1. Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other recognized institutions (e.g., nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies) that: a) are formed and legally incorporated; b) can successfully execute the activities in their respective technical area; c) can receive and administer grant funding.
2. Sole proprietorships are not eligible for funding. In the past experience, have found that multilateral organizations such as the UN are typically unable to agree to the terms and conditions of funding agreements. The program highly recommends that these organizations instead apply through a local eligible partner organization.
3. A project can have only one Project Lead, who must be affiliated with the institution from which the proposal is being submitted.
4. A Project Lead may only be listed on one (1) application to this Request for Proposals.
5. An institution may be the applicant on multiple applications, provided all applications have different Project Leads.
6. Applications must include all required information. Only complete applications will be considered by the Review Committee.
The Humanitarian Grand Challenge partners may, at any time and at their sole discretion, modify eligibility criteria with respect to individual applicants, Project Leads and/or eligible countries, to the extent that such modifications do not materially undermine the review process.
Step 1: Eligibility Screen;
Step 2: The Innovation Screen;
Stage 3: The External Review.
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Grand Challenges Canada have launched Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge.
Through this Grand Challenge, we will identify and support groundbreaking solutions that engage the private sector and draw from the experiences of affected communities in order to significantly improve – and in many cases, save – the lives of vulnerable people affected by conflict. Our goal is to identify solutions that allow communities to respond more nimbly to complex emergencies and take steps to create better lives for themselves.
Applicants must understand the context they are working in. They are particularly interested in funding locally-led innovations, as local responders are often better placed to reach affected people in insecure settings, but lack the funding, resources, or the capacity to provide aid in hard-to-reach places.
We’re looking to fund and accelerate solutions to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises. We seek solutions that have the potential to create wider, transformative changes within the humanitarian sector in order to provide: safe water and sanitation; energy; life-saving information; and health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.
This program will fund up to 15 seed projects at up to $250,000 CAD each, along with basic acceleration support, over a maximum period of eighteen (18) months.
All types of organizations, including local and international NGOs, academics, private sector institutions are eligible to apply for funding.
For more information, visit https://humanitariangrandchallenge.org/