Opportunities and updates

Funding and competitions

‘Evidence for Innovation’ grants

Grants to research innovation and the impacts of eg. women-led enterprises or enterprises enabling access to products/services.

Location: Central, South and Far East Asia, North and South of Sahara

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: IDRC

Deadline: 28th July

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Sankalp Global Awards

Sankalp Forum are welcoming applications from promising LMDs working in agriculture, clean energy, and WASH for their 2021 Global Awards. Deadline: 8th August (Global)

Location: Global

Sector: Agriculture, energy access, health and WASH

Stakeholders: Sankalp Forum

Deadline: 8th August

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Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge

Funding competition for companies with innovative and promising off-grid cold chain solutions for smallholder farmers.

 

Location: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria and India

Sector: Energy access

Stakeholders: Efficiency For Access

Deadline: 29th August

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State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards

The P4G State-of-the-Art Partnership Awards are open for applications from multi-stakeholder partnerships working towards five key SDG areas.

 

Location: Global

Sector: Energy access, WASH

Stakeholders: P4G

Deadline: 31st August

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Innovation fund

Funding to develop an innovative approach to solve a challenge faced by people living on less than US$5 a day e.g. a new business model, technology, or new ways of delivering products.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Rolling

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Bridge loans for impact

Loans to help projects that have been hit by unexpected obstacles to keep on track with impact aims.

Location: Global

Sector: Not specified

Stakeholders: Open Road Alliance

Deadline: Rolling

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Learning opportunities

Updates from the wider LMD sector

Latest issue of CLUED-iN

Looking at women founders who are creating inclusive and innovative businesses, and considering the opportunities available to them and what’s needed to redress the gender finance gap.

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