Grants Awarded

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As a transparent grantmaker, we believe we have a duty to publish details of all our activities in an accessible format. The source data used on this page is available as open data and can be found at and

Seed Funding to Technology Innovation Hub HapaSpace in Ghana

9 Oct 2017


Business support services and institutions, Information and Communication Technology


Funding to support core costs and programmatic activities of HapaSpace.

Legal assistance to the West London community

26 Jun 2017

North Kensington Law Centre

United Kingdom


Unrestricted funding to assist NKLC in providing free or subsidised legal advice to the West London community, in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Democracy in Action TV

22 Jun 2017

South Africa

Democratic participation and civil society, Human rights, Radio/television/print media


To produce a TV show in partnership with OpenUp to enable citizens to become active participants in shaping the world they live in by facilitating a two-way flow of communication between government and civil society on law-making processes and service delivery.

Mobile platform supporting community mobilisation and democratic engagement

8 Jun 2017

South Africa

Democratic participation and civil society, Support to local and regional NGOs


To cover software development and personnel costs associated with Grassroot's mobile platform.

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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.

Establishing a new Media Lab in Liberia

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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Integrating EveryPolitician dataset into Wikidata

4 May 2017

United Kingdom

Elections, Free flow of information


To begin to integrate the EveryPolitician dataset into Wikidata.

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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.

South African News Organisation

3 May 2017

South Africa

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


Towards core costs of GroundUp.

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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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