UNHCR Refugee Innovation Fund

Type of project: The Fund aims to support forcibly displaced people to identify challenges and opportunities and develop solutions that can have lasting impact within their communities. Funding is available to test and implement ideas with strong community-approaches that generate value for community members, not specifically linked to any thematic area or technology. The Fund stresses the importance of ensuring people who have experienced forced displacement are able to frame the challenge themselves and lead the design of solutions. Grantees will receive assistance to help build their capacity to design and implement programmes effectively. Needs-based specialist advice will be offered, on topics ranging from technology to legal support and innovation methodologies.

Eligibility: All organizations led by people with lived experience of forced displacement, including refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, returnees, and stateless people may apply.  Applicants are asked to apply as a team, usually as part of an existing organization. The Fund accepts applications from both registered and unregistered organizations. Additional attention will be given to ensuring organizations led by LGBTIQ+ persons, women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups receive support and encouragement to apply to the Fund.

Grant size: $45,000

Closing date:  30 June

Apply: https://www.unhcr.org/innovation/refugee-led-innovation-fund/