Testing innovative solutions

to advance gender equality and
empower women and girls.

Intake 2 is now closed. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on recipients and the launch of Intake 3.


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What is FIT

About Us

The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.

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Who We Fund

Eligibility Criteria

FIT encourages applications from Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) who want to test innovative solutions to development challenges in the Global South.

Interested applicants should familiarize themselves with the eligibility criteria and submission requirements before applying.

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How We Work

Application Process

The FIT application process is organized into three steps: Eligibility, Concept Note and Proposal. At each step, applicants will be notified of their eligibility to continue to the next part of the process.

We intend to hold two Concept Note intakes per year. Dates will be announced as they are decided.


Testing Innovation

FIT aims to support testing of a range of creative solutions
to development challenges, and provide organizations with
the opportunity to learn and grow as innovators.
Innovative solutions must create inclusive opportunities for
local communities from project conception to execution.
Testing innovation enables organizations to experiment,
learn best practices and assess an idea’s potential to scale.


Webinars & Updates

Concept Note Feedback Webinar – Intake 2

This webinar provides an overview of the concept notes we received in Intake 2, an explanation of the FIT review process and general feedback from our second concept note evaluation.


Change for Children – Adapting to COVID-19

See how the SMO Change for Children Association is pivoting their FIT project in Bosawas, Nicaragua.

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