Grants announcement – follow up grants
We love to share good news, so today we have some more grants to announce.
We distributed $246,361 from our 2022/23 financial year towards digital equity and a safer, more positive Internet to benefit all of Aotearoa. We received such an overwhelming response from the community, with our team talking to almost 80 different organisations and receiving more than 50 applications.
The community need was clear, and with our driving purpose of working towards a better Internet, we opted to offer funding to an extra cohort of grantees from our 2023/24 budget.
Exploring student privacy risks presented by EdTech in NZ schools
Keen Initiatives Limited, Dr Caroline Keen, $10,000
Research will investigate student exposure to data risks introduced by EdTech in New Zealand high schools.
West Tech X
Zeal Education Trust, $10,000
To extend their digital device refurbishment training programme by a term so that more rangitahi can learn skills and gain access to a device.
Smart Access App
Smart Access, $10,000
To resource data gathering for Smart Access app, which can serve as a digital tool that makes towns around Aotearoa more accessible.
Digital access, inclusion and equity for health for MELAA women
Rachel Tapera, University of Auckland, $10,000
To research how MELAA communities, particularly women, engage with the internet to support their health practices.
(MELAA refers to Middle Eastern, Latin American and African).
Shanti Niwas, $10,000
To work with Matakite Trust to run tailored online digital skills training for seniors, mostly in Hindi.
Digital Equity is an Environmental Issue
Anna Zam, $8,800
To conduct research into the relationship between climate equity and digital equity - namely a household’s climate resilience and capability to navigate or access the Internet.
Online Abuse of PM Jacinda Ardern and President Tsai Ing-wen
Dr John Wei, University of Otago, $10,000
Research into online hate and disinformation towards female heads of the state in Aotearoa and Taiwan and potential avenues for a safer, more inclusive, and gender-equal online space.
Developing an internet safety course for people with learning disabilities
People First NZ Inc, $10,000
To develop an Internet safety course that is in Easy Read and an accessible format for people with learning (intellectual) disabilities.
Education Arcade: Developer Tools Refresh
Education Arcade, $9,990
To continue development and distribution of free educational content for children around online safety, through equipment purchase.