GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action 2023 (up to £250,000 grant)

Deadline: January 19, 2023.

Deadline: January 19, 2023.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action 2023 is now accepting applications. Avoid missing out!

GSMA is an international organization that unifies the mobile ecosystem to find, create, and deliver innovation that is the cornerstone of healthy business environments and societal transformation.

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action, introduced on November 24th, 2022, supports solutions that make use of mobile digital technologies to help predict potential humanitarian repercussions and enable effective early reaction.

The Innovation Fund for Anticipatory Humanitarian Action 2023 will help reduce the negative humanitarian effects of sudden-onset crises and improve preparedness by focusing on the crucial issue of anticipatory action. The GSMA accepts submissions from both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including NGOs, INGOs, humanitarian organizations, and social entrepreneurs (limited to commercially viable start-ups, SMEs and social enterprises with up to 250 employees).


  • A grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 given to successful projects to scale their innovation over a 15- to 18-month period.

To be eligible to apply, applicants to the Fund must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be:
  • Either a non-profit organisation: this includes non-governmental organisations (NGO, either international or local); humanitarian agencies and social enterprises.
  • Or a for-profit organisation limited to commercially viable start-ups, small to medium enterprises and social enterprises with up to 250 employees. Having significant potential, and ambition for growth. These organisations must have active users and commercial revenue (users and revenue from any products or services offered by the organisation) in at least one eligible country
  • Leverage digital technology, especially mobile, to deliver solutions described.
  • Be an entity registered and operating in the country of project implementation (whether domestic or foreign-owned, or a joint venture). In cases where responsibility for service delivery lies with a downstream partner , rather than the applicant, for example service delivery by a local organisation, it may be acceptable for the applicant to be registered in a country other than that of project implementation.
  • Be fully compliant with relevant business licensing, taxation, employee, and other regulations in all applicable countries of grant project operation. 
  • Registered and have a bank account in the country where they will receive the grant money (if not the same as the project implementation country). This account must be capable of receiving GBP payments as all disbursements will be in GBP.
  • Commit to providing 25% to 50% matching funding depending on the total grant amount requested.
  • Only one organisation can apply for funding and become a grantee.

For further information, visit GSMA

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