Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) is a unique grant opportunity for organizations engaged in providing humanitarian assistance through the use of new technologies, products and processes.

The fund was set up as a partnership between ELRHA (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance) and ALNAP (The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action); and is hosted by Save the Children UK.

It has received contributions from the UK Department of International Development (DFID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a total amount of over £1.8 Million.

There are two types of grants offered by HIF:

  • Large Grant
  • Small Grant

The large grant is a limited opportunity where proposals are invited only during certain time of the year. The small grant facility is permanently open for proposals and organizations can request up to £20,000 of funding support. These grants are available for a period of 6 months.

HIF strongly encourages consortia applications that bring together a range of actors and draw on a relevant diversity of knowledge, experience and expertise.

The purpose of the fund is to support organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.

We have done some quick research on how organizations can apply and benefit from this fund. Click on the links below to know more: Link

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