Funding Opportunities

Public Sector Demand & Scaling

Funding Opportunity

We are excited to announce a new funding opportunity for an Ecosystem Catalyst to catalyze systems change in the Kenya-focused public sector demand and scale of health innovations.

Grand Challenges Canada has supported several innovations in their scaling pathways with the public sector and recognizes the need for an ecosystem level of support focused at the government level that can facilitate greater demand, adoption and scaling of innovations by the public sector. This funding opportunity is focused on bolstering Kenyan county government priorities to enable these outcomes.

Grand Challenges Canada invites proposals for one grant, of up to $500,000 CAD over two years, available for a strong sub-Saharan Africa-based team to:

  • Support 2-3 Kenyan county government-led efforts to develop sustainable systems that demand, adopt and scale health innovations.

Deadline for applications is August 9, 2021 at 5 PM (EST)

Request for Proposals – English


Options for Pregnancy Termination Innovation Initiative (“OPTions Initiative”)

Learn more on the OPTions Initiative website

Funding Opportunity

We are excited to announce the initiative has launched its third round of funding! Seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD are available for innovations that seek to test and develop:

  1. New or improved approaches to increasing early access to existing pregnancy termination products and services in low- and middle-income countries, or
  2. Next-generation methods of pregnancy termination, menses induction or conception interruption.

The application deadline for “access” innovations is August 11, 2021, at 12 PM (EST).

Next generation methods applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 31, 2022, or funds are exhausted. Early submissions are advantageous as the call will be closed once funds have been spent.

Request for Proposals  

Please note that while the Request for Proposal is available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish, applications will only be accepted in French and English due to limitations in the review process.

We encourage applications from organizations where English or French is not the first language. Applications will be reviewed on content only, not quality of written English or French.

Request for Proposals – English
Demande de propositions – Français
Solicitud de propuestas – Español 

طلب إقتراحات – ملخص – عربي

Information Session Webinar 

Watch a recording of the information session to learn more about applying for funding from Grand Challenges Canada’s OPTions Initiative! This information session addresses questions concerning the OPTions Request for Proposals, eligibility criteria, the application and review process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please review our FAQ document for answers to frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions – English
Foire Au Questions – Français
Preguntas frecuentes – Español
أسئلة شائعة – عربي

Start Your Application 

Click to start your application on Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. The registration deadline for “access” application is August 1st, 2021.

Applications on Fluxx Portal

To apply for funding, applicants MUST use the online application provided, which is ONLY accessible via the Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. 

For more details on the FLUXX Portal application process please see the Fluxx Quick Reference Guide.

Further Questions and Technical Assistance

For questions related to this Request for Proposals that are not addressed in the FAQ, contact:

Email: gro.e1627306110vitai1627306110tinis1627306110noitp1627306110o@ofn1627306110i1627306110
WhatsApp: +1 (437) 219 – 1614

If you require technical assistance with registration or the online application, please contact Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Technical Support Team at

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