As a part of their Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives project, the Association for Progressive Communications and Rhizomatica have introduced Catalytic intervention grants. The grants aim to support a more sustainable community network environment and are open to applicants in the global South and countries listed as Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The call welcomes all initiatives and projects directly working on or with community networks in the following areas:
- Access to spectrum and corresponding regulation
- Incorporation of new and different technologies
- Women, queer, trans and gender-diverse networks
- Local and indigenous content production
- Network resiliency, development and environmentally viable energy for all
- Indigenous-led networks, land rights and climate justice
- Unlocking universal service funds
- Sustainability, regional and cross-regional consolidation of community networks
- Networks led by people living with disabilities.
The maximum amount requested per project is USD 30,000, USD 40,000 for joint submissions, and USD 60,000 if the applicants can justify the need for such a budget when using specific technologies.
This call closes on 22 May 2019.
Find out more about the opportunity and apply here.