Updated Mar 24, 2020

Omidyar Network Rapid Response Funding for Covid-19

Offered by Omidyar Network

Omidyar Network India announced a call for proposals for rapid response funding to tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 situation and the consequent socio-economic impact.
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Open Year RoundDeadline
$6,580 - $263,210Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasData/Analytics
Communication with Communities (Humanitarian Assistance)
Economic Growth and Trade
Who is eligible to apply?
NGOs, research organisations, social entrepreneurs, and for-profit businesses seeking to do this on a no-profit basis.
Our existing partner organisations are encouraged to apply

What types of initiatives will be considered?
We invite proposals that strengthen containment, detection and treatment, support crisis management capabilities, and enhance resilience and recovery in the wake of Covid-19. Below is an indicative list of the types of initiatives that will be considered:
Data, apps and other technological solutions (for example, real-time information apps, ‘symptom checkers’, vernacular ‘helpline’ chat bots, contact tracing applications, case reporting systems, etc.)
Community outreach and mobilisation campaigns that may be particularly relevant to the current situation (for example, innovative approaches to mass messaging and feedback loops)
Proposals that seek to improve economic resilience of NHB workers and small businesses whose livelihoods are impacted due to Covid-19
Actionable research that enhances the ability of the government and public in dealing with the crisis (for example, enabling ‘social distancing’ in the Indian context).
Collaborative efforts by foundations, philanthropies, impact investing and venture capital firms in the above areas

What are the selection criteria?
Priority will be given to the following types of proposals:
Scalable solutions that leverage technology
Time-bound interventions that can be implemented quickly and benefit a large number of Indians, especially the lower 60% of India’s income distribution
Solutions that have initial traction (this could be evidenced through, for example, government/community commitment to adopt the solution, completed pilots, available co-funding, etc.)

Application Directions

Please send your proposals to RespondToCovid19@omidyarnetwork.in with the subject line “Next Half Billion – Covid19 related proposal”.
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