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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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In March 2015, Nigerians go to the polls to vote in Africa’s largest election. Yet a vote every four or five years does little to ensure responsive, responsible day-to-day government for ordinary citizens. This is a problem recognised by the Follow the Money team in Nigeria, who we have just supported with a £20,000 grant. Follow […]

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Readers of this blog will be aware that we have made a number of grants to South African organisations in recent months as part of a push to increase our work there in the transparency and accountability space.

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Uganda’s open data scene looks interesting at the moment and we’re glad to be able to support it through some of our grants. We recently awarded a grant to Development Research and Training for their open data work in the country and are delighted to award Fruits of Thought a second grant of £18,895 towards […]

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We have previously worked with Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) on a service delivery project that you can read more about here. We are delighted to announce a second grant to them of £19,673. This funding will go towards training  the duty bearers/leaders  in the use  of mobile applications, use of internet, Ushahidi and using social […]

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Within a short space of time South Africa’s digital newspaper, Daily Maverick, has become a trusted, go-to resource for insightful journalism and interesting commentary. Their most famous moment came in 2012 when they broke the news of the Marikana miners’ strike massacre in a story that made headlines around the world. Given their track record of high quality, investigative […]

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‘I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my producer and inspirational director, my wonderful co-stars, my parents, my pet dog…’ This is the sort of thing you are guaranteed to hear at pretty much any Oscars ceremony, but perhaps not at the Honesty Oscars – a joint initiative of ONE and Accountability Lab. It’s a week-long event […]

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