Innovation is one of the key pillars of Foundation Strategy. You can see our full strategy document here. Our innovation fund will focus on two streams of work – an innovation pipeline fund and an accelerator programme.
The innovation pipeline approach will offer three grant rounds per year, taking applications for seed, pilot and scale funding. The amounts of capital and the additional resources available will move and shift according to the needs of the recipients. We’ll have varied funding amounts and multiple grant rounds each year, allowing organisations to move through the pipeline based on their timelines, not ours. And we’ll be focused on using our technology to create positive change.
Our Accelerator programme will see us work alongside Vodafone Xone, Vodafone Foundation Germany and other partners to pilot a residential community accelerator that will rapidly develop, test and disseminate technology based solutions for community problems.
The Innovation Fund is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who has applied, we will be in touch with you in due course.
The next round of the Innovation Fund will be opening in October/November 2017.
You can find information about our Change Accelerator here.