Past funding

Annually we have approximately $500,000 available for community grants. See what work our grants are currently funding below.

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Community Projects

Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2018/19 Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa $21,000 Building Digital Well-Being: A Community Pilot in Hutt City. In progress
2018/19 Hutt City Libraries $6,720 Stepping Out to Grow Stepping UP, digital skills programme. In progress
2018/19 Blind Foundation $30,000 Voice activated access to information phase 1 implementation. In progress
2018/19 Te Ora Hou Wellington East $10,000 Digital Bridge.  In progress
2018/19 Digits $8,970 Digital Inclusion Community Hub. In progress
2018/19 Greater Christchurch Schools’ Network $20,000 ConnectED Aranui. In progress
2018/19 Ten Forward Technology Lounge $5,000 Beginner Tech Workshops for Non-Tech Adults/Seniors. In progress
2018/19 Te Aka Toiu Trust $30,000 Help underprivileged students with learning online. In progress
2017/18
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision $12,500 Develop Data API and front-end application for Ngā Taonga AudioVisual Collection (Phase I) Final report
2017/18
Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind (Blind Foundation)  $25,000 Accessible content for the visually impaired Final report
2017/18
EOS Ecology
$20,000 A community-based online water clarity monitoring tool 
Final report
2017/18
Faucet Foundation
$12,000 Faucet Foundation Incorporated Progress report
2017/18 Skylight Trust 
 $20,000 Resilience Hub/ Digital Resources/ Community Training Modules

Final report

Financial report

 

Internet Research


Date

Recipient

Amount

Project

Report

2018/19 Dr Maggie Hartnett from Massey University $20,000 The Library as a Space for Digital Inclusion: Connecting Communities Through Technology. This project, located within the Equity Through Education Research Centre at Massey University, seeks to investigate the role of public libraries in promoting digital inclusion and overcoming the digital divide. In progress
2018/19 Paua Interface $35,000 Marae Connectivity - critical success factors to getting an innovation domino effect. There is an opportunity to use Mitimiti on the Grid case to inform a greater understanding of critical success factors that can help to inform how marae connectivity might be achieved and scaled, and how subsequent innovation projects have been leveraged.
In progress
2018/19 Dr Caroline Keen $22,920 Children's rights to privacy in the era of Big Data. This research will explore parents and children’s understandings, practices, and perceptions about the risks or advantages of big data, and where they may knowingly or unknowingly be exposed to privacy risks. In progress
2018/19 Laurence Zwimpfer from Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa $25,000 Measuring Digital Divides in Disadvantaged Communities: A Pilot Study. National surveys relying on data collection using telephone or internet surveys do not reach the people who are the most digitally disadvantaged and therefore a different approach is called for. his research will explore an innovative approach for measuring and monitoring the digital divide for identified digitally disadvantaged groups. In progress
2018/19 Dr Claire Henry from Massey University $25,130 Preventing child sexual offending online through effective digital media. This research will investigate the potential for online advertisements to prevent potential offenders accessing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) via the Internet.  In progress
2018/19 A/Prof Kerry Gibson from University of Auckland $28,000 Improving Young New Zealanders’ Mental Health: How the Internet Puts Young People in Touch with Psychological Support. This research designs Internet interventions that will assist young people to recognise when they need offline support, gives them information about what resources are available in their communities and helps them to overcome barriers to making use of offline support. In progress
2017/18
Dr.Holly Randell-Moon from Media and Information Literacy
$7,179

Digital Divide/s: Indigenous communities, digital infrastructure, and creative futures. This project investigates some innovative information and communication technologies (ICT) strategies in Aotearoa New Zealand used by Indigenous organisations to create opportunities for sustainability.

