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Beyond the Net 23 January 2017

Beyond the Net Funding Programmes – Call for Applications

By Ilda SimaoFormer Chapter Grants Programme Manager, Internet Society Foundation

We are happy to announce that Applications for Beyond the Net Medium and Large grants are open until Thursday, 23 March 2017.

Beyond the Net seeks to improve the quality of people’s lives in all parts of the world by providing them meaningful access to an open, trusted and global Internet.

Do you have a project that can promote the development of your community, but you don’t have the economic resources to implement it?

Beyond the Net provides funding up to $30,000 USD for one or two years’ projects.

Projects must focus in one or more of the following categories:

  • Access and Development
  • Open Standards, Security and Resilience
  • Policy environment
  • The Internet in support of the Sustainable Development Goals
How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via Zoomgrants Platform. Find all information at:

Participate in an upcoming Info Sessions

During these sessions, we will cover programme specifications and have invited ISOC Experts to cover key topics:

  • How to Plan a Project: Salam Yamout, Regional Director, Middle East
    Tuesday, 7 February @ 16:00 UTC and Tuesday, 23 February @ 10:30 UTC
  •  How to Write a successful Application: Connie Kendig; Senior Grants Manager
    Tuesday, 7 February @ 10:30 UTC and Tuesday, 23 Feb @ 160:0 UTC

Register at

Find Your Inspiration

Did you know that it has been 2 years since we have launched Beyond the Net funding programme, that we have supported 27 medium and large projects and over 200 small projects?

Photo credit: an image from a Beyond the Net project funded in Rwanda. Used with permission.

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Disclaimer: Viewpoints expressed in this post are those of the author and may or may not reflect official Internet Society positions.

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