The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has set up a COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF) to support garment and agricultural businesses with vulnerable supply chains in developing countries. The Facility aims to ensure vulnerable workers and suppliers are prepared for the anticipated economic and social shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Facility will provide grants and technical assistance, ranging between £200,000 and £600,000, to businesses to provide garment, agricultural and other essential services during the pandemic.
Businesses operating in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, OPTs, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Sierra Leone are encouraged to apply by submitting a concept note (using the VSCF template) by 5pm GMT, 20 May 2020.
Read more about the Facility and how to apply here: https://www.great.gov.uk/campaigns/grant-funding-scheme-vulnerable-supply-chains/