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Submit Applications for Mayor’s Resilience Fund in United Kingdom

Submit Applications for Mayor’s Resilience Fund in United Kingdom


Deadline: 1-Apr-21

The Nesta Challenges is currently seeking applications for the Mayor’s Resilience Fund. The Resilience Fund is the Mayor of London’s £1 million open innovation programme calling on innovators to address key challenges facing London, help them emerge stronger from COVID-19 and ensure the capital is prepared for future disruptive challenges.

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An open innovation competition is a public competition that aims to tap into and engage the broadest possible community of innovators in the solving of a specific problem or challenge. They are particularly suited to solving problems that share some key characteristics:

Problems that are defined well enough so that a clear goal for innovators can be set.
Problems that would benefit from the fresh thinking that comes from new innovators; for instance, because the field is stagnant, has few players, or there is a related field that is much more dynamic.
Problems where a prize could attract new innovators to address them, within a reasonable budget and timescale.
Problems where the additional funding and attention of the prize could address market failures, galvanise action and accelerate progress.
Problems where the solution could thrive in the market (or find continued funding) after the prize is awarded.
Why Apply?

Financial Support for Research Projects that protect and preserve Wildlife

Voluntary Multi-donor Fund offering up to 100,000 USD to NGOs

Apply for a chance to win 2,500 EUR for your Climate Change Story!

This Call is open to accelerate Sustainable Urban Development

Research Grants of up to C$1 million per Women’s Empowerment Projects

SDG Funding of $20,000 is available for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality

Dutch Organisation giving grants to strengthen the skills of Women and Young Girls

This call is open to fund Projects with a Social Impact: Apply Now!

Funding Schemes for Large and Small-scale Projects helping to tackle Climate Change

Core Support Grants for Feminist Groups and Initiatives

Youth Initiative to enhance Peace and Security and Improve Democratic Governance in Africa

NGO Grants to advance Maternal, Child Health and HIV/AIDS Outcomes

Faith-based Foundation Funding for Construction Projects and Purchase of Books, Computers, Vehicles and Medical Equipment

Human Rights Grant Oppportunity ($200,000 CAD and $500,000 CAD) for LGBTQ2I Communities

International Funding for Cultural Heritage Preservation Projects

Route to market: Connect with potential customers, investors and partners and work with Londoners to refine your product offering.
Validate solutions: Test and validate your solutions directly with market leaders and get the opportunity to secure up to £50,000.
Business support: Access the knowledge, expertise and insights of their partner networks, and attend a programme of expert advice and training.
Raised profile: Increase your brand awareness and profile by taking part in Mayor’s Resilience Fund.
Eligibility Criteria

A London-based team, with a registered company/charity in the UK
Sole traders can apply but must show VAT registration, public liability insurance or employer’s liability insurance, and audited accounts or a profit and loss statement
You may enter as a single organisation or as a partnership, however partnerships must nominate a lead organisation (that is a registered entity).
Entries will not be accepted from individuals
You can submit an entry for more than one challenge, but you must submit a separate application for each challenge.
They cannot fund activity which is party-political in intention, use, or presentation nor to support or promote religious activity.
Employees of Nesta, Greater London Authority, Resilience Partners or organisations working on the Prize, and their immediate families, are not eligible to enter.
They are unable to accept entries from any organisation that is currently: bankrupt, in liquidation, having their affairs administered by the courts or entered into an arrangement with creditors.
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