Final report
2017/18
Dr Philippa Smith from Auckland University of Technology
$6,686 Freedom of speech on the Internet – where do we draw the line? This research analyses inappropriate online behaviour to gain a better understanding of its impact on the notion of freedom of speech which has implications for every user of the Internet.
Final report
2017/18
Dr Aniket Mahanti from University of Auckland
$10,000 Longitudinal study of the adoption of Top-level Domain (TLD) Names and Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). Past research has primarily focused on understanding technical behaviour and properties of DNS requests and responses, DNS security, and usage of TLDs. This research will be the first to look at the adoption of new gTLDs and how these gTLDs have implemented DNSSEC.
Progress report
2017/18
Dr Farkhondeh Hassandoust
$14,840 Information Security Online: A Critical Evaluation of College Students’ Security Awareness in New Zealand. This proposed research has two interrelated aims: to evaluate and compare students’ actual InfoSec practices and their perception of their own InfoSec awareness, then to design and propose InfoSec awareness programmes (e.g., workshops, brochures, posters) to improve students’ Internet InfoSec knowledge.
Final report
2017/18 Dr Haibo Zhang from University of Otago $25,000 Accurate synchronization for coherent joint transmission to provide better mobile Internet service. This research aims to develop efficient solutions for coherent joint transmission in 5G networks, where multiple Access Points (APs) cooperate to perform simultaneous data transmission to a single user device to achieve high-quality communication. Final report
2017/18 Dr Simone Rodda from University of Auckland $25,000 To research behaviour change strategies for Internet Addiction: An exploratory study. The study will provide preliminary evidence as to the feasibility of self-managed treatment using action and coping planning for Internet Addiction. And will help to determine whether a large-scale trial should be undertaken in the future. Progress report
2017/18 Dr Yun Sing Koh from the University of Auckland $10,500 Investigating Changes in Phishing Models for Social Networks. The aim of this research is to develop a robust spam phishing detection system to investigate how the New Zealand community is affected by spam phishing in social networks. Progress report


Conference Attendance


Date

Recipient

Amount

Conference

Report

2018/19 Leon Salter $1,54.52 To attend the ANZCA (Australian & New Zealand Communication Association) conference.  
2018/19 Cameron Findlay $3,375 To attend the Creative Commons Global Summit.  
2018/19 Dr Farkhondeh Hassandoust $3,500 To attend the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems conference.  
2018/19 Dr Grace Wang $3,092 To attend the 6th International Conference on Behavioural Addictions (ICBA).  
2018/19 Zoë Haughton $3,500 To attend the California State University (CSUN) Assistive Technology conference. Report
2018/19 Dr Ethan Plaut $3,500 The ACM Global Computing Education Conference (CompEd) 2019.  
2018/19 Dr Elizabeth Berryman $3,500 To attend the International Conference of Digital Health.
2018/19 Dr William Liu $1,875 To attend the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) ASIA PACIFIC 2018 - Innovating for Resilience. Report
2018/19 Nils Pokel $550 To attend the National Digital Forum 2018 in Wellington. Report
2018/19 Laura Jamieson $350 To attend the National Digital Forum 2018 in Wellington. Report
2018/19 Lina Hao $3,500 To attend the 43rd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN). Report
2018/19 Dr Kathleen Kuehn $3,589 To attend the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Report
2018/19 Dr Ulrich Speidel $3,600 To attend the IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE Globecom). Report
2018/19 Prof Paul S. Pang $3,600 To attend the 2018 AI x Cybersecurity Summit associated with the 2018 International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security (AICS 2018). Report
2017/18 Guiying Huang  $1,626 To attend the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (9-12 October 2017, Singapore) Report
2017/18 Winston Roberts $2,800 To attend the Internet Governance Forum (18-21 December 2017,  Geneva, Switzerland)  Report
2017/18 Emma Barker-Clarke $1,977 To attend Online Safety on the Edge conference (1-3 November, Sydney, Australia) Report
2017/18 Lorraine Wiliamson & MOA Kluster $2,800 To attend International Society for Technology in Education conference (24-27 June 2018, Chicago, USA) Report 
2017/18 Dr Aniket Mahanti $4,000 To attend the IEEE Local Computer Networks Conference (LCN) (1-4 October 2018, Chicago, USA) Report
2017/18 Jessica Manis $3,500 To attend the AWE – Augmented World Expo in (30 May- 1 June 2018, Santa Clara, USA) Report
2017/18 Siobhan Leachman $745 To attend the National Digital Forum 2018 (20-21 November 2018, Wellington, NZ) Report
2017/18 Timothy Johnson $4,000 To attend the ICANN GDD Industry Summit 2018 (14-17 May 2018, Vancouver, Canada) Report
2017/18 Dr Farkhondeh Hassandoust $4,000 To attend the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems 2018 (28-30 June 2018, Yokohama, Japan) Report

On-demand


Date

Recipient

Amount

Use

Report

2018/19 Aleksei Fedorow $3,000

Conference Attendance.

To attend the IFIP Networking 2019

 
2018/19 Anna Pendergrast $1,960

Conference Attendance.

To attend the Theorizing the Web conference.

Report
2018/19 Sreenivas Sremath Tirumala $3,210

Conference Attendance.

To attend the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communication and Informatics (ICCCI -2019).

Report
2018/19 Mark Boddington $1,800

Conference Attendance.

To attend the Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Report
2017/18 Aimee Whitcroft $2,500

Conference Attendance.

To attend the #CivilTechFest. Asia's first-ever civil tech conference. 

Report