Does your impact enterprise provide water, sanitation and hygiene solutions? It might be eligible for receiving Social Impact Incentives (SIINC). SIINC are temporary outcomes-linked payments that your enterprise can receive based on the social impact generated by its operations. This additional, temporary revenue stream can help your enterprise scale, increase its impact and attract private capital. SIINC for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene is an innovative financial model implemented by Aqua...READ MORE
Vineet Rai , Chairman, Aavishkaar Group announced today The Aavishkaar Group Facility for Humane Actions – in response to Covid19 challenge with an INR 2 crore grant, established as part of the Aavishkaar Foundation. The grant facility would work under the direct guidance of a Facility Task Force (FTF), chaired by Mr U. K Sinha, (Independent Director, Aavishkaar Group Holdco). The grant facility would direct money toward five key areas:...READ MORE
The Efficiency for Access Coalition is pleased to announce the third round of the Efficiency for Access Research and Development (R&D) Fund, with up to £2 million in funding made available. This funding is supported by a range of donors, including UK aid and the IKEA Foundation. Up to £300,000 is available for each R&D project. The focus is on projects developing enabling technologies or products with a particular focus...READ MORE
The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) has launched its new Cooking Industry Catalyst (CIC), a global industry development program aimed at demonstrating that financial returns and impact can be achieved through technological and business model innovation. Over the next several years, the CIC will deliver a range of company-, consumer-, and ecosystem-level interventions to catalyze investment into scalable businesses through three components: CIC-Venture: Venture-level engagements to support companies to increase their...READ MORE
Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to be one of the fastest areas for waste growth in the world over the next 40 years, due to rapid urbanisation and population growth. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for reducing waste, reusing products, and recycling resources to catalyse a more circular and healthy world. BESTSELLER FOUNDATION is launching a Waste to Value Accelerator in collaboration with Intellecap. The accelerator aims...READ MORE
The Efficiency for Access Coalition’s (EforA) Research and Development Fund second call for applications opened on 19 June. This call is focused on funding innovative R&D into technology or products used for cooling in weak- and off-grid settings, including fans, refrigeration and cold chain. At least £1m is available in this call, with grants available between £50,000 and £200,000. Please refer to the EforA Funding page to learn more about...READ MORE
Call for grant application: Apply now! Deadline May 31st 2019 To assist the development of projects for collecting water from fog, the WaterFoundation and the Munich Re Foundation are awarding one or more grants for the provision of new or the enhancement of existing fog collection projects. Both organizations are the founders of a FogNet Alliance (www.fognetalliance.org), in order to improve fog net technology in general, provide knowledge and serve...READ MORE
About the challenge Design a simple and innovative product or service to preserve water, make it cleaner and accessible to everyone, all over the world. Eligibility Academic: Students, Researchers and Professors. Businesses: Small and Medium sized companies, start-ups, Nonprofits: NGOs, charities. Grant amount € 2,000,000 prize (2,285,354.77 USD approx.) Timeline November 2018: Challenge Launched February 15, 2019: Challenge closes May 2019: Challenge awards in Paris How to apply Please visit...READ MORE
The Transforming Lives Awards supports nonprofits and social entrepreneurs focused on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 8: improving livelihoods, productive employment and decent work for all. Each winner will receive up to $100,000 in funding to transform lives and drive sustainable impact. A total of $600,000 is available. The registration is open through October 31, 2018. Up to 9 organizations will be recognized across Africa, Asia & Latin America. Find details...READ MORE
The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School is now accepting applications for the Tamer Fund for Social Ventures. This fund provides seed grants of up to $25,000 to nonprofit, for-profit, and hybrid early-stage social and environmental ventures. Ventures must be led by Columbia University students, alumni, faculty or researchers, or be advised and have significant involvement by Columbia University faculty or researchers. Tamer Fund seed grants will...READ MORE
Applications are open for the The Toilet Board Coalition which brings together experts from business, investment, and the global sanitation community through a platform to cross-fertilise experiences, innovate at all levels, and catalyse the growth of profitable sanitation businesses that deliver sanitation to all. The Toilet Accelerator is a corporate accelerator programme dedicated to facilitating private sector engagement and mentorship to Sanitation Economy businesses and entrepreneurs serving low-income markets. The Toilet...READ MORE
The Digital Gender Divide Technology is revolutionizing the world by providing tools for entrepreneurship, access to critical health and education, and life-enhancing information. Today, 1.7 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones, and the gap between the number of men and women using the internet has grown steadily over the past three years, resulting in a digital gender divide. This digital gender divide is...READ MORE
The REACH programme is launching a Call for Applications for Studies Exploring Inequalities in Bangladesh (Dhaka), Ethiopia (Wukro) and Kenya (Kitui). A total of £150,000 of funding (£50,000 for each study site) will be available until April 2019 to co-build knowledge on how water (in)security produces or reflects socio-economic inequalities and marginalisation, particularly of gender and disabled people. The call is open for local researchers or research teams, including civil...READ MORE
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