Refugee-led Innovation Fund
The Refugee-led Innovation Fund supports the creativity of all displaced and stateless people. It aims to reshape their participation in the delivery of humanitarian work by ensuring they take centre stage in the decisions affecting their lives, leading the identification of needs and the design of innovative solutions.
The Fund provides financial resources, mentoring, and other expertise directly to refugee-led organisations, to enable them to design and deliver new interventions that have a lasting positive impact on their communities.
Who can apply
All organisations led by people with lived experience of forced displacement, including refugees, asylum-seekers, the internally displaced, returnees, and stateless people.
Applicants should apply as a team, usually as part of an existing organisation. The Fund will accept applications from both registered and unregistered organisations.
Additional attention will be given to organisations led by LGBTIQ+ persons, women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
- up to 45,000 USD in funding to test and implement ideas with strong community-approaches that generate value for community members, not specifically linked to any thematic area or technology
- programme and project management support
- technical support, expertise, and coaching
- peer-to-peer networking
- other support based on project needs
How to apply
Organisations are invited to submit a brief expression of interest by 30 June 2023 at 23:59 CEST.
Shortlisted organisations will have a further three weeks to submit a full application. They will receive support from the Innovation Service and UNHCR country offices to develop and submit these detailed applications.
Read more here.