The next deadline for letters of intent is October 28th, 2022.
There is a two-step application process for the Feed Opportunity Fund: the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a detailed proposal.
Applicants must be invited to submit a proposal following review of their LOI. The Centre’s Board of Directors reviews all proposals and is responsible for funding approvals.
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Letter of Intent
The LOI is an important step in the process to receive a grant from the Feed Opportunity Fund, as only some applicants will be invited to submit a formal proposal. LOIs should be no more than three pages and should address the following:
- Lead organization and project partners
- Type of grant requested (learning or project grant)
- Amount of funding requested and number of years funding is requested for
- Brief overview of the project including purpose, potential for impact, and alignment with 2022 priorities listed on the Feed Opportunity Fund page (if applicable). Include any rationale that has led you to this approach.
- Overview of the people and/or organizations the project will reach and demonstrated support for the initiative from these groups
- Expected project outcomes, what you hope to learn and how, and how it will benefit your organization and others engaged in advancing food security
- Where applicable, additional sources of funding that support this initiative
- The sustainability of the project after completion of Centre funding
LOIs will be assessed against the criteria for each grant stream (learning or project), listed on the Feed Opportunity Fund page.
After reviewing the LOIs, Centre staff will follow up directly with organizations invited to submit formal proposals. Proposals will include greater detail on each of the sections in the LOI, and also include:
- A preliminary logic model that includes project activities, outputs and outcomes
- A detailed budget for each year that funding is requested
After a proposal is received, it is reviewed by staff and a sub-committee of the Board. Centre staff will engage the applicant to address gaps, which may result in several iterations of the proposal. Our partners tell us that this is a valuable process as it helps to enhance ideas and outcomes of the project.
Upon approval of a proposal, an evaluation and learning plan will be completed by the partner and signed off on by the Centre team.