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In the latest Ease of Doing Business rankings from the World Bank, Zambia ranks 111th in the world. That means it’s easier than doing business in Niger or Tajikistan, but more difficult than Samoa or Namibia. By contrast, the UK and US both rank in the top ten, alongside places like New Zealand and Australia. […]

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Loren recently wrote an article for the April edition of Source: Sustainable Development Magazine which focuses on why it’s worth taking risks by investing in African start-ups.  It speaks about lots of our grantees and describes the journey we’ve taken with Co-Creation Hub from its inception to one of Africa’s leading innovation spaces.  Click here to read […]

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The UK is no stranger to bizarre rituals and arcane institutions (see cheese rolling, Morris dancing and swan upping) and the British tax year is no exception. Because of a decision made back in 1752, our accounting year runs from 5 April. So, as we’re now a couple of weeks into a new financial year […]

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Back in October 2014, I blogged about our new system to track proposals and the insights it revealed into our grant-making habits. Six months on and with around a year’s worth of data, what’s changed?

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The following is a progress report prepared Action Group for Democracy and Good Governance in Cameroon. To read more about the grant that we awarded AGDGG and its purpose, please take a look at this post. Non-violent Demonstration – AGDGG, Cameroon from indigotrust

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In June last year, we blogged about our involvement in establishing the Joint Hub Fund to support tech hubs across Africa. Today, Indigo is delighted to announce that we will provide a further £100,000 towards supporting the Fund. This is the largest award Indigo has made since we started supporting technology and development in 2010 and […]

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As part of our ongoing support to 360 Degree Giving, we are pleased to announce that we have awarded a grant of £50,000 to Nesta. 360 Degree Giving was set up to help UK grantmakers and philanthropists publish their grant information online in an easy-to-use way. It aims to improve both the quality and quantity […]

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While Sweden may have passed its first piece of FOI legislation in the 18th century, it’s taken most of the rest of the world quite a while to catch up. Having passed its legislation in 2013, Rwanda is one of the more recent entrants to the FOI community, but it’s apparent that civil society there […]

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Yesterday I was fortunate enough to present at The Impacts of Civil Technology Conference 2015, hosted by mySociety.  As far as I’m aware, it’s the first conference of its kind, digging deep into how we can really assess the impact of civic tech globally to date. It was an action packed day and a really […]

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Writing a good proposal needn't be rocket science... here's how

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