GCE-India 4th Call for Proposals: Addressing Global Health Challenges

Deadline: 31 March 2018 Proposals are now open for “Grand Challenges Explorations India (GCE-India)” to identify, nurture and empower revolutionary ideas that address global health challenges. GCE-India is an initiative to encourage and nurture innovation in areas that impact global health. This is the fourth call for proposals with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as funding partners, IKP Knowledge Park, as an implementation … [Read more...]

Social Innovation Fund: Seeking Applications for Youth Education Fund

Deadline: 18 May 2018 Social Innovation Fund is seeking applications for its Youth Education Fund to improve access to higher and further education for students (up to age 25) affected by disability or disadvantage. The Youth Education Fund aims to have wider impact and will contribute to Ireland’s achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Youth Education Fund has been created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community … [Read more...]

Youth Mental Health Fund: Providing Meaningful, Lasting Support to Innovative Mental Health Programmes

Deadline: 18 May 2018 Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with the Department of Rural and Community Development is currently seeking applications for its Youth Mental Health Fund to provide meaningful, lasting support to innovative mental health programmes and initiatives that reach out to young people before and during the societal, academic, physical, and emotional pressures of early adolescence, adolescence and early adulthood. The fund is open to all innovative projects … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Social Innovation Tournament Program!

Deadline: 6 March 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2018 Social Innovation Tournament program to recognize and support the best European social entrepreneurs. It is organized every year in a different country to reward and sponsor European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact. Projects are typically related to combating unemployment, marginalization of disadvantaged communities and promoting access to education in a wide range … [Read more...]

Engage & Educate Fund: Empowering People through Education in Ireland

Deadline: 16 March 2018 Social Innovation Fund Ireland in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran and the Department of Rural and Community Development is currently seeking applications for its Engage and Educate Fund to empower people through education to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their community. The objective of the fund is to find and back innovative projects that empower people through education with a focus on tackling the disabling effects on human potential of … [Read more...]

European Union: Seeking Proposals for Employment and Social Innovation Program

Deadline: 18 April 2018 European Union is seeking proposals from eligible entities for a program entitled “Employment and Social Innovation (“EaSI”)”. The European Programme for Employment and Social Innovation "EaSI" 2014-2020 is a European-level financing instrument managed directly by the European Commission to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, by providing financial support for the Union's objectives in terms of promoting a high level of quality and sustainable … [Read more...]

Social Enterprise Development Fund: Supporting Innovative Social Enterprises across Ireland

Deadline: 28 March 2018 Social Innovation Fund is seeking applications for its Social Enterprise Development Fund with an aim to find and back social enterprises that add to the social and economic fabric of their community by way of social impact. The Social Enterprise Development Fund is a €1.6 million fund which will be delivered over two years, 2018 – 2020. The fund was created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland (SIFI) in partnership with Local Authorities Ireland and funded by IPB … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) for Citizens of Nigeria!

Deadline: 31 December 2017 Applications are open for 2018 Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) for all citizens and permanent residents of Nigeria currently residing in Lagos. The Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) seeks to develop a select group of young Nigerians into ethical and impactful leaders by connecting them with mentorship, networking, training and funding opportunities over the course of an intensive fellowship year. The CYFI fellowship is built around … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Horizon Prize for Social Innovation!

Deadline: 31 July 2018 The European Commission is seeking nominations for "Horizon Prize for Social Innovation" to improve the mobility of older people by providing innovative mobility solutions allowing them to maintain independence and actively participate in social life. With the prize on Aging Population, the European Union would like to bring about novel ways to respond to issues and opportunities of aging, and ensure a good quality of life and well-being of the elderly, and make active … [Read more...]

Apply for Millennium Alliance (MA) Program: Providing a Platform to Address Development Challenges in India

Deadline: 31 December 2017 The Millennium Alliance (MA) is seeking applications for its grant program, an inclusive platform to leverage Indian creativity, expertise, and resources to identify and scale innovative solutions being developed and tested in India to address development challenges that will benefit base of the pyramid populations across India and the world. The MA is a network to bring together various actors within India’s social innovation ecosystem including, but not limited to, … [Read more...]

