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Opportunity Title : VCD/Pulses/2019/01 - FUNDING WINDOW

aBi Opportunity Description

VCD/Pulses/2019/01 - FUNDING WINDOW
aBi Development Limited now seeks Concept Notes and Applications from eligible applicants for partnership for implementation of projects under the Pulses Funding Window titled - “Increasing Production, Productivity & marketing of pulses for local consumption and export market”. The broad objective of this call for proposals is: Improved profitability, income and employment of Ugandan farmers and agribusinesses. Refer to the full call for proposal and application guidelines available on the aBi Website under 'VCD Call for Proposals', before applying. This process is a two-stage process beginning with the submission of a Concept Note.
VCD
Countrywide
Pulses,
31-07-2019

Guide for writing a concept note

The concept note for an aBi project should relate to a published aBi opportunity for funding.

It should summarize the aspects for an entire project proposal, without specifying intricate project details. The concept note will be reviewed by an aBi staff member who is an experienced grant making expert, and, in agreement with the relevant senior manager, decide whether to invite the interested party to make a full application.

The concept note should address the following aspects of the proposed project:

  1. Clearly titled with a reference to an aBi published opportunity.
  2. An identified problem to be addressed within the agri-business / agri-finance sector within Uganda.
  3. Justification and need for intervention.
  4. Make reference to research proving the proposed intervention will have an impact.
  5. Identify beneficiary groups.
  6. Summarize the key tools used for identifying and proving impact.
  7. Reference the existing capacity and proven success of the organization interested in this project.
  8. Reference the organizations own assets that will be allocated/committed to the project.
  9. Stipulate the budget for the project, separating the organization’s own contribution and the aBi Grant.
  10. Justify the level of sustainability the effects of the project will have for the future, beyond aBi funding.

Format – The format for the concept note should be a Microsoft word or PDF document, maximum 5 X A4 sides long.