Apply for “Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge”!


Apply By:  09/04/2018

The United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and Grand Challenges Canadahas launched a Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge.

This challenge seeks to fund and accelerate solutions that enable life-saving or life-improving assistance to reach the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people in conflict-generated humanitarian crises.

Focus Areas

  • Safe Water and Sanitation
    • Roadblock: Lack of safe water sources and sanitation in conflict settings
  • Energy
    • Roadblock: A lack of reliable, accessible and sustainable electricity options in conflict settings.
  • Life-saving Information
    • Roadblock: Conflict impedes access to vital information at three levels: among members of affected populations, among humanitarian organizations, and between humanitarian organizations and affected people.
  • Health Supplies and Services
    • Roadblock: Lack of sufficient and effective medical supplies and services in conflict.

Funding Information

  • Seed Funding: 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.
  • Transition to Scale (TTS) Funding: The Humanitarian Grand Challenge partners will award Transition to Scale funding of up to $1,000,000 CAD per project over a maximum of twenty-four (24) months.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Humanitarian Grand Challenge funding cannot be awarded to an institution located in any countries that have sanctions with USA, Canada, UK, European Union, World Bank or the United National Security Council.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

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