Grand Challenges Canada – Transition to Scale Bold Ideas with Big Impact® in Global Health 

Type of project:  The main purpose of our Global Health Innovation funding program is to support bold approaches that challenge existing practices and have the potential to generate substantially greater lives saved or improved, in order to best achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Due to the gender-associated barriers combined with poverty and global health challenges, we support health innovations that are designed to promote gender equality. We fund innovations that meet critical challenges in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on solutions that save and improve the lives of people who are currently unserved and underserved. At Transition to Scale, Grand Challenges Canada supports innovations that have achieved proof-of-concept or demonstrated initial positive results of the innovation and have significant potential to achieve lasting and sustainable impact at scale or as it reaches more people.

Location: Low-and-middle-income countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with special interest in Francophone countries in Western and Central Africa.

Eligibility: We fund institutions incorporated in Canada or low-and-middle-income countries with priority placed in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants must be either a non-profit organization, for-profit company, research/academic institution, or another recognized institution that is incorporated in a low- or middle- income country, with a current priority in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is capable of receiving and managing funding.

Grant size:   $150,000 to $3M CAD