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Weekly funding opportunities

Dear fellow MindSeters,

We are pleased to share with you this new web page featuring external funding opportunities for NGOs and start-ups in the humanitarian and international development sectors. We will add and update opportunities three times a week!

The opportunities are filtered according to sectors, funding amounts, targeted applicants, and locations, and reflect the specific needs and work of our partners.

If you are an applicant, do not hesitate to contact us should you need any support drafting successful proposals and building bold and creative consortium and other partnerships!

If you are a donor/investor and would like your opportunity to be published here, contact us!

Good luck!

SEEDS India | Funding for innovation for Heat Waves and Cold Waves challenges in India

| Sectors: Climate change, localization of innovation | Granting entity: SEEDS India | Deadline: 31 January | Type of support: Grant| Funding/benefits: 20,000 GBP | Applicants: A legally registered national NGO or social enterprise based in India ...
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USAID | Funding for WASH technology in Rwanda

| Sectors: WASH, innovation | Granting entity: USAID Rwanda | Deadline: 16 February | Type of support: Grants through cooperative agreement | Funding/benefits: $21,000,000 | Applicants: Unrestricted | Locations: Rwanda Synopsis: The United States Agency for International ...
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ELRHA | Inclusion of people with disabilities and older people in humanitarian action – 2 funding opportunities

| Sectors: Inclusion, humanitarian innovation | Granting entity: ELRHA | Deadline: Webinar on January 28 for upcoming deadlines | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits: Several| Applicants: Non-profits and for-profits | Locations: Global Synopsis: Are you interested ...
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Adaptation Fund | Funding for climate mitigation & resilience projects

| Sectors: Climate action, climate mitigation & resilience | Granting entity: Adaptation Fund | Deadline: 18 January | Type of support: Grants + technical support| Funding/benefits: | Applicants: Non-profits and for-profits (through Designated Authorities of the country in which ...
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UNHCR | Humanitarian Education Accelerator

| Sectors: Education, edtech | Granting entity: UNHCR| Deadline: 15 January | Type of support: Grants + technical support | Funding/benefits: Up to 200,000 USD in co-funding | Applicants: Non-profits and for-profits | Locations: Chad, Ethiopia, Jordan, ...
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UNCDF | Women Enterprise Recovery Fund

| Sectors: Women resilience | Granting entity: UNCDF | Deadline: 15 February | Type of support: Grants + technical support + access to investment | Funding/benefits: Up to 50,000 USD in co-funding | Applicants: Mobile financial service ...
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GCC | Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

| Sectors: Food security, sustainable livelihoods, women empowerment | Granting entity: Grand Challenge, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Deadline: February 25 | Type of support: Early stage grant + Scale-up grant | Funding/benefits:  Seed Grants – ...
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CISCO Foundation | Global Impact Cash Grants

| Sectors: Education, economic empowerment, livelihoods | Granting entity: CISCO Foundation | Deadline: Ongoing | Type of support: Cash grants | Funding/benefits: up to 75,000 USD | Applicants: Non profits | Locations: Global Synopsis: CISCO can provide ...
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UNCDF | Investment projects focused on agro-processing in Northern Uganda

| Sectors: Food security, agritech | Granting entity: UNCDF | Deadline: 15 march 2021 | Type of support: Investment and technical development grants | Applicants: SMEs | Locations: Uganda Synopsis: UNCDF in partnership with ...
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VCB-N | ASIA AGRI-TECH CHALLENGE 2020

| Sectors: Food security, agritech | Granting entity: Value Chain Capacity Building Network | Deadline: 15 January | Type of support: Challenge | Funding/benefits: 3 Grand Champions of 7,000 USD each; 3 Champions of 2,000 USD ...
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Abilis Foundation | Ongoing grants available for organizations of people with disabilities in Global South

| Sectors: Inclusion, People with disabilities | Granting entity: Abilis Foundation | Deadline: Ongoing | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits: | Applicants: Organizations of people with disabilities (At least 51 % of the board members ...
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The Rafto Prize | ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

| Sectors: Human rights | Granting entity: The Rafto Foundation for Human rights | Deadline: 1 February | Type of support: Prize | Funding/benefits: 20,000 USD | Applicants: Organizations or individuals | Locations: Global Synopsis: The ...
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The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) | Call for climate action projects in Europe

| Sectors: Climate action, environment, sustainable cities, energy | Granting entity: The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) and GIZ | Deadline: 19 January | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: €50 thousand and €1 million for each ...
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ELRHA | ADOPTION CHALLENGE – FACILITATING THE ADOPTION OF HUMANITARIAN WASH INNOVATIONS

| Sectors: WASH, Humanitarian aid, innovation, NGOs | Granting entity: ELRHA | Deadline: 25 January| Type of support: Adoption grant | Funding/benefits: 650,000 GBP (50,000 to 150,000 GBP per project) | Applicants: humanitarian organizations | Locations: ...
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NED | Annual Grants for Democracy

| Sectors: Human rights, democracy | Granting entity: National Endowment for Democracy | Deadline: January 11, 2021 (email), January 29, 2021 (portal) | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: 50,000 USD | Applicants: NGOs | Locations: ...
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Japan Water Forum | Kyoto World Water Grand Prize 2022

