Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Multi-Partner Trust Fund

Deadline: 11 November 2013
Open to: civil society organizations operating in the 42 countries of the SUN partnership (see list HERE)
Grant: up to US $300,000


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 Management Committee of the SUN Movement MPTF announces a new call for proposals to support civil society organizations (CSOs) to mobilize in-country and globally so as to contribute to realizing SUN commitments and demonstrating results. 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.


To the effect of this call Civil Society Alliances are eligible to apply if:

  1. They operate in one of the 42 countries currently participating in the SUN (see list HERE) and/or in sub-regions relevant to multiple SUN countries.
  2. They have NOT, nor have the countries in which they operate, successfully applied for funding in prior call(s) and/or accessed funds locally.
  3. They respect the criteria as set by the SUN MPTF Management Committee which include the following: (i) choosing current UN mechanisms for joint agency action such as REACH –where available- is an asset as for the choice of the UN Participating Organization; (ii) technical soundness (situation analysis, institutional clarity, clear deliverables, means of verification, conflict of interest management procedures in place or in process); (iii) clear and measurable results, including results-based focus; (iv) alignment with national policies and strategies for scaling up nutrition as shown by support of the SUN country Focal point on behalf of the national SUN multi-stakeholder platform; etc.
    See more on the guidance note HERE.


This call is for an overall amount up to USD three (3) million. To the effect of this call, proposals cannot exceed the overall amount of US $300,000, each over a period of up 24 months maximum.


All proposals will have to be submitted by 17:00 CET on 11 November 2013 by email to with copy to Please indicate in the title: SUN MPTF call for proposal. 

Proposals will have to comply with the format annexed to the guidance note HERE. Its main features include: basic information, an executive summary of the proposal, description of why the proposed strategy is the best appropriate and so forth.

The MPTF Management Committee will review all proposals in its meeting after the call is closed in late November 2013.

In case you have inquiries about the call, please contact Stefano Di Gesa in the SUN Movement Secretariat at

For further details, please see the official website HERE.

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