The Internet Changes Everything
At the Internet Society, we believe that the internet has the power to change lives. That’s why we’ve launched the Beyond the Net Funding Programme, giving everyone the chance to make a positive difference and join us in our mission to provide open, secure internet access for all.
Our Beyond the Net Funding Programme gives Internet Society members the opportunity to contribute at a local or regional level through an Internet Society Chapter. We support bright ideas that work in partnership with local organisations to empower people around the world.
How Beyond the Net funding works
We first started funding community Internet projects back in 2005, and we’ve supported over 180 projects since then. These projects are planned and brought to life by our members.
We’ve helped fund projects covering everything from education and policy-making, from teaching technical skills to at-risk young people, to helping local engineers deploy leading technology.
Examples of successful projects include:
- Helping our Uganda Chapter promote child online safety
- Supporting research, such as the CoMIQuaL, the Collaborative Measurement of Internet Quality in Lebanon with our Lebanon Chapter
- Helping to increase internet access for visually impaired people by supporting our Armenian Chapter in creating an Internet Availability Center for the Cultural Center of the Armenian Society of Blind and Visually Impaired People
- Supporting our Ghana Chapter in providing training in Internet Governance and Standards
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We support bright ideas that work in partnership with local organisations to empower people around the world. Check our programmes specifications (link below) or join us in one of the upcoming Info Sessions
Calendar of Applications
|Programme Name||Application Deadline||Evaluation Period||Final Decisions|
|BNet Medium and Large grants||3 January to 23 March 2017||April - May 2017||30 May 2017|
|BNet Small Grants||30 November 2017||Ongoing||Ongoing|
|Chapterthon||1 August - 15 September 2017||October 2017||October 2017|
|Chapter Admin Funding||1 April to 15 July||Ongoing||Ongoing
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