Amplify: collaborative challenge fund
- Department for International Development
- 21 October 2014
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Climate change, Disabilities, Education, Empowerment and accountability, Girls and women Health, Humanitarian emergencies/disasters, Livelihoods, Peace and access to justice, Private sector/business, and Water and sanitation
- Eligible organisations:
- Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), UK-based non-profit organisations, UK-based small and diaspora organisations, Companies, Local government Educational institutions, Individuals, and Humanitarian relief organisations
- Value of funding:
- Up to £100,000, £100,001 to £500,000, £500,001 to £1,000,000, and More than £1,000,000
An open, collaborative challenge fund which uses online collaboration to source ideas, research and insights before testing promising concepts with end users.
The Amplify programme is about experimenting with the way we identify innovative solutions to stubborn development challenges. It’s an open challenge programme which brings problem-solvers and people with new perspectives together. Amplify will run 10 challenges over 5 years, with $500,000 set aside for each challenge. It is envisaged that approximately 3 or 5 projects will be funded per challenge. Design support from IDEO.org, to the most promising solutions from each challenge will also be available. Anyone can participate in a challenge by going to openideo.com and adding research, insights or ideas, or teaming up with other participants.
How to apply
For details on how to apply, visit the openideo.com website
Background information on the fund
The challenge process is a twist on the traditional challenge fund model. Rather than a closed, competitive bidding process, the Amplify process is open to anyone, and participants can see, give feedback and collaborate on the solutions proposed. The process is also open to those who simply wish to contribute research and insights on the current challenge.
DFID contact: Olivia O’Sullivan
Published: 21 October 2014
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Burma Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana India Kenya Kyrgyzstan Liberia Malawi Mozambique Nepal Nigeria The Occupied Palestinian Territories Pakistan Rwanda Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Sudan South Sudan Tajikistan Tanzania Uganda Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
Sector: Climate change Disabilities Education Empowerment and accountability Girls and women Health Humanitarian emergencies/disasters Livelihoods Peace and access to justice Private sector/business Water and sanitation
Eligible organisations: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) UK-based non-profit organisations UK-based small and diaspora organisations Companies Local government Educational institutions Individuals Humanitarian relief organisations