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The British Embassy in San JosÚ is now accepting project proposals for the 2021-22 financial year.
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Published Monday, May 31, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


The British Embassy in San JosÚ is now accepting project proposals for the 2021-22 financial year, between August 2021 to January 2022.

The embassy is aiming to support short-term interventions in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, valued at up to $20,000 that focus on the following thematic areas:

╗ Open societies (democracy, human rights, media freedom).

Covid-19, vaccines, recovery and global health security.

Climate and biodiversity.

"We are looking for projects that deliver real, measurable results in support of the above mentioned priorities in these countries and are particularly interested in proposals," the embassy said in its statement.



The plans are aimed at the following goals:

╗ Strengthen democratic governance and rule of law.

╗ Support the rights of marginalized groups, including through the prevention of human rights violations and strengthening of protections for marginalized groups, such as women and girls, indigenous communities and migrants.

╗ Support media freedom, including strengthening of responsible journalism, fighting misinformation and improving the enabling environment in which freedom of the press is protected and respected.

╗ Deliver robust response to and recovery from the pandemic, including covid-19 variant surveillance and data driven initiatives to tackle the virus. Proposals in support of this objective must show evidence of matched funding or similar shared commitments.

╗ Support delivery of ambitious environmental targets and plans ahead of COP26 and beyond, including technical support and capacity building to institutions, indigenous groups and youth working on climate issues. Proposals in support of this objective must show evidence of matched funding or similar shared commitments.

╗ Support delivery of strong sector action to accelerate transitions to clean growth nationally and in the global economy. Proposals in support of this objective must demonstrate a strong UK link.

According to the embassy, the winning projects will be funded for the period running from Aug. 1, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2022. The project budget limits are between $5,000 to $20,000.

The deadline for project proposals is June 17. People interested in the contest for these funds should visit the U.K British Embassy site or by calling at (506) 2258 2025 line.

In observance of Spring Bank Holiday, the Embassy will be closed today. The offices will open again on Tuesday, June 1, from 8 a.m. to 12 and from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The spring bank holiday started as the Monday after Pentecost. This is known as Whitsun or Whit Monday in the United Kingdom. The Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971, moved this bank holiday to the last Monday in May, following a trial period of this arrangement from 1965 to 1970.

Many organizations, businesses and schools are closed. Stores may be open or closed, according to local custom. Public transport systems often run to a holiday timetable.

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What other grants have you heard of for entrepreneurial expats? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com

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