Do you have a solution that creates a positive social, economic, and environmental impact in your country? Apply for funding from the Global Innovation Fund.

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF), an initiative aiming to support and scale innovative solutions to global development challenges, invites applicants for the 2023 edition. Launched in 2014, GIF provides funding, expertise, and networks to help innovators turn their ideas into impactful solutions. The primary aim of the Global Innovation Fund is to identify and support innovative ideas that have the potential to create positive social, economic, and environmental impact in developing countries.

The GIF program is designed to benefit individuals and organizations, including entrepreneurs, researchers, social enterprises, non-profit organizations, and government entities. The program mainly focuses on supporting innovations that address the needs of vulnerable populations, such as women, children, refugees, and those living in poverty.

Successful applicants to the program will receive the following:

  • Funding at various stages of innovation, including seed, scale-up, and performance-based funding
  • Access to a network of experts, mentors, and advisors who guide and support innovators. This includes technical expertise, business development support, and connections to potential partners and investors
  • Learning and knowledge sharing among innovators through workshops, webinars, and peer-to-peer exchanges

Interested applicants must fulfil the following to be eligible for the GIF program:

  • Be innovative, offering a new approach or significantly improving upon existing solutions
  • Demonstrate the potential to create positive social, economic, or environmental impact, particularly in developing countries
  • Have the potential to scale up and reach a large number of beneficiaries
  • Have a clear plan for the financial sustainability of their innovation beyond the GIF funding
  • Have a solution aligned with at least one of GIF’s focus areas: agriculture, energy, health, education, and governance

To apply for the GIF program, visit Applications.