The Humanitarian Innovation Fund supports organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable solutions to the challenges facing effective humanitarian assistance.


NEW videos: next steps on the Journey to Scale

Follow Field Ready, Translators without Borders, and Panzi Foundation and Make Music Matter as they continue to explore topics like the benefits of forming partnerships, how to scale to address a particular need and working towards a new (and improved) humanitarian future. Watch their vlogs...

New report launch: Too tough to scale?

Despite increased investment in the area, scaling humanitarian innovations is still a big and ongoing challenge. In our latest report we identify key barriers and explore ways of moving forward.

Using innovation to break down barriers to handwashing in emergency settings

The steps to washing your hands seem simple. You just grab the soap, turn on the tap and follow the guidance. But what if you don’t have soap, or any clean water? Sometimes it takes more than 3 steps to wash your hands.


Gathering Feedback on MSR’s Household Water Treatment System

As they wrap up their project, MSR Global Health reflect on how they developed their household water treatment system, the feedback received from users, and next steps for success

Providing Problem Management Plus (PM+) Through Volunteers

Following training in Cairo, the IFRC and Colombian Red Cross are now seeking to determine the feasibility of employing a mostly volunteer workforce to deliver scalable psychological interventions, such as PM+


Welthungerhilfe introduce us to their project in Uganda, adapting and using rapid community engagement methodologies to understand sanitation needs and practices across two refugee settlements.


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