The Innovation Edge is committed to creating an environment in which innovation flourishes. Our application process is open and ongoing.

We support organisations and individuals to identify, nurture and share innovative and scalable ideas that enhance early learning.

The Edge offers a continuum of support, depending on the stage of development of the innovation and the needs of the implementing partner. This includes:

  • Enabling and supporting innovators to move creative ideas through the innovation process.
  • Supporting innovators to build new partnerships with stakeholders who add value.
  • Funding of up to R1 000 000 each to selected innovation partners (over a period of up to 24 months) and a further amount of up to 15% of grant value for project evaluation.
  • Enabling the lessons from grant funded projects and from analysis of innovation processes to be widely disseminated.
  • Connecting successful implementing partners with social investors and other interested parties who are in a position to support or facilitate scale-up.
  • Bringing together thinkers and innovators with diverse interests and expertise to contribute to the development of innovations in early learning.

If you would like to apply to the Innovation Edge for support, please tell us about yourself by completing this online form or download the form, complete it and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..