How to Apply For UK Government COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF)

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VSCF application form | How to Apply Online.

All Eligible and Interested applicants may apply online for the UK Government COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF) for garment and agricultural businesses before the application deadline.

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UK Government COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF) for garment and agricultural businesses Application Instruction.

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Details of VSCF.

COVID-19: Government financial support for garment and agricultural businesses with vulnerable supply chains in developing countries.

In response to the Coronavirus, Covid-19, the Government has set up COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility (VSCF).

This initiative offers grants and/or technical assistance of the value between £200,000 and £600,000.

The support is intended to ensure vulnerable workers and suppliers are prepared for the economic and social shocks of COVID-19.

VSCF will support proposals that focus on the garments and agriculture sectors in at least one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Chad, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, OPTs, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Applications of support from VSCF are welcome from:

  • businesses facing industry challenges and looking for advisory/ facilitation support
  • businesses looking to support the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable workers and suppliers in their supply chains
  • not-for-profit organisations supporting MNCs/SMEs and their suppliers in specific sectors/ geographies
  • not-for-profit organisations supporting transparency and accountability mechanisms within/across specific supply chains
  • not-for-profit organisations supporting informal workers and smallholder farmers that are part of global supply chains


To apply you must submit a concept note using the CVSCF template by 5 pm GMT, 20 May 2020. Further rounds of funding may be offered but are not guaranteed.

Only concept notes submitted in this format will be accepted. Concept notes should be submitted to [email protected] by the closing date.

Given the rapid time frame, we may follow up directly with you to discuss concept notes. Therefore, submit as soon as you are able.

Further details

This initiative has been set up by the Department for  International Trade.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UK Government 2020 Grant funding scheme for vulnerable supply chains

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