Deadline: July 17, 2020
Grand Challenges Canada is now accepting proposals for the Global Mental Health Program’s Seed Funding. The Global Mental Health program has launched proof-of-concept grants up to $250,000 for innovations that focus on the mental well-being of youth in low- and middle-income countries. They are seeking new ideas that have the potential to transform mental health services available for youth in low-resource settings.
The program will also be extending invitations to innovators that have an already established proof-of-concept to scale-up their mental health innovations through our Transition-to-Scale program.
Grand Challenges Canada seeks bold ideas to meet the mental health needs of the most vulnerable 10 to 24-year olds. They want culturally sensitive, community driven, innovative approaches to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services that account for the complex social and environmental factors contributing to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Mental Health program supports Bold Ideas with Big Impact® . The program focuses on funding high impact innovations that improve treatments and/or expand access to care for people, especially youth, living with or at risk of mental disorder.
The Global Mental Health program will focus on funding high impact innovations that improve treatments and/or expand access to care for people, especially youth, living with or at risk of mental disorders. The program seeks transformational, affordable, and accessible innovations that have the potential to be sustainable at a larger scale.
- Applicants can apply for funding of up to $250,000 CAD.
- Successful proposals will be awarded seed grants of up to $250,000 CAD for 18 – 24 months to develop and validate the proposed innovation.
- Applicants from low- and middle-income countries are eligible. Applicants from the United Kingdom or Canada implementing in the countries listed are also eligible to apply.
- You do not have to be a citizen or permanent resident of the country through which you are applying. However, you must be affiliated with an eligible institution.
- Priority will go to youth-led organizations. An increased focus on youth-led innovators is planned for round two.
- Eligible applicants include social enterprises and other legally recognized institutions (e.g., non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and for-profit companies) that are formed and legally incorporated, and:
- are formed and legally incorporated in an eligible country, as determined by which focus area of the Request for Proposals an institution is applying to
- can successfully execute the activities in their respective technical area
- are capable of receiving and administering grant funding
- are not sole proprietorships
- are not governmental offices or United Nations country offices
- Applications should focus on new ideas that have the potential to transforms mental health services available for youth, ages 10 to 24, in low- and middle-income countries.
- The innovative approaches should seek to enhance mental health literacy and/or provide youth-friendly services while accounting for the complex social and environmental factors that contribute to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
- Approaches should be culturally sensitive and community-driven.
Click to start your application on Grand Challenges Canada’s Fluxx Portal. It is recommended you start your application at the latest by July 10th, 2020.
For more information, visit Grand Challenges Canada.