- Department for International Development
- 21 October 2014
- Last updated:
- 31 August 2017, see all updates
- 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
An open and agile challenge fund focusing on sourcing early stage ideas to tackle emerging development challenges.
Amplify is a 6-year, £10.1 million programme in partnership with IDEO.org. It is a series of eight open and agile challenges focusing on sourcing early stage ideas to tackle emerging development challenges in DFID’s priority countries for which we do not have a blueprint solution.
Amplify funds grantees which have been outside DFID’s traditional funding pool, especially small community-based organisations. The programme supports 5-8 actors per challenge with around $100,000 each, in additional to technical support over a period of 18 months. Each challenge is run on the OPENIDEO online platform where participants share innovative ideas and collaborate to improve their contributions.
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.
How to apply
For details on how to apply, visit the openideo.com website.
Organisations should also:
- be registered in some way in at least one country.
- have at least one year of experience working in the country in which the idea is to be implemented.
- have at least one year of experience working in the sector within which the idea is focused.
Other eligible countries are Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon.
DFID contact: Luisa Ernst
Published: 21 October 2014
Updated: 31 August 2017
- Details updated.
- First published.
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
Value of funding: Up to £100,000