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Application Process

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Note: The community Grants Programme is changing. The next call for applications will take place in May 2015.

Where to Start

The Community Grants Programme  supports projects ideas from our Chapters and members that tie in with the Internet Society’s Mission and Values.

We would like all our Community Grant projects to succeed and the key for sucess is preparing. Please carefully read through the following:

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via ZoomGrants. We will not accept proposals submitted beyond deadline or via email.

  • You can access the online form by clicking on the “Apply via ZoomGrants button" (below). You will then be prompted to sign-in using your login details.
  • If you are a first time applicant, select “New ZoomGrants Account” and follow the prompts. 

The next round of applications:  May 2015


Completing the Application Form

Before completing your application, carefuly read through the online form questions and follow the indicated guidelines. 

When responding to questions, be clear and concise. Identify the key elements of your grant request and align them with the Internet Society’s Strategic Objectives.

To help you preparing your project application, we have created a series of tools (below) that we hope will be helpful.

Download The Application Guide

Applicants Guide: provides information about the application process and some tips on how to write a proposal.

Watch The Video Tutorials

Video tutorial (below):  shows you how to plan and enhance your project application.This tutorial is composed of 3 main parts.

Part 1

  • Basic principles of fundraising
  • The "lifecycle" of a Community Grant
  • Turning my idea into a project

Read the full transcript


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Part 1

Part 2

  • What goes into a great proposal
  • The online application

Read the full transcript


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Part 2

Part 3

  • I have received a Community Grant

Read the full transcript


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Part 3


More Information

We want the application process to be as simple as possible. Please, send us your feedback on how we can improve.

If You're Successful

If your application is successful - congratulations!  You will now be responsible for not only changing the world, but reporting back on your progress, documenting how funds are used, and crediting the Internet Society. Learn more about the responsibilities of receiving a Community Grant.


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