The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives and opportunities of millions of people in the developing world. Through our grants and risk capital, we support breakthrough solutions to global development challenges from social enterprises, for-profit firms, non-profit organisations, researchers, and government agencies. GIF is supported by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom, the United States Agency for International Development, the Omidyar Network, the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. To date, these partners have pledged to invest £ 125 million over the next five years.
GIF can support a wide range of organizations and innovative projects in various stages of development, ranging from the early stages of start-up for implementation at a larger scale. GIF uses a funding model on several levels and offers three stages of financing. Applicants may apply for any stage depending on their level of development. Read more ›