New on-demand funding available (total funding $85,000)
Ciara Arnot Senior Community Advisor •
We have opened a new grant round and welcome you to get in touch to find out more.
- On-demand funding — up to 10k per project
- Applications open: 10 October 2022
- Applications close: The grant will close when all funding is distributed or on 31 March 2023
We believe in an Internet that benefits all the people of Aotearoa. In our latest strategic plan, we outlined our intention to work towards empowering all people in Aotearoa to use, create and innovate on the Internet in a way that keeps them and others safe.
We have done some mahi in this space:
- last years on-demand grant aimed at supporting communities affected by dangerous speech
- our research into what an Internet that benefits people looks like
- our recent staff wānanga series diving into what this strategic goal looks like
In this new grant, we are calling to people who may have wanted a chance to contribute and have an influence on key Internet issues but have faced barriers.
These barriers can take all shapes and sizes. It may be the cost of registration for an event or the accessibility of an event. You might need childcare or to hire a van so that you and your group can get to an event and represent your community's voice. Perhaps you know your stuff, but you are nervous about public speaking, and some coaching would help you to prepare.
We believe that a better Internet reflects all our communities, so we want to create the space for you to have your voice heard. Diversity is our strength, and your voice could make a difference.
We hope to support people to contribute, influence, and get involved in key Internet issues. We have some ideas on what might fit within these parameters. For example, we think “key Internet issues” include mis and dis-information, data sovereignty, digital identity, online harms, and other systemic harms arising from the Internet. However, we are open to hearing your thoughts, so if you have an idea that might fit or something else we haven’t considered here, let’s kōrero.
For more details on the funding
Head over to https://internetnz.nz/funding/grants/.