$100,000 Grant for New NGO Startups for providing Solutions to disrupt hunger worldwide (Cohort II)
Deadline (Cohort II): 13 March 2020
The World Food Programme is seeking applications for its Innovation Accelerator Programme.
The WFP Innovation Accelerator sources, supports and scales high-potential solutions to hunger worldwide. They provide WFP staff, entrepreneurs, start-ups, companies and non-governmental organizations with access to funding, mentorship, hands-on support and WFP operations.
The Accelerator believes the way forward in the fight against hunger is not necessarily in building grand plans, but identifying and testing solutions in an agile way. The Innovation Accelerator is a space where the world can find out what works and what doesn’t in addressing hunger—a place where we can be bold, and fail as well as succeed.
15 Extraordinary Opportunities are open for New NGOs
Applicants will receive up to $100,000 in equity-free funding, with further funding dependent upon progress and measurable achievement of key targets.
(Ad) Are you still finding it difficult to search for donors online? Join Premium and use our powerful Donor Search mechanism to find relevant donors based on your country and location or keyword. Our specially developed algorithm will search across the internet for the most relevant and useful donors of your interest willing to fund your work. Learn more.
Successful teams will work with WFP units on the ground to further develop and refine their solutions.
You’ll have the chance to work with technical and industry mentors who will provide guidance and accelerate your progress.
Teams will be able to tap into and leverage strong network of public, private, and government partners to accelerate implementation.
If you are a start-up…
(Ad) Not able to keep track of so may different grant opportunities and their deadlines? No problem! fundsforNGOs Premium has a handy tool called « Deadline Calendar. » This tool will help you keep track of all upcoming grant opportunities and their deadlines and view them in a beautiful calendar format. Learn more.
Your start-up must be incorporated at the time of application. It can be for profit or not-for-profit.
Your innovation must at least be at the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) stage. Proof-of-concept and initial traction is preferred.
Your solution should be financially viable.
Your proposal must show how working with WFP will serve your long-term strategy.
If you are a WFP employee…
Your team must have evidence of Country Office support and management buy-in.
You are encouraged to apply, regardless of your contract type or function.
WFP accepts project applications from WFP employees who are collaborating with NGOs, government or private sectors.
(Ad) Are you looking for readymade proposals? fundsforNGOs Premium has a vast collection of Sample Proposals from successful grantees around the world. These proposals are available for viewing so that you can quickly get new ideas, best practices, lessons learned and develop your proposal in the perfect manner. Learn more.
Applications submitted to the WFP Innovation Accelerator are assessed according to a standard set of criteria, and are reviewed by both WFP and external experts.
They are looking for innovations that meet the following expectations:
(Ad) How to raise funds? Where can I find a list of donors for my area of work? How to write proposals? How can I submit a grant request to USAID, the European Commission or the Gates Foundation? How can I use Social Media to promote my work? We have developed powerful resources in the form of Ebook and Articles covering all this information and more. Learn more.
Impact for the people we serve and potential to reach Zero Hunger;
Feasibility, including time to deliver impact, technology maturity, and user traction;
Level of innovation;
Financial sustainability with a clear business case that does not rely on WFP funding;
Team strength, experience, and commitment.
For more information, visit https://innovation.wfp.org/apply