The Conflict, Security and Stability Fund (CSSF) is the UK Government’s programme fund that aims to integrate conflict resolution and development assistance as part of its broader approach in conflict affected countries.
The CSSF builds upon the successful activity of the UK Government’s previous Conflict Pool, expanding to include a wider range of activities and approaches across the whole of government.
With this call for concept notes, we are seeking to expand our Civil Society Programme for this financial year to include one to two additional projects to work alongside our existing two projects, with the aim of further reinforcing our support to Libyan civil society.
Concept notes should contribute towards enhancing civil society’s participation in, and influence on, the political process in Libya and to increasing understanding of, and engagement with, its work by the wider Libyan public.
The total budget available for any additional project(s) is around £750,000. Successful projects will run from around October 2015 – March 2016 when CSSF 2015/16 will end.
However, it is possible that, under CSSF 2016/17, there might be scope to continue any projects that deliver well in 2015/16. Brief reflections in concept notes on how a project might in theory continue beyond 31 March 2016 are therefore also welcome.
Working closely with implementers, the UK Embassy to Libya, currently based in Tunis, aims to provide Political, Economic, and Security, Justice and Defence (SJD) support to Libya under the CSSF.
More information can be found here.
(Source: UK FCO)