| Sectors: Water, Innovation| Granting entity: Japan Water Forum | Deadline: 30 April | Type of support: Prize| Funding/benefits: 2,000,000 JPY (Approximately 18,000 USD) | Applicants: grassroots non-profits | Locations: Global Synopsis: The Japan Water Fund and ...
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MIT | Water Innovation Prize

| Sectors: Water, Innovation | Granting entity: MIT | Deadline: 11 January | Type of support: Prize| Funding/benefits: 35,000 USD | Applicants: Individuals, teams, early stage start-ups (including at least one student) | Locations: Global Synopsis: ...
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Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2021

| Sectors: Food security, nutrition, research and innovation | Granting entity: Arrell Food Institute at the University of Guelph | Deadline: 28 February (for nominations) | Type of support: Prize | Funding/benefits: 125,000 CAD | Applicants: ...
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ADB | Re-establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions

| Sectors: Sustainable tourism, innovation | Granting entity: Asian Development Bank | Deadline: 17 January 2021 | Type of support: Challenge | Funding/benefits:  10,000 USD + pilots in member countries | Applicants: Team 1-5 people ...
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Global Grand Challenge | Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

| Sectors: Food security, sustainable livelihoods, agritech | Granting entity: Global Grand Challenges |Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Deadline: 25 February 2021 | Type of support: Seed Grants and Scale-Up Grants | Funding/benefits: Up to USD ...
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UN Habitat | Open call for partnership with cities on innovation and resilient cities

| Sectors: Resilient cities, climate action, environment | Granting entity: UN Habitat | Deadline: 21 January 2021 | Type of support: Challenge | Funding/benefits: Partnership between cities and UN Habitat | Applicants: Cities | Location: Global UN ...
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Global Giving Accelerator 2021

| Sectors: Non profit, international development, humanitarian action | Granting entity: Global Giving | Deadline: 5 February 2021 | Type of support: Matching funding, partnerships platform, fundraising tools | Funding/benefits: 30,000 US$ in matching funding | Applicants: ...
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CISCO | Global Problem Solver Challenge 2021

| Sectors: Social impact, innovation | Granting entity: Cisco | Deadline: 29 January | Type of support: Award| Funding/benefits: 1 million USD in prizes (250K for first prize, 75k for first runner up, and 50k for second ...
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European Commission | AMIF Funding Call 2020: Complementary pathways for protection and integration

| Sectors: Protection, migration | Granting entity: The European Commission | Deadline: 16 February 2021 | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: EUR 32 700 000 (total budget available) | ...
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Rapid Response Facility| Emergency Funding for Nature in Times of Crisis

| Sectors: Conservancy, Environment, Climate action | Granting entity: Rapid Response Facility (RRF) | Deadline: All year long | Type of support: Grants| Funding/benefits: Up to $40,000 | Applicants: NGOs, ...
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UNCDF | Calls for Proposals

| Sectors: Economic Development, Innovation, Local Development Finance | Granting entity: UNCDF| Deadline: Several | Type of support: Grants / investment | Funding/benefits: Several (Large projects) | Applicants: NGOs & ...
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Horizon 2020 | European Green Deal Call for Proposals

| Sectors: Climate action, energy, environment and biodiversity, innovation, SDGs| Granting entity: European Commission, Horizon 2020, Green Deal| Deadline: January 2021| Type of support: Grants / investment | Funding/benefits: €1 ...
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Global Innovation Fund

| Sector: Social impact | Granting entity: Global Innovation Fund | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Grants, loans and equity investments | Funding/benefits: Varies (staged funding approach) | Applicants: ...
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IUCN | Save our Species Grants

| Sector: Biodiversity, Conservancy, Environment, COVID-19 | Granting entity: IUCN / EU | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: 100,000 Euros | Applicants: NGOs and public entities ...
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DRK | Social Entrepreneurship Grants

| Sector: Social entrepreneurship | Granting entity: Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Grants | Funding/benefits: 300,000 USD (DRK investments are distributed twice a year over a ...
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Coca-Cola Foundation | Community Support

| Sectors: Cross-cutting | Granting entity: Coca-Cola Foundation | Deadline: Anytime | Type of support: Community support grants| Funding/benefits: grants, sponsorships, or beverage product | Applicants: NGOs| Locations: Global Synopsis: ...
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Biopama | COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants related to Biodiversity

| Sectors: Environment (biodiversity, livelihoods, DRR) | Granting entity: Biopama | Deadline: December 31 | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: 50,000 Euros | Applicants: Public or private legal entities ...
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UNESCO | Call for proposals for Men&Boys4GenderEquality Initiative

| Sector: Gender equality | Granting entity: UNESCO | Deadline: 15 December | Type of support: Grant | Funding/benefits: from a minimum of USD 100,000 for direct interventions in a ...
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Wellcome | Innovator Award

| Sector: Health innovation | Granting entity: Wellcome | Type of support: Award | Funding/benefits: Up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations | Deadline: Anytime | Applicants: Non-for-profit ...
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