Australia's Business Partnership Platform to co-finance Philippine businesses’ digital initiatives as support for COVID-19 recovery
The Australian Embassy in Manila has announced a call for proposals from registered business entitities as part of its support to COVID-19 economic recovery in the Philippines under the Business Partnerships Platform (BPP).
The BPP is a flagship initiative of the Australian Government. It supports partnerships with businesses to deliver sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction, while also ensuring commercial returns for business.
“This is an exciting opportunity for businesses to partner with the Australian Government to drive impact and change to help the Philippines bounce back from COVID-19. The commercial ideas we will support will create jobs, enhance gender equality and assist economic recovery,” said Australian Ambassador Steve J. Robinson AO.
The BPP can co-finance with businesses commercial ideas that contribute to digitalisation, skills development for workers and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, economic opportunities for women, or green recovery. In the Philippines, BPP is seeking partnerships in the following sectors:
- Skills development
- Cyber Security
- Digitalisation of services
- Digitalisation of Mental Health services
The Australian Government will provide matched funding of up to AUD500,000 or PHP17.5 million to successful proposals. Visit thebpp.com.au for further information.
Businesses can apply individually or in a consortium. Applications are due 4 November 2020. The Embassy will hold information sessions, to participate register online at https://thebpp.com.au/call-for-partnerships/regional-call-for-partnerships/