Testing innovative solutions

to advance gender equality and
empower women and girls.

Our second intake of concept notes is now open! Interested in applying? Review our eligibility criteria.

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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

Episode 1 of FIT’s podcast!

Tune in for the first in our series of interviews with innovators! We discuss the process of testing, adapting and scaling the Healing in Harmony program with Make Music Matter’s Darcy Ataman.


Curious about the Concept Note?

Our Concept Note Webinar walks through FIT’s new online application system, explains what makes a strong concept note, and provides answers to some questions from SMOs. View or download here.

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