Resilient Communities Fund: Providing Support to Communities in Ireland

Deadline: 31 January 2018 The Resilient Communities Fund has partnered with Social Innovation Fund Ireland and Tomar Trust to find and back innovative projects that strengthen community resilience and have an economic, social and environmental impact. The Fund will provide critical support to projects focused on making communities across Ireland safer, healthier, and more vibrant places to live. Priority Areas Economy – providing greater self-sufficiency, sustainability, and stability, … [Read more...]

Yenching Social Innovation Forum for Talented Young Innovators around the World!

Deadline: 20 October 2017 The Yenching Academy of Peking University is inviting talented young innovators from around the world for its Yenching Social Innovation Forum. The forum provides a platform to these young innovators to develop and share solutions to some of the most pressing social problems facing China and the world. The Yenching Social Innovation Forum will take place from December 8-11, 2017. Participants will arrive by the evening of December 8 for the opening activities and … [Read more...]

WHO/TDR Call for Entries: Challenge Contests for Health

Deadline: 10 November 2017 Applications are open for Challenge Contests for Health with an aim to gather information related to health challenge contests – defined as open calls to solicit community input in order to improve public health. Descriptions of case studies, experiences organizing contests, and evaluation examples are being solicited. These cases will be reviewed by a panel based on clarity of model, effectiveness, promotion of equity, and potential for learning. Exceptional cases … [Read more...]

Applications Open for SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Program 2018!

Deadline: 10 December 2017 Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is seeking applications for its Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) Program 2018 to inspire, equip and enable the youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. Through the YSE programme, participants will learn from and interact with leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who are keen on social innovation, while expanding their networks for potential … [Read more...]

Apply for NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum 2018! Supporting Social Innovations across India

Deadline: 31 October 2017 The NASSCOM Foundation is seeking applications for its Social Innovation Forum 2018 to recognize and support Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) led innovations that have met a social development need or helped organizations achieve their social development objectives. The NASSCOM Social Innovation Forum is a ‘Tech 4 Good’ platform that aims to address critical gaps in development, through technology-led social innovations and solutions that can lead to … [Read more...]

EU-EaSI Call for Proposals: Transaction Cost Support for Social Enterprise Finance

Deadline: 1 December 2017 The European Union is currently seeking proposals under its Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme for Transaction cost support for social enterprise finance with an objective to promote employment and social inclusion by increasing access to finance for social enterprises and to develop the social enterprise finance market. The objective of the call is to test a transaction cost support scheme in the form of a grant to be combined with financial … [Read more...]

Apply for BIRAC 6th Call for Proposals under SPARSH on Waste to Value!

Deadline: 30 September 2017 The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) has announced its 6th Call for Proposals under Social Innovation Programme for Products: Affordable and Relevant to Societal Health (SPARSH) on "Waste to Value". SPARSH aims at promoting development of innovative solutions to address society’s most pressing social problems through biotechnological approaches. The Scheme has two components: Product Development Social Innovation Immersion … [Read more...]

Call for Applications for “UNDP Youth Leadership Program III: Accelerating Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development”

Deadline: 10 August 2017 Do you have an innovative solution to address a social challenge in your community? Do you want to learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to meet other young leaders from around the country? Do you want to become an agent of change? Do you want to learn how to improve the design of your solution and implement projects that will help your communities? If yes, then apply for UNDP Youth Leadership Program III. UNDP has launched the Third … [Read more...]

Submit EOIs for the Life Chances Fund! Supporting Locally Developed Projects in UK

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. Objectives Increasing the number and scale of SIBs in England Making it easier and quicker to set up a SIB Generating public sector efficiencies by delivering better outcomes and using this to understand how cashable savings are increasing social innovation and … [Read more...]

GCE-India 3rd Call for Proposals: Addressing Global Health Challenges

Deadline: 31 August 2017 Proposals are open for "Grand Challenges Explorations India (GCE-India)" to encourage and nurture innovation in areas that impact global health. This is the third call for proposals with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (DBT), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as funding partners, IKP Knowledge Park (IKP), as an implementation partner, and the Program Management Unit at BIRAC (PMU-BIRAC) as the management partner. Funding … [Read more...]