The Innovation Edge provides support for the development, implementation and evaluation of Bold Ideas that have the potential to fundamentally change the life experiences of children.


We are open to exploring new ways of thinking, processes, systems or products from all sectors provided that the project or idea:

tick Demonstrates innovation

Has the potential for large-scale impact at an economical cost within marginalised communities

tick Is aligned to the Innovation Edge Conceptual Framework
tick Focuses on children between the ages of 0 and 6 years and/or on the period of development during pregnancy.
tick Is implemented in South Africa


Innovations may be at any stage along the innovation pathway, from recognition of a problem or opportunity to implementation and diffusion (although the Innovation Edge does not fund the scale up of innovations per se).

The Innovation Edge encourages fund applicants to experiment with innovations that include unusual partnerships, that cut across organisational, sectoral or disciplinary boundaries and that create new relationships between previously separate individuals or groups.

com-open Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. com-close - Goethe