed emergency response and link with country’s response; involvement of stakeholders at local, sub-national levels; enhancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment; geographical coverage; key outcomes etc. (10 points).
2.2 Relevance of proposed community and occupational health and safety support: Should be Community-oriented, problem solving. Demonstrated impact (10 points).
2.3 Quality of proposed business continuity support: description of activities and potential impacts (10 points).
3. Level of sustainability; replicability and degree of up-scalability; inclusiveness (10 points).
4. Organizational Capability
4.1 Project management experience. (6 points).
4.2 Robust monitoring (6 points).
4.3 Budget/Expenditure (6 points).
4.4 Appropriateness and feasibility of budget & corresponding work plan (6 points).
4.5 Co-funding or funds mobilized from other sources (6 points).
5. Total number of direct and indirect beneficiaries: (20 points).