Open for Applications: The GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Program Innovation Fund
We will award GBP 3.3 million in grant funds to 15 – 17 organizations to trial or scale commercially sustainable mobile-enabled utility services. Grant sizes vary from GBP 150,000 to 300,000.
To date, we have awarded GBP 6 million to 34 organisations across four continents which have impacted nearly 2.3 million beneficiaries. Between 2013 and 2016, several of these grantees have leveraged their grants to raise over $174 million in investment in total.
The program is calling on the following types of organizations to submit their applications for innovative products or services that leverage mobile technology as a significant element of their utility delivery model for projects:
- Mobile operators
- Energy, water, or sanitation services providers, including
- Decentralised service providers
- Urban and peri-urban utilities and
- NGOs trialling business model approaches
- Technology solutions providers.
Applicants must be working in Sub-Saharan Africa or South and Southeast Asia.
Interested organizations should review the grant terms on the website and submit their concept notes by April 16th.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.