The goal of the PSF is to build an environment more conducive to dialogue, tolerance, and create safer communities by supporting locally driven, catallytic initiatives and ideas which enhance social cohesion in Myanmar.
A cohesive society is one which "works towards the wellbeing of all, creates a sense of belonging, promotes trust, and offers everyone the opportunity to prosper and advance peacefully".
The PSF will fund activities and projects with different methodologies, but focused primarily on seeking to directly contribute to the enhancement of social cohesion or inter-communal harmony in Myanmar communities. Projects could, for instance, be focused on strengthening trust, confidence and communications among and between different communities and groups or sectors within communities, or identifying and responding to emerging areas of need or building capacity of communities to improve and transform relationships to enhance social cohesion.
Our Focus - What We Fund
The PSF provides funding to demand-driven, small-scale and tailored initiatives which contribute to social cohesion.
Funded projects range in size, duration, modality and focus, but a preference is given to small-scale, catalytic initiatives. We invite proposals from a range of organisations, local, national and international, but especially encourage national initiatives and organisations.
The PSF can fund projects, events, activities, training, and analysis which fall within the Criteria.
We also provide 'Funding +', needs-based organizational capability enhancement for partners in addition to grants.
The PSF is currently accepting applications for initiatives which will be completed by September 2018.
If you are unsure, please contact us to make an inquiry.
Our History : 'Peace Support Fund' to 'Paung Sie Facility'
The Peace Support Fund was established in early 2014 and provided funding under two pillars, support to the peace process and support inter-communal harmony. Since early 2015, the PSF has had focus on supporting projects which contribute to inter-communal harmony and social cohesion. To mark this change, we have changed our name to Paung Sie Facility.
If you are seeking funding that relates to the core elements of the Myanmar peace process, go to the Joint Peace Fund.
Who Provides the Funding?
The PSF established in March 2014, receives funding from the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Government of Sweden.
Total funding made available through the PSF is currently USD 6 million per annum with disbursements made either via select calls, or on a rolling basis, assessed against agreed criteria. As a multi-donor fund, the PSF has been designed and structured to accommodate further donors should there be the interest or requirement.
The PSF works closely with other donors in Myanmar to ensure there is strong coordination between the activities and initiatives funded and those already in place on the ground and also co-finances projects with a range of donors and partners.
The PSF has a full-time management team in Yangon. We routinely visit states and regions. We are here to assist with enquiries, the application process, and the effective implementation of projects. You will find all our details on the contact page. Please get in touch. We welcome your inquiries.
NIS Foundation (NIS) provides administrative support to the MT. NIS is a Norwegian-registered, non-profit foundation engaged in stabilisation and reconciliation initiatives in conflict and post-conflict areas. NIS’ primary areas of intervention are institutional development, public service delivery, and conflict resolution.