Conference Announcements – Indigo’s New Grants

We’re delighted that our conference was such a tremendous success and are grateful to all of you who have taken part.  I’d like to take this opportunity to summarise the announcements which Indigo made on the day.  Further details can be found in the linked blog posts.

In the transparency space, a grant of £10 000 has been awarded to Action Aid for a project which will use Ushahidi to map land grabbing for monitoring and advocacy purposes.  It is our first grant for a project which will be implemented in Tanzania.

We’ve also awarded a grant of £11320.32 to Map Kibera, a project which has enabled citizens to map Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya and report on issues arising in their locality.  The grant will be used for community outreach and website development.  The African Technology and Transaprency Initiative has match funded this intervention.

We have also become the first UK based Trust to award a grant of £10 000 to Wikimedia to support a large project which aims to make Wikipedia more accessible from mobile phones in multiple languages.

To encourage innovation and enterprise, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve awarded a grant of  £10008.96 to ActivSpaces in Cameroon, an innovation hub which is aiming to extend its community outreach activities.  We’ve also awarded a £10 000 grant to Mobile Consortium Ghana, for a mobile showcase event, which will include an App competition.

We’ve also awarded a grant of £10, 000 to Open Mind to cover developer time for a platform which will enable any organisation with access to a laptop and a telephone to set up their own call centre.  This should help strenghten capacity across a wide range of CSOs and NGOs. We look forward to seeing how the project develops in the weeks ahead.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve awarded a grant of  £13 000 to One World, who will be developing a Facebook page on issues relating to sexual and reproductive health in Nigeria and Senegal, which will compliment their phone based services.  This is our first grant in the field of health.