HIF Development Grants: Turning Ideas into Action

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund provides Development Grants for the implementation of an innovation to produce tangible real examples of changed practice, testing the innovation to see how it compares to existing solutions

The fund sees development as a preliminary stage involving initial testing in the field as opposed to implementation which is a more mature phase involving refinements for wider testing and scale readiness.

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Focus Projects

  • Testing ideas that have demonstrated success at a small scale
  • Testing methods and business models
  • Testing social impact and cost-effectiveness
  • Making operational refinements
  • Examples of Development projects
  • RAM-OP is a project by Help Age International.
  • Innovating Disaster Micro-insurance for local Market Recovery by the All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI)

How to Apply

The application procedure for development grant is a two-stage process:

  • Phase1: Expressions of Interest (EoI) must be submitted via HIF’s online grant management system.
  • Phase2: Successful applications at this phase will then be invited to submit a full proposal.


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