The innocent foundation’s Grant Program to help the Poorest Families feed Themselves

Deadline: 22 February 2019

The innocent foundation is looking for visionary people and organisations who are tackling hunger in simple, smart and sometimes radical ways, and in return, It will give them the funding they need to succeed.

Since the foundation started in 2004, they’ve been working towards a world of #ZeroHunger. They want to help the poorest families to feed themselves and adapt to a changing climate, building resilience for now and for the future.

Goals

They make grants all over the world to achieve two goals:

  • Goal 1: stop children dying from hunger
  • Goal 2: help the poorest families feed themselves

Funding Information

  • The Foundation normally fund between £30,000 – £50,000 per year for up to three years. In truly exceptional circumstances this could be as high as £150,000.
  • Their support is designed to take a risk on backing a proof of concept (where applicants have limited evidence), test and transition (where they expect applicants to focus on evidence-gathering) or scale up (where there’s rigorous evidence and still serious room to grow).
  • They’re happy to fund up to 100% of costs, but equally happy to co-fund.

Eligibility Criteria

  • An idea which addresses the root causes of hunger, helping the hungriest families in countries rated alarming or serious on the Global Hunger Index who are affected by climate change.
  • An innovative idea or better way of delivering a proven idea to tackle hunger and strengthen resilience to climate change. Innovation with the potential to disrupt the status quo.
  • An idea that has the potential to spread, from a small field pilot to a whole new country, region and beyond.
  • A team of changemakers, gamechangers, visionaries, go-getters and innovators, underpinned by a sound organisational vision and strategy.
  • Legally incorporated not-for-profits – applicants could be a charity, a community-based organisation, a social enterprise, or a university.

The foundation is unlikely to fund, but may consider if applicants have a good reason why:

  • Overhead costs that are over 10% – because the their experience tells them this is the standard benchmark.
  • Work set in conflict zones or fragile states – because project delivery is likely to be impacted by security concerns, and they will find it difficult to visit the project.

The foundation won’t fund (so don’t ask):

  • Core costs alone, but are happy to include these as overheads pro-rata to the project.
  • The promotion of religious or political causes, general appeals or circulars, individual sponsorship, events or conferences.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.innocentfoundation.org/what-we-fund/goal-2-apply-here

  • Jesse says:

    Hey, I am from northern Ugandan I would like to apply? Thank.

  • Jesse says:

    From northern Ugandan how can I apply?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Jesse,

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Atupakisye Mtafya says:

    Thank you for a very.useful info as a young Organisation i have a lot to learn.

  • eme gad prosper says:

    I wanted to initiate a project under my New organization _voice of battle evangelism team international called FETLAP_ feed the lambs project and want to plant for food to feed the hungry ,poor,and the needy. we are planing to start this year how can we get funding .I’m from Ghana

    • Reena says:

      Hi,

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      You can explore great opportunities in your areas of interest by visiting: https://www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/ghana/

      Thank you!

  • Achizuo Chigoziri says:

    I want to engage in this. What are the requirements? Thanks.

  • Achizuo Chigoziri says:

    I want to engage in this. What are the requirements?

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Achizuo Chigoziri,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • TROZAB UGANDA LIMITED says:

    I am interesting in applying what are the criteria.

    • Komal says:

      Hi TROZAB UGANDA LIMITED,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • organization of rural assocition for progres(orap) says:

    I want to apply for ours people

  • Sister Priscilla Dlamini says:

    We are a hospice but we look after more than 3000 children orphaned and vulnerable, sick and dying as well as the poorest families in deep rural areas. We are feeding the few we are able to feed and reach. Can we apply for this funding. The project is in South Africa.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Sister Priscilla Dlamini,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Boaz Oduol says:

    Thanks am Boaz working with Franciscan missionary sisters for African in South Sudan Diocese of Wau.I would like to apply

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Boaz Oduol,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • PATRICK ONWANG says:

    am from northern Uganda (West Nile region ) how can l apply since we have true poor people we are hosting like the refugees from southern Sudan. hope to hear from you.

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi PATRICK ONWANG,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Zebron Kashiba says:

    We would like to apply for funding as we are engaged in poverty and hunger alleviation in rural areas of communities in Zambia

    • Reena says:

      Hi Zebron Kashiba,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Zebron Kashiba says:

    Participatory RUral Development center would like to apply

    • Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Zebron Kashiba,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Gopal Chandra Bairagi says:

    I am from Bangladesh. Can I submit a proposal?

    • Komal says:

      Hi Gopal Chandra Bairagi,

      Yes, Bangladesh is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Gopal Chandra Bairagi says:

    I’m from Bangladesh, Can I apply for the grant?

    • Komal says:

      Hi Gopal Chandra Bairagi,

      Yes, Bangladesh is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

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