Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund

The M4D Utilities Innovation Fund, supported by the UK Government and USAID Scaling Off-Grid Energy, aims to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy, water and sanitation services.

The Innovation Fund, supported by the UK Government, was launched in June 2013. In two phases of funding, grants have been competitively awarded to 34 organisations across four continents, amounting to 6 million GBP. A catalogue of past and current grantees can be found here.

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Application timeframe

Final Round
  • Concept note due: September 3, 2017
  • Proposal phase for shortlisted applicants: September 25 – November 12, 2017
  • Grant award announcement: early February 2018