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Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF)’s Journey to Scale: Funding for Scaling Humanitarian Innovation

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 20, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on February 15, 2020
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HIF has launched the 2nd round of Journey to Scale (J2S) program, to provide initial support for ten shortlisted teams to develop scaling strategies for their innovations.

The fund will award five teams with the strongest proposals flexible funding of up to 580,000 GBP each to explore different scale pathways and refine their approach.

Journey to Scale (J2S):
a) is aimed at humanitarian innovators who have successfully piloted their solution in at least one humanitarian setting and are now looking to scale the impact of their innovation;
b) includes two phases:
1: Strategy Development (May–Sep 2020).
Following an open application process, 10 innovation teams will be selected to take part in this phase. The teams will receive mentoring and support to develop a comprehensive scaling vision and strategy;
2: Strategy Implementation (Dec 2020–2023).
The 10 teams will be invited to submit their Phase 2 proposal.

Applicant’s organisation must be a legally registered entity.

Utilize This Offer

The fund welcomes applications of innovations that address challenges in any sector(s) of humanitarian action. Innovations can involve either directly empowering or supporting people affected by crises, or providing services to other humanitarian actors.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 20
Jan 20

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jan 20
Jan 20

Thanks, Ana.