Rising Voices is providing microgrants to support individuals, grassroots groups, networks, and organizations committed to helping their local communities participate more fully in the digital online space.
If you have an idea for a project that would help your local community use citizen media to tell their own story, then you can apply for this funding opportunity and get support in making that idea a reality.
Beginning with the 2013 round of microgrant funding, Rising Voices has developed a new platform where applicants can publicly share their ideas with the broader community. This open process can enable greater opportunities to seek feedback and to help facilitate connections between groups located in the same geographic area or working around the same issue.
Rising Voices will provide up to five microgrants in the amount of $USD 2,500-4,000 to successful applicants that have demonstrated a strong and clear idea how to best provide training and ongoing support to their local community members. Selected grantee projects will join the Rising Voices community of projects and be featured prominently across the Global Voices network.
Rising Voices seeks project proposals that share our mission of bringing voices from new communities, as well as underrepresented language groups to the online global conversation through the use of participatory citizen media. The project’s primary activities should be to provide citizen media training workshops to the target community, as well vital ongoing support and mentoring.
Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013 at 23:59 GMT
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