Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Humanitarian Innovation Fund

Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. The HIF is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 

At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Financial Institution

Contact

C/O Save the Children UK, 1 St John's Lane, London EC1M, United Kingdom

E : i.mcclelland@elrha.org

Organization Mission

Our vision is a humanitarian system that is capable of innovating and adapting to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. We seek to stimulate humanitarian innovation practice in three main ways:

  • Providing funding for innovations at different stages of their evolution and developing specific challenge prizes in strategic areas of concern.
  • Capturing and sharing lessons learned in order to improve the research and evidence base for innovation and influence the wider humanitarian system.
  • Building and supporting partnerships between humanitarian agencies, universities, governments and the private sector.

Area of Focus

The HIF supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance. We oversee four funding initiatives:

  • Core Grants - our core grants are open to all areas of work across the humanitarian sector, with funding calls for early-stage innovations, and development and implementation.
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) - this initiative aims to combine creative problem-solving with rigorous testing and evidence-building to improve WASH interventions.
  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) - this initiative aims to create and stimulate innovation approaches to tackling GBV, using targeted resources and partnership brokering.
  • Accelerating the Journey to Scale - this new initiative aims to better understand and support the process of scaling innovations which have the potential to bring about transformational change in the humanitarian system.

Areas of Expertise

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Innovations

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