Offer: Grants available for up to $5,000 for citizen media outreach projects: Read on!
If you are interested in applying for a microgrant funding of upto $5,000 for citizen media outreach projects -- please read on. Global Voices has just announced this exciting grant yesterday(November 1, 2007) and has asked us share with our PulseWire community.
We would love our PulseWire community to be able to benefit from this. If you are interested in writing a grant and need help, let us know and we may be able to connect you with someone who can help.
Please feel free to forward on to your friends/colleagues who may be interested in this. Information follows:
Application Deadline: November 30, 2007
Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting
project proposals for the second round of microgrant funding of up to
$5,000 for citizen media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will
present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media
techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and
take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, and podcasting
on their own.
In July we funded five projects out of the 142 applications we
received from over 60 different countries. The first five Rising
Voices grantees are based in Bangladesh, Colombia, Bolivia, India, and
Sierra Leone. You can view their applications by clicking on the
relevant links underneath the sub-heading "Grantees" in the sidebar of
the Rising Voices wiki.
Rising Voices aims to help bring new voices from new communities and
speaking new languages to the conversational web, by providing
resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented
communities. Examples of potential projects include:
* Convincing a group of taggers or graffiti artists to transfer their
medium of expression from walls of buildings to blogs, podcasts, and
* Approaching a local NGO with the offer of training their participants
to blog and upload video in order to document the NGO's work and the
community where the participants live.
* Distributing $10 digital cameras to two different groups of the same
community and creating a Flickr group where they confront each other's
photographic perspectives of their city.
* Distributing mp3 recorders to participants of a youth group and helping
them produce monthly audio documentaries featuring elders who describe
how their community has changed over the decades.
This second round of funding differs from the first in one important
aspect. You have the choice to submit your application via email as
before or you can publicly post your proposal on our wiki and receive
feedback on how it can be improved. Public applications can be posted
on the wiki at any time and can be reworked as often as the applicant
sees fit, but all applications must be finalized by the November 30
Rising Voices outreach grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000. Please
be as thoughtful, specific, and realistic as possible when drafting
your budgets. Successful projects will be prominently featured on
To learn how to apply using the wiki you can view the screencast below
or visit the instruction page on the wiki. If you would like to submit
your proposal privately via email you may do so by downloading the
application and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org by
November 30. No late applications will be accepted.