Girl Education Challenge

DFID Girls’ Education Challenge: Call for Concept Notes on Improving the Lives of Marginalized Girls through Education

Deadline: 20 December 2016

The Department for International Development is seeking concept notes for its program entitled “Girls’ Education Challenge (GEC).

The Girls’ Education Challenge is helping up to a million of the world’s poorest girls improve their lives through education. It supports projects that are able to girl-education-challengedemonstrate new and effective ways to expand education opportunities to marginalized girls.

DFID is looking for organisations that can develop new and innovative solutions, or scale up successful existing interventions, to deliver quality education and skills to the hardest to reach girls in order to improve their overall life chances. It welcomes applications from individual organisations, or consortia, representing the non-profit and private sectors.

Funding Categories

  • Strategic Partnerships provided match-funding to private sector partners that explore new ways of improving learning opportunities for girls in remote and/or marginalised communities
  • Step Change projects are led by non-state organisations and aim to quickly and effectively expand education opportunities for 650,000 girls at primary and secondary level in 9 focus countries
  • The Innovation funding window includes projects aimed at providing technological innovations, developing new partnerships, adapting proven solutions for new geographies, communities or age groups, and engaging females in decision-making processes

Sectors

  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Empowerment and accountability
  • Girls and women
  • Livelihoods

Eligibility Criteria

DFID welcomes applications from individual organisations, or consortia, representing the non-profit and private sectors who can develop new and innovative solutions, or scale up successful existing interventions, to deliver quality education and skills to the hardest to reach girls in order to improve their overall life chances.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to outline their proposed intervention, its planned duration and expected costs in a high-level Concept Note. The deadline for submitting concept notes will be 20 December 2016. Short-listed applicants will then be invited to submit a Full Proposal in March 2017.

For any information about this funding window, including to register your interest to receive access to the on-line Concept Note template and accompanying guidance, please e-mail girlseducationchallenge@uk.pwc.com.

For more information, please visit Girls’ Education Challenge.