Research

Designing a Better Future: Lessons Learned from the First Call for Preliminary Proposals for SMOs for Impact & Innovation (2019)

Summary: In December 2018, the Inter-Council Network and CCIC conducted a survey to gather feedback from Small and Medium Sized Organizations (SMOs) that applied (or considered applying) to the first call for preliminary proposals by Global Affairs Canada for SMOs targeting impact and innovation. In total, 196 small and medium-sized organizations applied to this call, totaling $280 million in funds requested – ten times the established funding envelope for this first call – indicating the great interest and demand for financing for the sector. This report presents the results of a survey and offers concrete recommendations for upcoming calls based on feedback gathered on the process to-date.

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