Humanitarian Innovation Grants: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) have issued a call for applications for NGOs, entrepreneurs, businesses, academics, local partners and others from around the world for the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative Grants.
The USAID/DFID Humanitarian Innovation Initiative is a special opportunity for applicants to the Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) competition whose proposals address challenges in the humanitarian sector.
Funded with support from DFID, the Initiative is run in collaboration with USAID’s Bureau for Democracy,Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.
The Initiative will support winners of the DIV competition —including technology, business models, policy practices, and more—that have on-the-ground evidence of their capacity to support humanitarian response and disaster preparedness around the world.
These might include programs that specifically relate to:
The Initiative seeks applicants to Stage 2 and Stage 3 of the DIV staged financing model: candidates offering strong evidence of successful pilot implementation may apply for grants of up to $1 million (DIV Stage 2).
Candidates with solutions that have already been successfully tested at significant scale are eligible for grants of up to $15 million (DIV Stage 3).
Select winners of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative will receive technical assistance from The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Said Business School, Oxford University, for implementation and scale-up activities.
Grants Selection Criteria
Applications will be reviewed according to the DIV selection criteria, and only those eligible for DIV Stage 2 and DIV Stage 3 awards will be supported through this Initiative (DIV Stage 1applicants will be considered in the competition’s general funding pool).
The most competitive applicants will present:
Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.