The Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) has a Small Grant Facility to provide funding support to organizations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.
The Fund seeks to work towards: enabling and supporting humanitarian innovators to move creative ideas through the innovation process; supporting them in building new partnerships with key actors; enabling the lessons from grant funded projects and from analysis of innovation processes in humanitarian contexts to be disseminated more widely; and strengthening existing relationships between humanitarian agencies, academics and those in the private sector engaged in innovation processes.
The basic criteria of applying for the grants at HIF are that the project proposed has to be innovative and it has to be related to humanitarian aid.
HIF’s Small Grant Facility is open all year round and offers grants of up to £20,000 for the recognition, invention & diffusion of a humanitarian innovation.
There are five key stages in the innovation process and our small grants are awarded at three of those stages: Recognition, Diffusion and Invention.