Rising Voices Grants

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Rising Voices Grants: Rising Voices is providing microgrants to support individuals, grassroots groups, networks, and organizations committed to helping their local communities participate more fully in the digital online space.

If you have an idea for a project that would help your local community use citizen media to tell their own story, then you can apply for this funding opportunity and get support in making that idea a reality.

Rising Voices has developed a new platform where applicants can publicly share their ideas with the broader community.

This open process can enable greater opportunities to seek feedback and to help facilitate connections between groups located in the same geographic area or working around the same issue.

Rising Voices will provide up to five microgrants in the amount of $USD 2,500-4,000 to successful applicants that have demonstrated a strong and clear idea how to best provide training and ongoing support to their local community members.

Selected grantee projects will join the Rising Voices community of projects and be featured prominently across the Global Voices network.

Rising Voices seeks project proposals that share our mission of bringing voices from new communities, as well as underrepresented language groups to the online global conversation through the use of participatory citizen media.

The project’s primary activities should be to provide citizen media training workshops to the target community, as well vital ongoing support and mentoring.

Examples of potential projects may include:

  • Organizing a citizen media “boot camp” with experienced local bloggers to train and mentor participants from underrepresented communities that will result in a local network of support.
  • Working with an indigenous community to teach and encourage new generations to begin to use Twitter to connect with others as a way to preserve and promote their native language online.
  • Partnering with a local library with a computer lab to invite community members to discuss local problems and solutions, and train them how to create a group blog to take these conversations to the wider community.
  • Organizing a series of digital photography group walks where residents can document life in their community together and create an online Flickr photography exhibit.
  • Teaching local residents to record and edit audio recordings on Audacity for a community podcast that can be uploaded online, as well as distributed to local radio stations for a wider reach.

Project ideas are not limited to these, and we encourage you to be creative, yet realistic in your proposals.

Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

For more scholarship information and application, please visit; Rising Voices Grants

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