The call for proposals is open in countries that are currently formally declared eligible by the Secretary-General to receive PBF funding in 2020:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- El Salvador
- Guinea Bissau
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- Sri Lanka
- The Gambia
Types of proposals
The GYPI welcomes proposals from both civil society organizations (CSOs) and UN agencies, funds and programms (UN AFPs). All applicants interested in applying to the GYPI are advised to reach out to the PBF Secretariat in the project country for guidance. In 2020, the GYPI accepts three types of project proposals:
- Joint UN proposals: with up to three direct UN recipients (to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG))
- Joint UN-CSO proposals: with up to two direct UN recipients and one direct CSO recipient (to be submitted by the convening UN recipient after receiving the endorsement from the RC/SRSG/DSRSG)
- CSO proposals: with one direct CSO recipient (to be submitted by the CSO independently)
For CSO applicants
In order to be declared eligible for the GYPI, CSOs must be assessed as technically, financially and legally sound by the PBF and its fiduciary agent, the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office. CSOs need to meet all the criteria to be deemed eligible for this call and proof will be required at the concept note stage. In previous rounds, the Fund has mostly funded international CSOs and some national CSOs. We urge all CSO applicants to thoroughly check the eligibility criteria before applying.
CSO applicants must provide the following eligibility documents:
- Proof of previously received funding from the PBF, UN, or any of the contributors to the PBF in the country of project implementation (for example a grant agreement).
- Proof of current valid formal registration as non-profit with a social mission for the duration of the proposed project in 1) the country where the headquarters is located and 2) the country of project implementation. NOTE: If registration is done on an annual basis in the country, the organization must have the current registration and obtain renewals for the duration of the project in order to receive subsequent funding.
- Proof of tax exemption in 1) the country where the headquarters is located and 2) the country of project implementation.
- Audited financial statements of the last two calendar years, including 1) the legal organization that will sign the agreement (and oversee the country of project implementation, if applicable) 2) the signed auditor opinion letter. The letter from the auditor should also state whether the auditor firm is designated as a nationally qualified audit firm and 3) the activities and budget of project country. NOTE: If the audited financial statements do not clearly include the in-country activities and budget, the organization should provide the latest two audit reports for a programme or project-based audits in the country of project implementation from the last two years. NOTE: The organization needs to demonstrate an annual budget in the country of project implementation that is at least twice the annualized grant amount sought from the PBF, for both years. This means that for the smallest grant available of $300,000 (for an 18-month project), the organization needs to demonstrate an annual budget of at least $400,000.
- Latest annual report that includes the activities of the organization in the country of proposed project implementation.
- Confirmation that the organization has worked at least three years in the project country.
- Explanation of the organization’s legal structure.