The future demands new thinking, new approaches, and new solutions. The Palladium Challenge Fund brings in ideas from our network in over 90 countries and partnership with over 1,600 organisations globally to source innovative responses to global challenges. We fund organisations and initiatives that:

  • Pilot new technologies and innovative approaches
  • De-risk start-up ventures
  • Deliver outcomes from innovative financial mechanisms
  • Support the convening of innovative challenges

In 2023, our theme is Technology for Humanitarian Action.

How can technology increase the impact and effectiveness of humanitarian action?

How to Apply

The gap between humanitarian needs and available resources is growing, exacerbated by climate change and global instability. We need to change how we deliver humanitarian action.

Technology offers real potential to deliver faster, more sustainable, and fully localised humanitarian response.

The 2023 Palladium Challenge Fund: Technology for Humanitarian Action is seeking proposals from organisatins with innovative solutions to humanitarian crisis – unlocking the value of technological innovation or scaling existing innovations. We’re particularly interested in proposals that empower local communities and offer sustainable, long-term solutions.

We are looking for solutions that:

  • Pilot new technologies and innovative approaches 
  • De-risk start up ventures targeting humanitarian response and / or address constraints in the humanitarian system 
  • Convene groups around innovation for humanitarian response 
  • Scale existing innovations

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