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New fund aims to inject immediate money into specialist legal advice agencies, plus provide longer term support as catalyst for wider renewal. All grants will be as flexible as possible to ensure the money is spent where it is most needed A group of six grant-giving foundations have joined forces to launch the Community Justice […]

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Fran Perrin, Indigo’s Founder and Chair of Trustees and her husband, William Perrin also a Trustee have issued the following statement: “We are currently in a national emergency to which charities and wealthy individuals need to immediately respond, changing as necessary their pre-existing funding priorities, amounts and processes. We are, therefore, making two major emergency […]

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A few months ago we announced that we would be starting a new funding stream to address visual impairment and eye health in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe it is one of the most cost-effective interventions that can be made and that there is significant opportunity for a funder such as Indigo to make a real […]

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Since 2013 we have been funding work to promote greater access to legal information in sub-Saharan Africa. We were reasonably confident that this work made a positive difference, but the supporting evidence was often lacking. In an attempt to redress the balance, we commissioned mySociety to conduct some research on the impact of this work […]

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Levels of sexual violence in South Africa are among the highest in the world. Despite this, South Africa’s health services and law enforcement are still, in many cases, ill equipped to deal with the problem. Long-term Indigo grantee Health-e News are trying to address the issue through their Izwi Lami (My Voice) project to support […]

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Since 2013 Indigo has been supporting efforts by the British Library to conserve and digitise materials from their War Office Map Archives. This latest post – written by the Library’s Nick Dykes (Project Manager, Modern Maps) and reproduced here with his kind permission – gives an update on some of the stories the work has […]

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Historically, comprehensive and up-to-date legal information has been hard to access for a variety of reasons. In a pre-internet age the costs of printing, storing, updating and accessing physical publications were high and the information would sooner or later go out of date. These costs were often then passed on to consumers of that information, […]

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Commentators and pundits often bemoan political apathy among citizens, particularly younger ones. It’s a trend common to many countries including South Africa where news articles, research reports and opinion pieces regularly warn of the dangers of such apathy. Yet opportunities for meaningful participation can be hard to come by, especially for those who may be […]

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The following press release comes courtesy of 360Giving.  For the first time, organisations wanting to address social issues can easily combine and visualise data to get deep insights into their grantmaking. Coinciding with Open Data Day, 360Giving, the charity that was created by a philanthropist to help donors make better decisions, is launching a free […]

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For several years, Indigo has supported a variety of initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa to make parliamentary information more accessible. Understanding how and why these tools are used and how they may be improved is essential if technologists, civil society and others are to make parliamentary information of value to the people they claim to serve. […]

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