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Business Partnerships Platform: COVID-19 Recovery Regional Call for Partnerships

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Business Partnerships Platform (BPP) COVID-19 Regional Application Form

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The BPP is supported by the Australian Government (DFAT) and implemented by Palladium (BPP Fund Manager).  If you have any issues or queries regarding this form, please contact the BPP team at applications@thebpp.com.au.

Before you commence your application, you must read the Guidelines for Applicants. You can also view the BPP websitfor more information.

Confidentiality

All application data will be kept in the strictest confidence. All DFAT officers and the BPP Fund Manager personnel that review applications are bound by confidentiality/non-disclosure arrangements. 

This field is read only. The identification number or code for this submission.
Must be a date. The proposed date should be between 01/04/2021 and 30/06/2021.
Must be a date. End date should be 1-3 years after the initiative start date.

Concept Note

The BPP Concept Note should be filled out and submitted below. You can also review the How to Complete the Concept Note Guidance for more information.

The BPP Regional Call for Partnerships will support COVID-19 recovery and the Australian Government's development policy Partnerships for Recovery — Australia’s COVID-19 Development Response through partnerships which support the following overarching themes:

  • Digitalisation
  • Skills development for workers and MSMEs
  • Economic opportunities for women
  • Green recovery

Partnerships should also propose to work in one of the following sectors in their country of activity:

Bangladesh

  • Agriculture and agricultural technology (crops and livestock, sustainable agricultural practices, mechanisation and modernisation)  
  • Financial inclusion (mobile financial services, e-commerce, payment delivery mechanisms)  
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency  
  • Textiles and manufacturing (ready-made garment, jute, leather, plastic industries)

Nepal

  • Agriculture  
  • ICT and financial inclusion  
  • MSME development  
  • Tourism

Philippines

  • Cyber Security and critical infrastructure for SMEs
  • Digital mental health services
  • ICT, banking and telecommunications
  • Digital skills, big data, AI and data analytics

Timor-Leste

  • Agriculture, food security and nutrition
  • Financial inclusion
  • Tourism

Tonga

  • Agriculture
  • Financial inclusion
  • Skills development in construction
  • Tourism
    Which of the above themes does your concept address? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. You may select more than one theme
    What country are you proposing to work in? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    Bangladesh Sectors (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What country are you proposing to work in?" on page 1

    What sector most closely aligns with your concept? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    Nepal Sectors (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What country are you proposing to work in?" on page 1

    What sector most closely aligns with your concept? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    Philippines Sectors (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What country are you proposing to work in?" on page 1

    What sector most closely aligns with your concept? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    Timor-Leste Sectors (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What country are you proposing to work in?" on page 1

    What sector most closely aligns with your concept? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    Tonga Sectors (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What country are you proposing to work in?" on page 1

    What sector most closely aligns with your concept? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    Investment Details

    Must be a dollar amount. 
    Must be a dollar amount. 
    Must be a dollar amount. 
    This number/amount is calculated. 
    This number/amount is calculated. 
    This number/amount is calculated. 

    Organisation Details

    Address Line 1, Suburb/Town, State/Province, Postcode, and Country are required. 
    Must be an email address. 
    Must be a URL. 
    Are any other partners (aside from DFAT) involved in this initiative? * Required
    No more than 1 choice may be selected. 

    Other Partners (Not Applicable)

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Are any other partners (aside from DFAT) involved in this initiative?" on page 1

    Please insert the legal name and key contacts from other partners involved in the partnership. Please provide information on the gender breakdown of the board and senior executives of the busine.

    Must be an email address. 
    Must be a URL. 

    Type of Business and Gender Balance

    The BPP is collecting statistics on the types of businesses that apply to the BPP, and the gender balance of these businesses. This is part of the BPP's gender and social inclusion strategy.

    The following questions relate to the collection of these statistics. Businesses will not be excluded or disadvantaged in selection on the basis of information provided in this section.

    What type of businesses are involved in the implementation of this partnership? * Required
    Response required.Response required.
    At least 1 choice must be selected. 

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What type of businesses are involved in the implementation of this partnership?" on page 1

    Is the sole trader/partnership woman-owned or led?
    Businesses will not be excluded on this basis, the BPP is tracking this data as part of its gender and social inclusion strategy.

    This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "What type of businesses are involved in the implementation of this partnership?" on page 1

    Please provide information on the gender breakdown of the board and senior executives of the businesses involved in this initiative.

    Click 'Add More' in the bottom left of this section if you have more than one business involved.

    Must be a number. 
    Must be a number. 
    Must be a number. 
    Must be a number. 
    Must be a number. e.g. CEO, CFO
    Must be a number. 
    Must be a number. 
    Must be a number. 

    Screening Questions

    Please provide brief responses to the following questions.

    Brief responses are sufficient for this stage. Please focus on key issues that are relevant for the partnership. There will be an opportunity to provide more detailed information at later stages in the selection process should your application be progressed.

    You may include policy documents or diagrams in support of your response as an attachment. Relevant links can be added as text.

    Word count:
    Must be no more than 100 words. 
    Word count:
    Must be no more than 100 words. 
    Word count:
    Must be no more than 100 words. 
    Word count:
    Must be no more than 100 words. 
      This is not compulsory

      Acknowledgements

      In relation to Australia’s aid program, DFAT undertakes a range of risk management measures, including: fraud control and the application of safeguards. BPP initiatives will
      need to comply with related policies in order to be eligible. For more information about DFAT's risk management policy click here.

      I acknowledge that this BPP initiative complies with the relevant policies and guidelines. * Required
      I acknowledge that, in the event that our BPP initiative is shortlisted, the main partners may be subject to a due diligence assessment. * Required
      I acknowledge that representatives from the partnership must be available for a facilitated scoping discussion with DFAT and the BPP Fund Manager at some point in November, either in person or via video/conference call. * Required
      I acknowledge that the partners must pay any tax liability arising from the initiative. Taxes cannot be paid for with BPP grant funding or from the partner cash or in-kind contributions. If, during the BPP funding period, a new tax is introduced or an existing tax is changed in relation to the initiative, the lead partner is responsible for payment. * Required

      Agreement and Declaration


      • I certify that the statements in this application are true.
      • I acknowledge DFAT and BPP may vary the overall funding provided through the program at its sole discretion.
      • I acknowledge that DFAT cannot guarantee funding for every application received, and cannot guarantee funding to the full amount requested by any applicant.
      • I have been authorised to submit this application on behalf of the applicant organisation.

      Must be an email address. 
      Typing the full name into this field is deemed to be a signature.
      Must be a date. 

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