Deadline: 8 may 2020


The coronavirus disease COVID-19 is a global pandemic with an unprecedented effect in Rwanda. We are currently experiencing the worst public health crisis in this generation.

Are you representing an initiative that can improve the situation? For the sick, for the healthcare system, or for the millions of people whose lives are - or soon will be - affected? If so, let us back you.

Corona Action Rwanda gathers initiatives and connects them with grants and support. Ideas, projects and startups that do the most important work in the world right now get exposure. We want to increase the likelihood of success, and mitigate the damage caused by this global crisis.

What types of solutions are we looking for?

We are looking for innovative, time-sensitive solutions that directly address issues caused by the coronavirus. We are best placed to solutions with the potential for scalability & sustainability. Furthermore, we’re looking for evidence that the solution adds contribution beyond existing solutions out there already. 

To ensure we are adding value, we are looking for solutions that don’t qualify for assistance from alternative grant funding bodies. 

Finally, please check the list of partners who have so generously offered support to initiatives working on this virus before applying for funding, as they may be able to help you directly, e.g. with development, banking, hosting and legal services.

What types of solutions are we unable to support with capital?

  • Projects in idea phase
  • Projects that require a critical mass of users to be effective (unless a clear plan is outlined for gaining this mass), e.g. contact tracing solutions
  • Projects that are unable to justify use of funds
  • Projects related to distribution of information regarding the virus in geographies with ample & accurate government or media information

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