September 13, 2020 Timor Leste, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tonga Digitalisation and Data, Skills Development, Green Recovery, Small and Medium Enterprises, Agriculture, Education and Health, ICT/Financial Inclusion, Manufacturing, Resources and Clean Energy, Tourism
BPP Regional Call for Partnerships
Applications closed on 4 November 2020. Click on the subscribe button at the top of the page for news and future partnership opportunities.
Through the Business Partnerships Platform, the Australian Government called for partnerships to help support COVID-19 recovery in Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Timor-Leste and Tonga.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread economic impact across the Indo-Pacific. People are losing their livelihoods and businesses have been disrupted.
The BPP’s COVID-19 Recovery Partnerships will help businesses to create livelihood opportunities, enhance gender equality and support green and resilient economic recovery.
BPP COVID-19 Recovery Partnership will receive from AUD100,000 to AUD500,000 in funding to scale a business initiative for social impact. Applicants match or exceed BPP funding through cash and in-kind investment. The BPP also supports partnerships through independent partnership brokers, business and gender and inclusion advisers.
Businesses applied on their own or in a consortium with other businesses, social enterprises, investors, non-government organisations or other types of organisations. Applicants are a registered 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.
Businesses must implement the initiative between one and three years. The implementation period must fall between 01 April 2021 and 30 June 2024.
14 September 2020: Applications open
4 November 2020: Applications closed
December/January 2020: Shortlisted applicants invited to discuss the concept note in more detail
February 2021: Full proposals due (shortlisted applicants will be supported to submit a full proposal)
March 2021: Kick-off meetings
May 2021: Implementation begins
Economic opportunities for women
Skills development for workers and medium and small sized businesses
Partnerships work in the country-specific sectors listed below:
Sectors for impact:
Agriculture and agricultural technology (crops and livestock, sustainable agricultural practices, mechanisation and modernisation)