Innovation Fund

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund

The Fund aims promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges.



Applications for Round 3 opened on 1 May 2019 and will close on 7 June 2019.



The Fund is open to projects which provide solutions to challenges associated with forced displacement and complex humanitarian emergencies.

This funding round will support grantees to:

  • Adapt existing mobile-enabled solutions;
  • Test and validate new models of service delivery; or
  • Scale up solutions with proven potential for impact.

View information on Round 3 funding categories.


Projects should be implemented through a partnership of two or more organisations and must be able to demonstrate a plan for long-term sustainability beyond the lifespan of the grant. Applicants must demonstrate they have already engaged or plan to engage with one or more mobile network operators (MNOs) to support the design, implementation or future sustainability of their project. All grant-funded projects are expected to provide insights on how mobile technology can improve delivery of, and access to, digital humanitarian services.

Download the full terms and conditions.


Round 1: Disaster response portfolio
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The Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the GSMA and its members.