AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY KATHMANDU CALL FOR PROJECT CONCEPT PAPERS FOR DIRECT AID PROGRAM FUNDING Introduction to concept paper 1. Preparation and submission of a Project Concept Paper will be considered the first step in the application process for Direct Aid Program funding. A concept paper is an outline of the objective and the means of delivering the project. This paper will be reviewed by the DAP Committee, which will then advise on whether the idea meets the requirements and can be considered for funding. This will save time and efforts on both sides. 2. Any further question should be directed to DAP Coordinator Krishna Bahadur Karki at 4371678 (ext 108) or email: [email protected] Requirements for a Concept Paper 3. A concept paper should avoid unnecessary background information. A hard copy of the concept paper must be typed in English. 4. Each page of the concept paper should have the name of the project on it, along with a page number and date. 5. The concept should be dropped at the Embassy no later than 6 July 2015. 6. Since the application needs to be scanned DO NOT BIND THE APPLICATION but leave it loose (unstapled) or bound by a binder clip in a sealed envelope. Keep a copy of your paper for your own records, as the one you submit will not be returned. 7. You MUST enclose audit reports of the organisation for the past two years, a copy of certificate registration of the organisation at the local District Administration Office, a copy of certificate of affiliation with the Social Welfare Council and a copy of the decision of the organisation's executive committee to apply for the DAP grant. These documents need not be translated into English. 8. Please note that the DAP 2015-16 will not be able to fund disaster relief and reconstruction related activities. 9. Please follow the format provided below for the Project Concept Paper: Australian Embassy, P.O. Box 879, Bansbari, Kathmandu, NEPAL Telephone: 977 1 4371 678 Facsimile: 977 1 4371 533 Website: www.nepal.embassy.gov.au PROJECT CONCEPT General Information: Project title: Project site: (Please also attach a map leading to the project site) District: VDC: Ward No: Tole: Name of organisation, address, registration details, email, phone, fax, and contact person/s Total Project Cost AUD and NPR: NPR A$ Funding Amount Requested A$ and NPR (below A$ 40,000): NPR A$ Local Contribution Cash NPR Cash A$ Kind Kind Cash NPR Cash A$ Kind Kind Cash or Kind: Other Co-financing Project Duration (should not exceed 18 months): Has your organisation ever received DAP funds earlier? (If Yes: Project name, amount, status and funded year) Project Description: OUTCOMES of the project OUTPUTS of the project What resources are required? Budget sheet and time sheet should be filled in. Who would be the community/target group who will benefit (ie: numbers, livelihoods, location, other important considerations) NGO/CBO Background Describe your organisation’s mission, history, membership, general activities, and successful outcomes to date. Also please provide details of all Executive Committee members. Who will support the project besides the DAP? Describe activities that will be funded by co-financing.