The DADI Foundation has launched the Challenge Award which will award one grant of £10,000 for a project harnessing technology to support democracy.
The Foundation is the independent, charitable arm of DADI – the Decentralized Architecture for a Democratic Internet and provider of blockchain-based cloud computing services. Launched in 2018, the foundation’s mission is to harness technologies to empower the most marginalised, ensuring fair access to technology and supporting robust and inclusive democracies.
The Challenge Award is open to small charities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and new projects that support or develop robust and inclusive democracies.
The successful project will demonstrate a:
- Sound understanding of the challenge they are seeking to address
- Clear vision of why and how tech is the best tool to address these needs
- Passionate team with the skills to deliver.
In addition to a funding grant of £10,000, the award will provide the project with a combination of world-class technical expertise, project management guidance, mentorship and ongoing support to ensure sustainability and scalability.
Commenting on the new award, the DADI Foundation Chief Executive Jennifer Martin-Nye said:
“There is growing evidence that we need to reframe technology’s role in a world with an increasingly unequal distribution of wealth and power.
“We look forward to addressing that challenge by using technology in a proactive, positive way – helping the tech industry and human rights sector to tackle root causes of injustice, and bridging the gap between technological expertise and human rights activism. We’re excited to be opening up the foundation’s first grant as part of that mission, with a second round of grants opening later this year focused on issues such as gender and conflict as barriers to effective participatory democracy.”
The deadline for entries is 31 July 2018.
The shortlist will be confirmed in August, with the winner to be announced in September.
Full details can be found on the DADI Foundation website.
Source: DADI Foundation, 09/07/2018