Updated Mar 11, 2019CLOSED

Innovative Approaches for Local Nutrition Governance

Offered by Europeaid

The global objective of this call for proposals is to improve maternal and child nutrition.

The specific objective of this call for proposals is to implement at local level innovative, resilient and scalable nutrition governance pro-poor models which are validated and aligned with national policies.

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CLOSEDMar 27, 2019Deadline
€4,000,000 - €4,477,828Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 5: Scaling and Stage 6: Sustained Scale
Implemented In:
Focus AreasNutrition (Health)
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person and
- be non-profit-making and
- be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, public sector operator, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation as defined by Article 43 of the rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation and
- be established in a Member State of the European Union or Bangladesh
be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
-Not being involved as Lead applicant and/or co-applicant in any of the grants awarded under previous Call for Proposals EuropeAid/154555/DD/ACT/BD

CSOs/NGOs and International Organizations intervening locally in close articulation with line ministries, local government and private sector, are invited to replicate and scale-up innovative – but already validated (in Bangladesh or in other countries and feasible to be implemented in the Bangladeshi context) – comprehensive local governance models for better nutrition of poor households through an integrated and multi-sectoral nutrition sensitive approach.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesThe priorities of this call for proposals are: children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls (15-19) from poor households.

The Action (supported by this proposal)must take place in the lagging behind Food and Nutrition insecure regions of Bangladesh consulting with the vulnerability/poverty map and where no similar interventions are taking place. Indeed the following regions remain excluded being already covered by ongoing projects:

-Sylhet and Moulvibazar districts in Sylhet Division where SUCHANA (component 2 of the EU broader programme) is being currently implemented;

- Kurigram, Gaibanda, Rangpur and Nilphamari districts in Rangpur Division where SONGO and JANO are being currently implemented;

- Jamalpur and Sherpur districts in Dhaka Division where BlenGS is being currently implemented;

- Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari districts in Chittagong Division where LEAN is being currently implemented.

Financial Statements

For the purpose of the evaluation of the financial capacity, lead applicants must ensure that the relevant information and documents (i.e. accounts of the latest financial year and external audit report, where applicable) in their PADOR (internal system, see below) profile are up to date. If the information and documents in PADOR are outdated and do not allow for a proper evaluation of the financial capacity, the application may be rejected.

For action grants exceeding EUR 750 000 and for operating grants above EUR 100 000, the lead applicant must provide an audit report produced by an approved external auditor where it is available, and always in cases where a statutory audit is required by EU or national law. That report shall certify the accounts for up to the last 3 financial years available. In all other cases, the applicant shall provide a self-declaration signed by its authorised representative certifying the validity of its accounts for up to the last 3 financial years available.


Types of action:

The following types of action are ineligible:

  • actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses;
  • actions concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses;
  • the action should be geographically concentrated covering the whole targeted population of the selected area (instead of part of the targeted population of broader and geographically dispersed areas) in line with the principle "leaving no-one behind".

Application Directions

This is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes (Part A of the grant application form) must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application. After the evaluation of the full applications, an eligibility check will be performed for those which have been provisionally selected. Eligibility will be checked on the basis of the supporting documents requested by the contracting authority and the signed ‘declaration by the lead applicant’ sent together with the full application.

Application And Awards Process

Applicantsmust register with PADOR.

PADOR is an on-line database in which organisations register and update information concerning their entity. Organisations registered in PADOR get a unique ID (EuropeAid ID) which they must mention in their application.


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