The Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF) is seeking applications for its pilot and scale-up projects with an aim to identify and support innovative and market‐driven solutions that have the potential to create social impact in Education, Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania.
HDIF is a UKAID challenge fund programme managed by a Palladium Group‐ led consortium in Tanzania. HDIF works in close partnership with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) to transform the innovation ecosystem by providing technical assistance and promoting active knowledge management and sharing.
- Early Childhood Development (ECD): To improve opportunities for ECD for vulnerable children aged 0-6 that will improve children’s readiness and receptiveness to learning, and improve their general health and well-being.
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): To increase demand, uptake and sustainability of improved sanitation facilities, hand washing with soap at critical times and menstrual hygiene management, through innovative financing mechanisms, technology, and behavior change promotion.
HDIF will fund projects of GBP 500,000 to GBP 1,000,000 (exceptions can be made for compelling applications for a grant not lower than GBP 200,000) each that are either:
- Pilot grants – Testing new ideas and approaches.
- Scale Up grants – Scaling ideas and approaches for which there is more evidence derived through prior or current pilots or implementation in or outside of Tanzania.
- Inspiring quad-aligned networking and strategic awards by bringing together business, civil society, government, and academia in order to cultivate the innovation ecosystem in human development.
- Catalyzing the diffusion of innovations in human development.
- Transforming the focus and quantity of evidence available to key stakeholders on the adoption of innovation in human development.
- Applicants may include all non-state actors, including: for‐profit (businesses), social enterprises, civil society organisations, public private partnerships, non-Governmental organisations (NGOs), charities or societies, faith‐based organizations, community‐based organizations, academic institutions, and research institutes involved in or interested in implementing solutions to improve access to and quality of services for the poor.
- Public sector, multilateral and bilateral agencies (e.g., local government, ministries, government agencies, UN agencies, and government donor agencies) are not eligible.
- Public private partnerships may be supported, but the grant will not be awarded directly to a government institution (including parastatals or businesses wholly-owned by a government).
- Since HDIF is focused on fostering local innovations for the benefit of Tanzanians, all proposed activities must be implemented in Tanzania, and international organisations (with no local presence) must partner with local organisations.
- Only fully completed applications will be accepted.
- Applications will not be deemed complete if submitted in formats different from provided templates and all required attachments are not provided.
- Applications must be within the two broad areas under consideration for this funding round, i.e. WASH and ECD.
- There must be no known conflicts of interest between the applicant organisation and Palladium Group, DFID, COSTECH or other members of the consortium.
- Lead applicants should have proof of local registration (registration certificate).
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Eligible Country: Tanzania
For more information, please visit Human Development Innovation Fund.