Here is a shortlist of fellowships, grants, funds and other opportunities available for social innovation, NGOs, start-ups and more

This International Training Programme (ITP) is a fellowship programme that provides a forum and platform for constructive, creative dialogue between high-level representatives from media, government and civil society on how to improve self-regulatory and regulatory frameworks for media. Find out more here

Deadline | 1 May 2020

Alibaba GET Global Challenge is an international youth digital solution competition with more than 10 countries taking part in the event. The objective is to encourage young entrepreneurs to exhibit their creativeness and talents in developing unique digital solutions for businesses, individuals and institutions affected by the pandemic outbreak.

Alibaba GET Global Challenge 2020 is a qualifying competition that caters toward millennials and young entrepreneurs aged 18–30 to exhibit their creativeness and entrepreneurial talents in developing unique digital solutions for businesses, individuals, and institutions impacted by the epidemic. This is an initiative to inspire and empower youth with innovative ideas in technology to create an influential impact for entire communities in Malaysia and even globally. Find out more here

Deadline | 5 May 2020

Are you a start-up or SME in Sub-Saharan Africa or Asia? Are you helping people get online for the first time using mobile internet?

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Mobile Internet Adoption and Digital Inclusion aims to support innovative solutions to increasing mobile internet adoption and use for those currently not using mobile internet services.

You could be eligible to apply for an equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 to scale your innovation over a 15- to 18-month period. Find out more here

Deadline | 22 May 2020

The Lagos Urban Innovation Challenge is designed to support the innovators and entrepreneurs who are shaping the Lagos of tomorrow.

What does the future of Lagos look like and how does your solution make the city better for everyone, including those in informal urban slums? Find out more here

Deadline | 31 May 2020

Do you have an idea for an experimental policy intervention or practical tool that could help empower governments to build a better internet? The NGI Forward project is awarding individual grants of up to €25,000, from a total fund of €100,000 to trial bold new solutions on a local level. Find out more here

Deadline | 3 June 2020

The purpose of this call for proposals by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is to fund a number of small- to medium-scale clinical trials and/or clinical research studies that can deliver proof-of-concept or validation of smart, highly innovative technologies or concepts to prevent, treat or diagnose PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa. The call is strictly aimed at supporting novel innovations and therefore excludes concepts and technologies that have previously been commercialised, rolled out, tested in large trials, or are already in routine use in healthcare settings. Find out more here

Deadline | 13 August 2020

The CIVICUS Crisis Response Fund provides a way for civil society organisations facing new restrictions on their work to apply for funding for emergency advocacy actions.

It provides small grants of up to 10,000 USD over 3–6 months to national civil society organisations for them to run advocacy or resiliency activities over a maximum of six months. These activities, designed by the applicant, are relevant to their work and aim to bring about positive change. Find out more here

Deadline | Unspecified

Are you an innovator impacting our world for the better? Whether you’re addressing skills development, sustainability or accessibility, we’re passionate about supporting your social venture with technology, connections and community to help your team thrive.

The Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program supports social impact startups with technology, connections and grants so you can focus on bringing your big vision to life and making the world a better place. Find out more here

Deadline | Unspecified

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