The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has announced the launch of the 6th call for large grant proposals. The Fund supports innovative ideas or solutions to a problem facing the delivery of humanitarian aid. Twice every year it seeks large grant proposals to provide funding grants from £75,000 to £150,000.
The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. It works by enabling and supporting humanitarian innovators to move creative ideas through the innovation process; supporting them in building new partnerships with key actors; enabling the lessons from grant funded projects and from analysis of innovation processes in humanitarian contexts to be disseminated more widely and strengthening existing relationships between humanitarian agencies, academics and those in the private sector engaged in innovation processes
The Fund provides funding in the following areas:
Development of an innovation by creating practical, actionable plans and guidelines. For instance turning ideas into action, transforming designs from the drawing board into real-world solutions.
Implementation of an innovation to produce real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions. Often pilot projects are used to establish how an innovation performs in practice – indicating whether it is successful and should be scaled-up.
Initially only Expression of Interest (EoI) has to be submitted. EoI can only be submitted online. After reviewing the EoI, HIF will contact potential grantees to submit full proposals.
Applications for the large grant facility can ONLY be made online.
For more information, visit this link.