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Supporting Zambian Innovation – A Grant to BongoHive

In the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings from the World Bank, Zambia ranks 111th in the world. That means it’s easier than doing business in Niger or Tajikistan, but more difficult than Samoa or Namibia. By contrast, the UK … Continue reading

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A Review of the Year in Grants

The UK is no stranger to bizarre rituals and arcane institutions (see cheese rolling, Morris dancing and swan upping) and the British tax year is no exception. Because of a decision made back in 1752, our accounting year runs from … Continue reading

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What does a typical Indigo applicant look like?

Back in October 2014, I blogged about our new system to track proposals and the insights it revealed into our grant-making habits. Six months on and with around a year’s worth of data, what’s changed?

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An Update from AGDGG Cameroon

The following is a progress report prepared Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance in Cameroon. To read more about the grant that we awarded AGDGG and its purpose, please take a look at this post. Non-violent Demonstration – AGDGG, … Continue reading

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Second Grant to Joint Hub Fund

In June last year, we blogged about our involvement in establishing the Joint Hub Fund to support tech hubs across Africa. Today, Indigo is delighted to announce that we will provide a further £100,000 towards supporting the Fund. This is the … Continue reading

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360 Grant to Nesta

As part of our ongoing support to 360 Degree Giving, we are pleased to announce that we have awarded a grant of £50,000 to Nesta. 360 Degree Giving was set up to help UK grantmakers and philanthropists publish their grant … Continue reading

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New Grant: Rwandan FOI Platform

While Sweden may have passed its first piece of FOI legislation in the 18th century, it’s taken most of the rest of the world quite a while to catch up. Having passed its legislation in 2013, Rwanda is one of … Continue reading

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