Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge – Transition to Scale

Type of Project:  We aim to find and accelerate life-saving or life-improving innovations to help the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach people impacted by humanitarian crises caused by conflict. The Transition to Scale program aims to support people who have been affected by conflict, with a particular focus on the hardest to reach, including non-displaced people (i.e. people in conflict zones), internally displaced persons, and refugees. Funding and technical support are provided to innovators who have achieved proof of concept for projects in the following areas of focus: access to energy, health supplies and services, life-saving information, and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Support is provided for innovations suitable for both camp and non-camp settings as well as those that strengthen local institutions, civil society organizations, and service suppliers. There is no deadline; however, we encourage innovators to share their ideas as soon as they can as resources are finite.

Location:  Primarily conflict zones, including but not limited to, Central African Republic, Ethiopia (Tigray region), Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mozambique (Cabo Delgado and Nampula), Nigeria (northern regions), Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kivu region), and Yemen.

Eligibility: Registered nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and for-profit companies are eligible to apply.

Grant Size: $300,000 CAD to $1,500,000 CAD

Apply: Transition to Scale – Creating Hope in Conflict (humanitariangrandchallenge.org)