Tips on applying to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

A former market in Thonyor, in Unity State, which was greatly impacted by conflict in South Sudan. Photo by: Robert Oxley / DFID / CC BY

LONDON — The 1.2 billion British pound ($1.68 billion) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund — the United Kingdom’s largest and newest cross-governmental fund, which focuses on fragile and conflict-affected countries — has opened a new round of bidding, saying it hopes to attract a diverse range of partners, including small contractors and NGOs.

The CSSF launched in 2015 as part of the U.K.’s cross-government strategy, which aims to spend 30 percent of official development assistance through departments other than the Department for International Development by 2020. The fund is hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office but reports to the National Security Council. Its budget is made up of roughly half ODA and half non-ODA funds.

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    Sophie Edwards is a reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.