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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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Every once in a while it’s good to take a step back and reflect on what you do, why you do it and how. We recently decided to review our portfolio of grants to look more closely at how much we were providing, where our money goes and what sort of projects and organisations we […]

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Worldwide, lotteries are big business. They raise billions each year and give away large amounts of charitable funding. But how that money is distributed and who benefits is not always clear. And given the vast amounts of money involved, there is inevitably room for questionable decisions and less-than-transparent funding awards. In South Africa, a consortium […]

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Grassroot is a platform for community organisers and social movements to organise their neighbours. It consists of purpose-built tools that solve real problems for people who want to take action. It connects such leaders to each other, and allow the easy aggregation and analysis of the issues they tackle. Through this grant, we are supporting Grassroot […]

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EveryPolitician is a mySociety initiative to collect the world’s richest dataset on national legislatures around the world – that’s details of every MP, senator and member of congress in (almost) every country. That’s a lot of data that needs updating surprisingly frequently – snap elections, collapses of governments and by-elections mean that there is a […]

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Imagine trying to play football, but not knowing the rules. It’s ridiculous and hard to imagine such a scenario could ever really happen. Yet in many countries, access to legislation and court rulings (the state’s equivalent of the football rule book) is restricted. In recent times, African Legal Information Institutes have been working to remedy […]

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