The SUN (Scaling up Nutrition) Movement Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) was established in 2012 with support from the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Irish Aid to ensure that catalytic grants reach governments, UN agencies, civil society groups and other SUN partners. It is not designed to be a vertical nutrition fund for large scale investments in food and nutrition security, nor to replace existing funding pathways at country level. Rather, it is a fund to be used for catalytic actions to enable, initiate or develop SUN Movement activity at country or regional level and provide appropriate global-level support, when other funding is not available.
The SUN MPTF operates through three financing windows designed to support:
critical in-country actions in relation to national commitments and priorities for SUN;
mobilization of in-country and global civil society so as to contribute to realizing these commitments and demonstrating results; and
adequate finance for strategic efforts that contribute to the more effective working of the SUN Movement as a whole.
The current call for proposals is issued for Window 2 of the SUN MPTF –supporting civil society organizations in 42 countries as they contribute to realizing SUN objectives and commitments at country and regional level.
As civil society groups get organized into SUN CSO platforms, they activate multiple actions that lead to the following:
Coordinated Civil Society Alliances in SUN countries (CSAs) are established
In-country CSAs advocate effectively
In country CSAs participate in national platforms for SUN
CSAs contribute to better accountability in SUN countries
The collective of CSAs are a functioning learning network
This call is open for an overall amount up to US$ three (3) million. To the effect of this call, proposals cannot exceed the overall amount of US$ 300.000 (three-hundreds thousands US dollars) each over a period of up 24 months maximum.
All proposals will have to be submitted by 17:00 CET on 11 November 2013.