Elrha: Inviting applications for ‘Innovation grants’ to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle.

Funding brief: The goal is to support innovators across the entire innovation lifecycle. The recent external evaluation of our programme and our strategic review identified the need for additional focus on the less-resourced innovation stages of problem recognition and diffusion. It also highlighted the importance of providing continued (end-to-end) support to innovation in the humanitarian system.

Through this Call, up to ten small grants of up to £50,000 each will be made available for the following innovation stages:

Problem Recognition – Recognition of a specific problem, challenge, or opportunity, in relation to the provision of humanitarian aid. At this stage, the focus is on developing a clear understanding of complex problems. The goal of this type of work is to understand the needs and challenges of affected communities, and the view of the potential users of any new innovations that might be developed. These grants are open to any applicant.

Advancing Seed-funded projects – These grants are for applicants who have received seed-funding from the HIF and are looking for next-stage ESI funding to further develop their innovation.

Project Diffusion – These grants are for innovations previously funded by a HIF Development and Implementation grant, now requiring grant funding for wider adoption outside the original setting. This might include various formal and informal communication channels, and may involve the original innovation being continually developed and refined

Donor Name: Elrha
Funding name: Innovation grants

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 23:59 GMT 10th, December, 2017.

Funding details link: http://www.elrha.org/hif/funding/core-grants/2017-innovation-funding-call/

Funding limit: Through this Call, up to ten small grants of up to £50,000 each will be made available.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: All projects funded through this call will need to be completed no later than 31st, December, 2018.

Eligible organization: As below

Lead applicants can be a:
(a) Non-profit institution such as a non-governmental organization
(b) Public or governmental institution
(c) Academic or research institution
(d) Private companies. NOTE: Private companies must be partnered with one of the above.

● The lead applicant must:
Have legal status and be registered in the country(s) in which the project will be carried out.
Not act as an intermediary but be directly responsible for the preparation, management and implementation of the project proposed.
Present signed audited financial statements and reports.
While it is possible for a single organization to make an application to the HIF, we strongly encourage consortia applications that bring together a range of actors.

● Consortia Requirements:
Consortia must be able to demonstrate through their members:
Relevant operational experience of humanitarian programming.
Experience in the area of research and development.
Understanding and ability to adhere to International Humanitarian Principles. and the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

The HIF encourages financial or in kind contributions from all applicants towards their project. Any application to the HIF must be related to a humanitarian context and meet the eligibility criteria. They do not consider applications for the following types of projects:
Exploring a challenge that exists within a development setting (definition).
Company/ organization start-up funding
Construction of non-innovative schools, latrines, water systems, medical centres
Replication of existing solutions
Expansion of private businesses
Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes
Political campaigns

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:/
● Register (new): https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=20971&refProgId=665&refProgType=grantsNew
● Log-in (Old): https://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=20971&refProgId=665&refProgType=grantsNew
● Guideline: http://www.elrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-Innovation-call-application-process.pdf
● FAQ: http://www.elrha.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/HIF-Funding-FAQs_2017-Call.pdf

How to apply:
Problem Recognition grants are open to any applicant – If you are applying for a problem recognition grant as a first time applicant, please register and apply here (https://www.commongrantapplication.com/register.php?refOrgId=20971&refProgId=665&refProgType=grantsNew).
● Applicants who have applied to our facility previously, please use this link to log in (https://www.commongrantapplication.com/login.php?refOrgId=20971&refProgId=665&refProgType=grantsNew).


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