From an ILAT posting by Eddie Avila…
Rising Voices has launched the 2014 Microgrants for Citizen Media Outreach Projects. Perhaps there are people on this list who might be interested in teaching others in their communities how to use digital/citizen media for language preservation and revitalization. But we are open to all types of projects with a focus on digital citizen media, especially targeted at those communities underrepresented online.
For more information, please visit our platform where you can find the guidelines, FAQ, and submission form:
This year we are awarding up to ten small grants.
Deadline is April 9, 2014.
From the 2014 Microgrant website
Do you have an idea for a project to help your local community use citizen media to tell their story? Do you need funding and support for it to become a reality? Do you want to be part of a network that helps bridge the digital participation gap worldwide?
If you answer “yes” to all three questions, then we invite you to take part in the 2014 Rising Voices Microgrant Competition.
Rising Voices supports people in sharing knowledge and skills about citizen media for digital storytelling and citizen participation. Since 2007, we have supported 40 small-scale citizen media projects with funding and mentoring and welcomed them to the Global Voices community.
These projects have helped local leaders introduce new and underrepresented voices to the global digital conversation, shining a light on issues that are important to their own communities.
Over the past three years of holding microgrant competitions, we have seen how awareness of digital tools and communication has spread exponentially. We have received thousands of applications from more than 100 countries. With this in mind, we are increasing the number of grants we will award this year, even though they will be slightly smaller than in the past.
In 2014, we will be awarding up to 10 micro-grants of between USD $2,000-2,500 to projects with a strong and clear idea for how to provide training and ongoing support to a local community. New grantees will join the Rising Voices network and will be featured on Global Voice