Request for Proposal: Informal Waste Sector Covid-19 Relief Grant

Blog   September 17, 2021

The informal sector plays a key role in preventing plastic pollution but has largely gone unrecognized and is often subject to low pay and unsafe working conditions. Working conditions of the informal sector have unfortunately been further compromised by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations and associations that aim to alleviate the negative impact of the COVID pandemic on these vital workers, including waste pickers and waste operators. In particular, we are looking to award these grants to non-profit organizations supporting the informal sector where GPAP has a presence, or is actively pursuing a partnership with the government or local partners.

For more details, please find attached the Request for Proposals (RFP) document which will provide you with more specifics on the services needed, as well as process and timeline for submission of proposals. Please note the deadline for submitting proposals is 1 October 2021. Kindly submit the 2-page proposal with all relevant documentation outlined in the Proposal Submission Checklist to Ruth McLachlin ( by this date.