October 25, 2020 Fiji Economic Recovery, Skills Development

BPP Fiji Call for Partnerships

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Through the Business Partnerships Platform, the Australian Government called for partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in Fiji.

The BPP’s COVID-19 Recovery Partnerships will help businesses to create livelihood opportunities, enhance gender equality and support green and resilient economic recovery.

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Focus areas

In Fiji, the BPP invited applications from businesses that wish to partner with the Australian government in the following high-potential areas:

  1. Digital and e-commerce platforms that promote commercial opportunities and enable the increased participation of women as consumers, suppliers or producers. We are particularly interested in ideas that provide business linkages and positive impacts for women in the informal sector.
  2. Firms offering business services (B2B) that can create new jobs or upskilling opportunities for women  

Funding amount

A BPP COVID-19 Recovery Partnership offers from AUD100,000 to AUD500,000 in funding to scale a business initiative for social impact. Applicants must match or exceed BPP funding through cash and in-kind investment. The BPP also supports partnerships through independent partnership brokers and business, gender and inclusion advisers.

Eligibility

A business could apply on their own or in a consortium with other businesses, social enterprises, investors, non-government organisations or other types of organisations. Applicants must be registered with a business or other recognised registration/accreditation body and have a financial history. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will undertake a due diligence process before entering a contract with successful applicants.

Initiative length

Businesses specified an implementation period of between one and three years in their application. The implementation period must fall between 1 May 2021 and 30 June 2024

Application Process

 

Application timeline

  • 27 October 2020: Applications open
  • 11 November 2020: Online Information Session.
  • 8 December 2020: Deadline for applications
  • 22 January – 9 February 2021: Shortlisted applicants invited to discuss the concept note in more detail
  • 10 March 2021: Full proposals due (shortlisted applicants will be supported to  submit a full proposal)
  • April/May 2021:  Kick-off meetings
  • June 2021: Implementation begin

Applications have now closed. 

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