Donor: British High Commission
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: United Kingdom
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 27.08.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 50.000GBP
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Religion & Faith
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Sri Lanka


1) Objective

The British High Commission welcomes proposals which will focus on “addressing religious intolerance”.

Suggested areas of work could include (but are not limited to):

  • promoting enhanced levels of tolerance and improving adherence to principles of inclusion, equity and justice among religious scholars and communities vulnerable to intolerance
  • improving Freedom of Religion and Belief (FoRB) literacy among groups facing intercommunal tensions
  • equipping activists and legal advocates to effectively respond to incidents of FoRB related violence and intimidation

Suggested activities could include (but are not limited to):

  • delivery of activities/information/a curriculum to build tolerance in relevant institutions, including religious educational institutions
  • supporting local and community-level organisations to engage in documentation of FoRB incidents, education, advocacy, and providing guidance on engaging with state institutions on FoRB
  • supporting activists and legal advocates responding to FoRB-related incidents including through legal assistance and solidarity

The BHC particularly welcomes proposals which:

  • enhance the capacity of CSOs to work towards effectively responding to incidents of religious intolerance
  • result in increased understanding and awareness among key stakeholders around longstanding and contemporary freedom of religion and belief issues
  • are mindful of cross-cutting themes such as conflict-sensitivity, gender equality and environment
  • demonstrate scalability and sustainability

2) Eligibility

Suppliers should consider the best delivery mechanism to meet needs. Suppliers may want to consider capacity building (direct, or through ‘train the trainer’ models) or support to improving existing networks including strengthening engagement with state mechanisms.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Sri Lanka.

4) Budget

They anticipate budget provision of up to £50,000 GBP. Proposals with multiple implementing partners should be submitted under one lead contractor. They are unable to support contingency, miscellaneous, small grants, or per diem costs. Admin costs must not exceed 10%.

5) Application

Proposals must be submitted to colombo.general@fcdo.gov.uk with the subject line “Call for proposals, Sri Lanka: John Bunyan Fund 2023 to 2024”. The deadline for submitting project proposals is 27 August 2023. Late proposals will not be considered. E-mails larger than 10MB are blocked.

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