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Beyond the Net Funding Programme

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.

Now Part of Internet Society Foundation

As of February 2019, Beyond the Net Funding Programme is part of the Internet Society Foundation’s grant portfolio. As a central source for all of our grants programs, the Foundation gives us maximum flexibility to expand opportunities for our community and to extend our reach into new areas where we can make a positive impact.

For more information on the Foundation and its grant programs, visit our Foundation website.

Beyond the Net Grants and Chapterthon Projects

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    Beyond the Net Grants

    The Beyond the Net Funding Programme is proud to announce the results of our 2018 grant application cycle. A total of 49 applications were received and after a thorough review process 15 amazing projects were selected.

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    Chapterthon 2018 Projects

    This year’s focus was on “The Internet of Things (IoT) –The future is ours to shape”. Forty three Chapters participated in the challenge. Congratulations to the Benin Chapter, Winner of Chapterthon 2018, and to the other finalists: Afghanistan Chapter and Brazil Chapter!

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    Chapterthon 2017 Projects

    Chapterthon is a global Internet Society (ISOC) Chapters marathon, where all ISOC Chapters can participate by developing a project within a timeline and budget to achieve a common goal for the development of education and the Internet. The objective of Chapterthon 2017 was set under the theme: “Digital schools”. Thirty Chapters worked together for the development of education and Internet in their regions. The winner is the Internet Society Turkey Chapter for the project Coding Sisters.

Beyond the Net Articles

Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant
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Beyond the Net 5 June 2019

Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant

Applications are now open for the 2019 Beyond the Net Medium and Large Grants. All Internet Society Chapters and Special...

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World
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Beyond the Net 7 February 2019

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World

Last year, we published “The Dawn of New Digital Rights for Finnish Citizens,” about the launch of the New...

In Southeast Asia, Improving Livelihoods Through Crowdsourcing
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Beyond the Net 6 February 2019

In Southeast Asia, Improving Livelihoods Through Crowdsourcing

The Southeast Asia region is one of the fastest growing regions in the world today. With rich natural resources,...

Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap
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Community Networks 22 January 2019

Community Networks: In Tanzania, Helping to Close the Connectivity Gap

Community established networks, also referred to as “community networks” (CNs), have existed for many years and provide a sustainable...

Zimbabwe Chapter Meetup on IoT: Converse / Create / Collaborate
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Beyond the Net 3 January 2019

Zimbabwe Chapter Meetup on IoT: Converse / Create / Collaborate

On December 6th 2018, the Internet Society Zimbabwe Chapter held an Internet of Things (IoT) meetup supported by the...

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity
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In the News 3 January 2019

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity

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