BFA Solidarity Program 2021

BFA Solidarity Program 2021

As part of its activities of social responsibility and involvement with the community, BFA launches the BFA Solidary Program.

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BFA Solidarity Program 2021

In its 3rd Edition, BFA Solidário will continue to invest in supporting non-governmental and non-profit organizations that work to improve the living conditions of Angolan children in the areas of education, health and social and financial inclusion.

Launched in December 2018, BFA Solidário is a Social Responsibility Program that aims to financially support activities and strategic projects of organizations that belong to the 3rd sector, whose beneficiaries are children. This Program was created to help mitigate the problems that many children in the most vulnerable situation face, allowing greater stability both at the level of their families as well as of the communities in general.

With this initiative, BFA intends to create a significant and lasting impact in relation to the technical and financial training of organizations, as well as promoting the development of these organizations, distinguishing them and giving visibility to their best projects, thus mobilizing civil society for their causes. and shortages.

About the Program

This program consists of holding a competition whose winners are entitled to a monetary prize, which will be used to support organizations in implementing strategic projects for the development of their activities.

For the year 2021, the BFA Solidarity Program will have a maximum allocation of Kwanzas 250,000,000.00, to be distributed to a maximum number of twelve organizations, in three categories:

  •  Education category: for organizations that develop activities aimed at improving the educational level or qualifications of minors from disadvantaged social strata.
  •  Health category: for organizations that develop activities in favor of improving the health conditions of minors, from disadvantaged social strata.
  •  Social and Financial Inclusion Category: for organizations that carry out activities whose objective is to promote the qualification and social and financial insertion of children and young people at risk, namely through measures for education and prevention of risky behaviors, professional qualification and basic support of life.

Up to four prizes will be awarded per category, and the value of each individual prize will be defined by the Jury, with the following limits:
 a) 1st place in each category, AKZ 30,000,000.00;
 b) 2nd place in each category, AKZ 20,000,000.00;
 c) 3rd place in each category, AKZ 15,000,000.00;
 d) 4th place in each category, AKZ 10,000,000.00.

The prize will not be awarded automatically, and may not exceed 90% of the project budget submitted to the competition. Thus, candidates must submit budgets that reflect their real needs and not budgets in which they seek to obtain the maximum possible value.

Taking into account the nature of the expenses, an amount of up to 10% of the grant may be added to cover any deviations in the execution and / or implementation of the projects.

Grants are intended to finance strategic projects for organizations' activities through

  •  Acquisition or improvement of fixed assets;
  •  Acquisition of current assets;
  •  Introduction or improvement of technologies used;
  •  Training of staff and employees.

Who can participate

National organizations that meet the following requirements may apply to the BFA Solidarity Program:

  •  Non-profit organizations, duly formalized, with proven activity for a minimum period of three years, until the application date;
  •  Non-profit organizations, non-formalized, with proven activity for a minimum period of three years, until the application date and that comply with the following requirements:
    (i) A recognizable organizational structure;
    (ii) Development of regular activities;
    (iii) Have legal conditions for the exercise of their activities
    (iv) Represented by a duly identified natural person.
  •  Private university institutions operating for more than five years.

The following cannot apply for the Program:

  •  BFA employees;
  •  Companies;
  •  Organizations with an activity of less than 3 years;
  •  Organizations that do not have their headquarters in Angola;
  •  Public institutions.

Rating criteria

A jury nominated by BFA and composed of 7 elements, will evaluate the applications and reward the projects. Decisions will be made on the basis of documents and decision proposals instructed and prepared by the Social Responsibility Department, according to the following criteria:

a) Organization Development Model;
b) Financial Sustainability of the Organization;
c) Management and Governance Capacity;
d) History of Activity and Reputation;
e) Estimated impact of the project.

 

Applications:
Applications are free, must be filled in automatically and can be submitted in two ways:

   a) Online, through the BFA website: www.bfa.ao, it is mandatory to fill in all fields of the form as well as the attachment of supporting documents to the application (Project with which you are applying, letter of introduction from the organization, identification documents of those responsible for the application, tax identification number of the person responsible or of the organization, and other documents that prove necessary);
   b) Delivery of a physical file at the BFA branches defined for the purpose

As it is not possible to attach the supporting documentation to the application (for online applications), candidates may send the documentation by email to the electronic address of the BFA Social Responsibility Department: direccao.responsabilidade.social@bfa.ao, identifying in the field the name of the candidate organization.

Each organization can apply for the Program with only one project.

BFA branches defined for receiving applications with physical process:

  •  Bengo: Caxito Agency
  •  Benguela: Lobito, Benguela, Cubal and Ganda branches
  •  Bié: Agência Kuito
  •  Cabinda: Cabinda Deolinda Rodrigues and Cabinda Fútila branches
  •  Cunene: Ondjiva and Santa Clara Vila branches
  •  Huambo: Huambo branches Avenida da República, Bailundo and Caála
  •  Huíla: Lubango, Caconda, Chibia, Jamba, Matala branches
  •  Kuando Kubango: Agência Menongue
  •  Kwanza Norte: Agência Ndalatando
  •  Kwanza Sul: Agencies Sumbe, Porto Amboim, Waku Kungo, Gabela, Calulu
  •  Luanda: Talatona, Ramiros, Cacuaco, Panguila, Filda, Catete, Viana, Zango, Economic Zone, Marien Ngouabi, Cassequel, Samba Grande, African League, Baixa, Ingombotas, Inef, Miramar Agencies
  •  Lunda Norte: Agência Dundo
  •  Lunda Sul: Agência Saurimo
  •  Malange: Malange Dangeraux Agency
  •  Moxico: Agência Luena
  •  Namibe: Namibe and Tômbwa branches
  •  Uíge: Agência Uíge
  •  Zaire: Mbanza Congo and Soyo Kikaka-Kiaku agencies

Process Phases:

Phase 1 Launch: the Program will be launched through a dissemination campaign, essentially informative, on digital channels in various media.

Phase 2 Applications: Applications must be submitted under the terms of the BFA Solidarity Program Regulation, by completing the Application Form, during the announced period.

Phase 3 Evaluation: the evaluation of the proposals is done in two successive stages:

  • 1st Stage: in this stage the applications will be checked and classified, for the choice of the finalists, which will be the 24 best classified, taking into account the established evaluation criteria.
  •  2nd Stage: in the second evaluation stage, the list of finalists will be delivered to the jury, to proceed with the final evaluation and elect the 12 winners, as well as to define the amount to be attributed to each organization.

Phase 4 Attribution of the Grant: the award will be made by decision of the BFA Executive Committee, based on the Final Classification Report approved by the Jury. The 24 finalists will be invited to participate in a ceremony where the 12 winners will be known and the respective prizes will be presented.

Phase 5 Contracting and execution: the process concludes with the signature of the grant and subsequent disbursement agreements.
The winning projects will be monitored by the BFA Social Responsibility Department.



Regulations

This information does not dispense with the reading of the BFA Solidary Program Regulation.

In the event of any discrepancy between any information contained in this release announcement and the Regulation, the said Regulation shall prevail.

To access the Regulations click here

To access the Program schedule, click here

Application form: click here

Applications Links : https://solidario.bfa.ao

Applications will be open from 14 January to 28 February 2021.

In case of doubts, consult our frequently asked questions: Frequently Asked Questions

For more information or clarification, contact the BFA hotline by calling 923120120, or send an email to direccao.responsabilidade.social@bfa.ao