USAID, UKAID, and Grand Challenges Canada: Inviting applications to identify, promote, and accelerate groundbreaking local solutions that have the potential to save and significantly improve the lives of people that are affected by conflict.

Funding brief: The U.S. Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development, and Grand Challenges Canada are partnering on Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge. Aligned with the Grand Bargain, they aim to identify, promote, and accelerate groundbreaking local solutions that have the potential to save and significantly improve the lives of people that are affected by conflict.

They seek life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. These innovations will involve a connection to the private sector and input from affected communities in order to provide, supply, or locally generate safe drinking water and sanitation, energy, life-saving information, or health supplies and services to help conflict-affected people.

Areas of focus:  The Humanitarian Grand Challenge is focused on addressing the most acute needs in conflict affected areas that have the potential to be solved by innovation in one or more of the following four areas:
 Safe water and sanitation;
● Energy;
● Life-saving information; or
● Health supplies and services. Innovations must enable local solutions, serve local needs and delivery gaps, overcome common delivery barriers in conflict settings, or improve on the timeliness and cost efficiency of current humanitarian delivery methods.

Donor Name: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development, and Grand Challenges Canada
Funding name: No specific fund name

Registration Deadline: April, 9th , 2018
● Applications Deadline: Applications shall be received no later than Thursday, April, 12th, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. North America Eastern Time Zone (15:30 GMT).

Funding details link:

Funding limit: Through this Request for Proposals, the Humanitarian Grand Challenge partners will award seed funding of up to $250,000 CAD per project over a maximum of twenty-four (24) months. In addition to award funding, awardees may receive additional support, such as publicity and marketing promotional support; access to exclusive industry, investor and partner networking events; and basic acceleration support, mentorship opportunities and partnership brokering.

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

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Twenty-four (24) months

Eligible organization: As below

Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other recognized institutions (e.g., non-profit Organizations and for-profit companies) that are formed and legally incorporated, that can Successfully execute the activities in their respective technical area, and that are capable of Receiving and administering grant funding. Sole proprietorships are not eligible for funding. United Nations country offices are not eligible to apply.
● A project can have only one Project Lead, who must be affiliated with the institution from which the proposal is being submitted.
● A Project Lead may only be listed on one (1) application to this Request for Proposals. An Institution may be the applicant on multiple applications, provided all applications have different Project Leads.
● 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.

They will not fund
● Formal education.
● Approaches that utilize security-related surveillance, weapons, force or similar technologies.
● Discovery science, merely capacity-building initiatives, ongoing programmatic funding or Infrastructure development.
● Projects that involve establishing proof of concept of innovations for which the core intellectual property rights are owned by a third-party institution, unless either: (a) the third-party institution has granted the applicant sufficient license rights to the innovation to permit eventual scaling in relevant countries, or (b) the third-party institution is willing to sign an undertaking to Grand Challenges Canada committing to comply with Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Access Policy.

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

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply:
● Guideline:
● About:
● FAQ:
How to apply:
● Step 1: Create an account through Grand Challenges Canada’s Community Portal*
● Step 2: Submit an application for Seed or Transition to Scale funding

*Once you have created an account, please allow up to one (1) business day for Grand Challenges Canada to process your account request. Therefore, please create an account no later than 9 April 2018. Applicants may return to the Community Portal to continue working on their application at any time until 12 April 2018, 15:30 GMT.

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