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Consultancy - Comic Relief/DFID UK Aid Match Fund - Urban Slums scoping study

In December 2011 the Department for International Development (DFID), as part of its UK Aid Match scheme, agreed to provide £10m of funding for Comic Relief's Urban Slums work, to be matched by fundraising during Sport Relief 2012, thereby making £20m altogether. This new fund is intended to transform the lives of a million slum dwellers, in three African cities (yet to be identified), by means of agencies working together strategically. The funding is over five years in total, with a requirement that the DFID contribution is spent in the first two years, from April 2012.

This high-impact, targeted type of fund with pre-selected locations and implementing partners represents a different approach from the current People Living in Urban Slums grant-making programme, which is more reactive and relies on proposals being submitted to Comic Relief for consideration. Thus the DFID UK Aid Match fund is seen as a unique initiative requiring a more proactive style of working. The first priority is to identify the three target cities and short-list potential partners and grant models by the late summer of 2012, so that detailed workplans can be agreed with DFID by mid October 2012. To get to that point, Comic Relief wishes to appoint suitably experienced consultants to work closely with key Comic Relief staff from March to August. Please contact Stuart Craig ( for the Terms of Reference which set out the assignment in more detail.

Organisation Comic Relief

Country UK