Comments on Funding:
Grand Challenges Canada makes investments of up to $3.0 million CAD to catalyze the scale and sustainability of the most promising global health innovations.
Applicants must be:
Applicants must be invited by Grand Challenges Canada to submit an application for Transition to Scale funding.
Grand Challenges Canada will aim to provide a funding decision within six months of submission of a Transition-to-Scale application.
Other Things to Note:
- To date, Grand Challenges Canada has invested $182 million CAD in 237 Transition To Scale projects that are being implemented in 55 countries. This investment has leveraged over $399 million CAD in additional funding. Of these 237 projects, 59 are still continuing on the path to scale after Grand Challenges Canada funding ended.
- They estimate that the innovations in the Transition To Scale pipeline will save between 492,000 and 1.78 million lives and improve between 20 million and 64 million lives by 2030.
- Grand Challenges Canada’s programs are primarily undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Global Affairs Canada.
- Grand Challenges Canada is a global leader in developing and investing in innovative financing for development impact, through the:
a) Global Health Investment Fund;
b) Every Woman Every Child Innovation Marketplace;
c) Women’s and Children’s Health Technology Fund managed by Cross-Border Impact Ventures;
d) And other models, including the structuring and investment in a Development Impact Bond.