Request for Proposal for creation of one short LGBTQ+ themed awareness video



Request for Proposal for creation of one short LGBTQ+ themed awareness video





Request for Proposal for creation of one short LGBTQ+ themed awareness video


Project Owner


The Humsafar Trust   – NOREC (Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (NOREC) 



The Organization named “The Humsafar Trust”, is registered in the Public Trust’s Registry Office in the Department of Public Trusts, Mumbai under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (Bombay Act No. 29 of 1950).

The Humsafar Trust (HST) is a community-based organization (CBO) working on health and human rights of LGBTQ since 1994. The key focus of our work includes health and human rights, besides HIV prevention and mental health programs.

HST is part of an exchange project between India, Nepal and Bangladesh supported by NOREC This project is aimed at improving the healthcare and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ communities in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The exchange project is already it’s in third phase, each country sends participants to organizations to learn about the best practices adopted by host organizations so that the same can be replicated to strengthen the ongoing HIV intervention program at home country. This program aims at strengthening health education programs, livelihood interventions and sustainability interventions.



THE HUMSAFAR TRUST invites responses (“Proposals”) to this Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for creation of one short LGBTQ+ themed awareness video. We are looking for individuals/consultants with similar experience developing awareness videos on LGBTQ+ identified theme.



  • Health and Human Rights of LGBTQ+
  • Acceptance of LGBTQ+
  • Educational content (Preferably in Hindi/Marathi)
  • Stigma and discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ and people living with HIV
  • Fictional work on LGBTQ+
  • Animated film on LGBTQ+

    Scope of Work:

  • The consultant will develop a script on the identified theme (Only one theme).
  • The consultant is expected to develop short film idea and its execution based on script.
  • The consultant will be responsible for the implementation and produce/submit pieces of work on the agreed upon theme.
  • The consultant is expected to provide regular updates of the work done in the project.
  • The consultant is expected to acknowledge the support of The Humsafar Trust and FK-NOREC in their work.
  • The consultant is expected to work on English subtitles of the film and share final product in two versions: With subtitles and without subtitles to The Humsafar Trust.
  • The consultant will be responsible to submit final product before publishing any social media.



  • Preference will be given to who have experience on health, sexual orientation and gender identity, and human rights issues.
  • Working experience on LGBTQ+ will be an advantage.
  • Applicants have to submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and present and permanent contact address.
  • Sound knowledge on LGBTQ+ and their challenges will be considered as an asset. 



The consultant will receive a fixed amount of Rs. 150,000 (Rupees One Lakh Fifty Thousand Only), provided after the successful completion of selection process.

The above-mentioned amount will be paid in 3 instalments:

  1. 20% at first month of project.
  2. 40% at submission of first draft of the work.
  3. 40% upon successful completion of video.

At the completion of the project, the short films will be disseminated by The Humsafar Trust on their social media handles.



  1. One-page value statement indicating the suitability to carry out the assignment. (20 points)
  2. A Financial budget break up. (10 points)
  3. Last 1-2 years and ongoing assignment/project details with results that are relevant/ semi relevant to the proposed assignment. (20 points)
  4. A detailed proposal as mentioned in the Scope of Work with a work plan. (30 points)
  5. Detailed CV/Profile of the consultant/individual along with References of clients with project concluded in similar capacity (20 points)

The proposal should be submitted over email as pdf document named “Technical Proposal”. Please mention in the subject line   RFP-HST-FK – NOREC -001 



The application must be submitted along with all supportive documents on or before 23.12.2022 by 5:00 PM on