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How to apply

Applying for small and large grants

Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Changed: Monday, December 09, 2013

When the next application cycle will run has not yet been decided. More information will be published here as soon as it is available.

Innovations Against Poverty has two parallel application processes; one for small grants (under €20,000) and one for large grants (€20,000 - €200,000). The process is of a competitive nature, where grants are awarded to the best business plans which meet the criteria of the programme. First, the companies need to meet the eligibility criteria (outlined in the Guide for Applicants) to be considered. Among those companies a selection process takes place which rates how well the criteria are fulfilled by the information provided in the application. Finally the applications are ranked against one another.

To submit an application email the application form and appendices to the programme team at

Please make sure to adhere to the following 

  • that the application does not exceed 13 pages for small grant applications and 9 pages for concept note applications for large grant (the informatino page is not included in the total sum of pages and may be erased before submitting
  • enclose a certificate of incorporation if you are submitting a small grant application you must also submit a budget and activity plan (in the provided format)
  • Submit the application in Word format as well as a signed copy in PDF
  • email the application before submission deadline to: . Please note that applications sent by mail or fax, as well as applications received after deadline will not be considered for funding

Additional resources allowing you to complete a good application can be found here or by clicking on the link resources and FAQ on your left. You are encouraged to enclose additional information as amendments to your application, including business plan, work plan, financing plan. However, it is important to emphasize that any additional information cannot replace the information requested in the application form.

Once an application has been submitted the applicant will receive a confirmation that the application has been registered and a registration number. Applicants will be notified in late June 2013 whether their application is successful or not.

Please note

In order to comply with the rules for public funding and OpenAid, all information that is submitted to the Innovations Against Poverty programme may eventually be available to the public. Click here  for full information on the Public information act.

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Application Forms

Below is the Applicants' Guide and the application forms for small and large grants respectively, which shall be used if you wish to apply for a grant. Kindly note that there are two required documents for the small grant, one application form and one budget and activity plan.

Tracking Results

Reporting and results tracking is essential for companies which receive grants. Download this document to understand your obligations.
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