Indonesia-UK PACT

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Indonesia has great potential for a low-carbon transition in the urban transport sector and UK PACT is proud to support progress on this.

The UK is committed to supporting Indonesia to tackle climate change issues and achieve carbon emissions reduction targets through the Indonesia-UK PACT programme. Indonesia-UK PACT aims to strengthen existing UK-Indonesia climate initiatives, while also exploring new areas for collaboration on reducing emissions and promoting low-carbon development. 

Indonesia-UK PACT has worked closely with government stakeholders to identify opportunities for strategic support. The programme responds to Indonesia’s national development plans for climate mitigation action in the low-carbon cities and transport sector and will continue to explore areas for future collaboration.  

Call for Proposals: Low-Carbon Cities and Transport - NOW OPEN

The first Indonesia-UK PACT call for proposals under the theme low-carbon cities and transport is now open for applications

Indonesia is a rapidly urbanising country with approximately 55% of the population living in urbanised areas as of 2018. This figure is expected to increase to 70% by 2025. Urban transport is a large contributor to Indonesia’s Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, making up 28% of energy-related emissions in 2018, the majority of which came from road transport. A transition to low-carbon transport will not only reduce carbon emissions and increase the liveability of cities but will also create additional employment. 

What are we looking for?

We are seeking applications for grant projects that address a number of important opportunities for capacity building with the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation and other key stakeholders, for the implementation of low-carbon transport initiatives in Indonesia. Improving the well-being of citizens through enhanced air quality and increased physical activity – walking, cycling, and using public transport – will be a key priority. The goal is to mitigate carbon emissions and improve the productivity and liveability of Indonesian cities, including their accessibility for women and the most vulnerable.

Application specifications

How much should each project cost? 

Between £100,000 and £1,000,000 per project per year.

What type of activity are we looking to fund?

We want to receive applications for capacity-building projects that will deliver one or more of the following outputs:

  • training of key decision makers
  • recommendations for action to tackle climate change or reduce emissions
  • creation of new communications products and dissemination of knowledge products
  • the establishment or strengthening of partnerships or networks between key stakeholders

How long can each project be? 

Up to 3 years. Please note this is different to the 12 month delivery that was indicated during the Market Engagement Event. We are now able to fund grant projects for a longer duration.

Can a consortium apply? 

Yes, we welcome applications from consortia. All consortia must include an Indonesian organisation.

What type of organisations can apply? 

We welcome applications from a variety of organisations including think tanks, consultancies, academic institutions, community organisations, NGOs, professional associations or any similar organisations that have the knowledge, skills and experience to deliver an eligible project. 

Government agencies and/ or departments are not eligible to apply either as a lead organisation, or as a partner organisation within a consortium.

What type of costs are eligible?

All projects must be delivered on a not-for-profit basis. Eligible costs will include:

  • Consultancy and/or staff time required to deliver activities
  • Reasonable travel and subsistence costs
  • Other costs directly related to activities and outputs (workshops, seminars, production of reports, translation etc.)

We cannot award funding for tangible assets i.e. renewable energy infrastructure.

Application timeline

The steps and indicative dates for each stage of the Low Carbon Cities and Transport call are outlined below:

Indonesia timeline 23 Sep 21

 

How to apply

The Indonesia-UK PACT Low-Carbon Cities and Transport call is now open for applications.

Projects will be selected through an open call to prospective applicants with a one stage competitive selection process.

All applications must be made through the Country Programmes Opportunities Portal. Applicants will need to register on the portal before they can apply. You can find instructions on how to register and apply on the portal in our Applicant Handbook here.

All the guidance and templates you will need to make an application will be found on the Country Programmes Opportunies Portal when you apply. You can also view the key guidance documents here:

  • Terms of reference – detailing the specific details of what types of project we are looking for and the selection criteria
  • Applicant Handbook — general guidance about eligibility, how to design a UK PACT project, how to develop a UK PACT budget and how to pass our due diligence process
  • Draft Grant Agreement – This is the agreement you will sign. You should read this and check that you accept the terms before you apply

To make an application, three templates must be completed and submitted on the Country Programmes Opportunities Portal - these are the proposal template, budget and workplan template and results monitoring template. These are downloaded from the Country Programmes Opportunities Portal.


Additional guidance which may be helpful includes:

 

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Market engagement event

A market engagement event was held on 9 September 2021, where further details about the contents of the call for proposals, eligibility and how to apply were shared. You can watch the recording from the event and find the presentation slides here.

 

Eligibility checker

Want to check if your project is eligible before you apply? Use the quick checklist below. You can find out more about eligibility for this call, and for UK PACT funding in general, by reading our Low Carbon Cities and Transport Terms of Reference and our Applicant Handbook

Q. Is your project aligned with our Terms of Reference for the low-carbon cities and transport sector in Indonesia?

Yes No

This indicates that your project may be eligible. Please proceed to the next question.

Unfortunately, this makes your project ineligible.

Q. Is the value of your project under £3m?

Yes No

This indicates that your project may be eligible. Please proceed to the next question.

Unfortunately, this makes your project ineligible.

Q. Is the duration of your project 3 years or less?

Yes No

This indicates that your project may be eligible. Please proceed to the next question.

Unfortunately, this makes your project ineligible.

Q. Is your organisation eligible to apply for UK PACT funding? i.e. not a government department or agency.

Yes No

This indicates that your project may be eligible. Please proceed to the next question.

Unfortunately, this makes your project ineligible.

Q. Is the lead organisation and are all partner organisations eligible to receive funding? Please note: Government agencies and departments are not eligible to apply either as a lead organisation or as a partner organisation.

Yes No

This indicates that your project may be eligible. Please proceed to the next question.

Unfortunately, this makes your project ineligible.

Q. Are your project activities and costs eligible? Please note: we cannot award funding for infrastructure projects or for tangible assets and profit is not an eligible cost in UK PACT budgets, either as a direct cost or within overheads.

Yes No

This indicates that your project may be eligible.

Unfortunately, this makes your project ineligible.

Answering yes to all the questions above indicates that your project is eligible to apply for funding. Please click here to apply.

Answering no to any question above indicates that your organisation or project is not eligible for funding at this time. Please re-read our guidance documents carefully to find out how to design a UK PACT project