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Annual Running Costs and Project Archivist

11 May 2017

The Sainsbury Archive

United Kingdom


Three year grant (£1,500 in financial years 17-18, 18-19 and 19-20) towards annual running costs and a project archivist.

South African News Organisation

3 May 2017

South Africa

Media and free flow of information, Radio/television/print media


Towards core costs of GroundUp.

Digital Civil Society Lab World Tour

3 May 2017

Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

United Kingdom


Towards the costs of hosting a one-day conference on digital technology and civil society in London in June 2017.

Encouraging democratic participation in Kenyan youth

19 Apr 2017


Elections, Legislatures and political parties


To enable Livity Africa to work in partnership with Mzalendo to champion young people to create content and engagement that encourages democratic participation in the lead up to the Kenyan election.

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Smarter Grants Initiative

20 Mar 2017

Localgiving Foundation

United Kingdom


To support Localgiving's Smarter Grants Initiative, which aims at improving the relationship between charities and grantmakers.

Digitisation of Africa’s Laws

16 Mar 2017

South Africa

Legal and judicial development


Core costs to digitise and format laws from select African countries as well as test a range of sustainability strategies.

Establishing a new Media Lab

4 May 2017


Elections, Free flow of information


To enable a new media lab to be established at iCampus, a shared innovation, co-working and community space for organizations focusing on the intersection of technology, accountability and social change in Liberia.

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Budget access, data literacy and good governance work in Sierra Leone

15 Mar 2017


Democratic participation and civil society, Public finance management, Public sector financial management


To carry out budget access, data literacy and good governance work in Sierra Leone.

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Supporting the work of Sparkle The National Transgender Charity

22 Mar 2017

Sparkle The National Transgender Charity

United Kingdom


Unrestricted funds towards the work of Sparkle in promoting Trans awareness.

Encouraging Best Practice FOI Act

20 Mar 2017

Campaign for Freedom of Information

United Kingdom


Towards their ongoing charitable activities, such as training, education and encouraging best practice of the FOI Act.