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From 30 April 2018, we will be suspending the receipt of unsolicited proposals for an initial test period of six months. We will be replacing them with an in-depth focus on one country, desk-based research and visits to meet potential grantees. It is hoped that this new approach will allow us to find high-quality organisations, […]

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In a challenging economic environment hubs need to constantly assess their ability to generate funding – adapting current strategies and introducing new income streams when needed. A good fundraising strategy is key to this process.   Indigo is keen to support our network of hubs brainstorm and share learning about how they can generate and diversify […]

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With International Women’s Day around the corner, I’ve been looking into the history of women in science and technology. When it comes to computing, Ada Lovelace is often celebrated as a pioneer, but as she is celebrated each year on Ada Lovelace Day we thought it might be a good idea to recognise some other […]

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This Saturday sees the 8th annual International Open Data Day and we thought it only right to celebrate a few outstanding examples of open data work we’ve seen from our grantees over the last few years. This year’s event will focus upon four areas: open research data; tracking public money flows; open mapping; and data […]

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Last week, I went along to the Gov ICT conference – it was just down the road from our offices and free to attend, so although it’s a little outside our usual remit I thought it worth popping along for a few hours. And when it comes to ICT, the British Government seems to face […]

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The following guest post is republished here with the kind permission of the British Library. The post was written by map cataloguer, Nick Krebs, as part of an Indigo-funded project to catalogue, preserve and digitise map records from the Library’s War Office Archive. The following is just one of the many stories the work has […]

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The Joint Technology Hub Fund is delighted to announce its latest round of grants to the following hubs:  ActivSpaces in Cameroon (£25,000), iSpace in Ghana (£25,000), Hive Colab  in Uganda (£25,000), Etrilabs in Benin (£12,250), Iceaddis in Ethiopia (£10,950), mHub in Malawi (£10,900), and HapaSpace in Ghana (£10,900). At Indigo Trust we recognise one of the biggest challenges facing […]

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I’ve been taking a look at our web and social media analytics for the last couple of weeks now and there are a few things that just don’t make any sense to me. If you have answers to any of the mysteries below, please let us know on Twitter (@indigotrust) or through our Facebook page: […]

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Last week saw New Philanthropy Capital’s annual conference, NPC Ignites. NPC is a charity think tank and consultancy working with both donors and grantees to maximise impact. I went along to their conference and here’s what I found out… Not everyone is convinced that M&E and impact measurement are difficult. In one of the more memorable […]

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After seven years funding organisations right across sub-Saharan Africa, we have taken the decision to limit future funding to five core countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. The decision was taken after careful consideration and analysis and we hope it will allow us to better support existing and future grantees, while stimulating innovation […]

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