Channelling resources to our network members has been a priority for APC since its inception. We have done this in different ways, ranging from Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) to Take Back the Tech! as well as member travel and exchange grants.
In 2016, we launched additional grants with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) aimed specifically at enabling members to contribute to achieving the impact objective identified in APC’s Theory of Change for the period of 2016-2019.
In 2016, APC awarded a total of USD 267,918 to our members. Eighteen member organisations received 20 grants, 12 of which were grants for the local implementation of APC's strategic plan of up to USD 20,000 each, while the other eight were research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each. In addition to the above figures, in 2016 APC supported members’ travel with USD 28,584 from the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.
In 2017, APC has awarded USD 273,986 to 18 member organisations. Ten project grants of up to USD 20,000 have been awarded, eleven research and campaign grants of up to USD 5,000 each are being implemented, and we have also supported the development of 28 GISWatch 2017 reports.
The APC member grants programme offers three types of grants which are available to APC organisational members:
1. APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF) – travel grants of up to USD 2,000 (APPLY ANYTIME)
The METF supports member collaboration and member-driven skill sharing, as well as travel to and participation in strategic events. Its goal is to keep the network strong and vibrant by enabling members to assist and learn from one another. It also enables APC through its members to have a presence in events that are relevant to them and their work, but also to APC’s overall strategic goals.
To learn more or to apply for an APC METF grant, follow this link.
2. Research and campaign support grants – up to USD 5,000 (CALL OPEN)
These grants are for research and campaign activities that are linked to APC’s strategic advocacy areas. They can be used for research and advocacy around internet access and rights, as well as activities that build civil society capacity to participate in internet governance. These grants support local campaigns that contribute to members’ advocacy work and are also meant to enable members to participate in APC-wide campaigns.
To learn more or apply for a small grant for research and campaign support, follow this link.
To read more about the research and support grants in 2017 follow this link.
To read more about the research and support grants in the previous cycle (2016) follow this link.
3. Grants for local implementation of APC’s strategic plan – up to USD 20,000 (2019 call opening in October 2018)
These grants are for projects that contribute to the implementation of APC’s strategic priorities at the national level. At the same time, they are meant to strengthen ongoing work of APC members that is linked to APC’s strategic priorities. In their proposals, members should demonstrate how their projects contribute to one or more of the key result areas or outcomes in APC’s Theory of Change at the local level.
To learn more or apply for a project grant, follow this link.
To read more about local implementation of APC's strategic plan grants in 2017 follow this link.