Transition To Scale

Grand Challenges Canada is excited to hear about your Bold Ideas with Big Impact! Through our Transition to Scale (TTS) program, GCC supports promising innovations with a proven impact that have the potential to save or improve lives. Read here for more details about our current investment areas of focus, and how to share your idea to see if it’s the right fit. Learn how to apply for Transition to Scale funding here

Grand Challenges Canada’s Transition To Scale program supports innovators from low- and middle-income countries who are positioned to take their bold ideas to big impact in the area of global health. Through the Transition To Scale program, Grand Challenges Canada brokers smart partnerships that mobilize private capital and domestic public resources to generate scalable and sustainable solutions that deliver measurable social impact.



Request for Proposals

In this Request for Proposals, Grand Challenges Canada seeks to support the transition to scale and sustainability of Bold Ideas with Big Impact®. We invite applications from innovators in the following areas: Maternal and Newborn Health, Digital Health, Medical Products and Technology, Community Health Worker Models, Urban Sanitation & Hygiene, and Options for safe pregnancy termination (see details above). Grand Challenges Canada makes investments ranging in size from $250,000 – $3 M CAD (in multiple investments) to catalyze the scale and sustainability of the most promising global health innovations.

Please note that this Request for Proposals may be revised in the future; we, therefore, recommend that you return to this page to check for updated versions prior to the submission of your application.

Applications to Transition to Scale are managed on an invitation basis. Grand Challenges Canada will aim to provide a funding decision within six months of submission of a Transition-to-Scale application. Interested in applying? Please see the portfolio information above for guidance on our current investment areas of focus, eligibility criteria, and how to get in touch.