GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund
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Apply: GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund

GSMA is presenting a funding opportunity for entrepreneurs using mobile technology to realize a development impact. Through the Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund, GSMA has awarded £6 million in grant fund to 34 organizations across four continents. This program is supported by UK Aid.

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In 2017, GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund will give £3.3 million in grants to 15 – 17 organizations that will demonstrate having a scalable and commercially viable mobile-enabled utilities services. Each of the selected organizations stand to receive between £150,000 and £300,000.

Eligibility

The fund is open to:

  • Mobile operators
  • Technology solutions providers
  • Energy, water or sanitation services providers; including:
                  • Decentralized services providers
                  • Urban and peri-urban utilities
                  • NGOs trialling business model approaches
  • You must be working in Sub-Saharan Africa (or South and Southeast Asia)

Deadline for application is 16th April, 2017. Visit the GSMA website to find out more and apply. For any clarifications, email utilities_grants@gsma.com