APC and Web We Want launch open call for grant proposals

Publisher: Web We Want     21 May 2015

Source: Web We WantSource: Web We Want

APC is happy to announce that we are partnering with The Web We Want to launch an open call for grant proposals. A limited number of grants will be offered to projects that support local campaign efforts to promote a free and open Web.

We are accepting grant proposals from projects that are working to bridge the divide between technical communities and traditional human rights communities. Projects may cover a wide range of activities, including technical talks; writing policy briefs about the importance of human rights standards for people involved in developing technical standards and holding a roundtable discussion; collaborative projects that promote understanding between human rights activists and technical experts; and other dialogues and events.

Special focus on Africa

Taking inspiration from past grantees, and with a focus on the newly developed African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms, the grants programme has earmarked funds for 10 African projects that demonstrate an understanding of the Declaration, and simplify it in a fun, engaging way. As the Declaration gains traction, we aim to award grants to 10 African organisations that produce animations, songs, videos, or other original works that creatively promote the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms.

Organisations may apply for funding up to USD $5,000.00 to develop and implement these projects. Applications will be accepted through 15 June 2015. You can apply here in five different languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish).

These small grants are made possible thanks to the support of the Ford Foundation.

If you have questions, please email brandi.williams@webfoundation.org.

More about the call for grants here



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