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Six months ago, we awarded the Wikimedia Foundation – the charitable organisation behind Wikipedia – a grant of £10,000 towards the costs of upgrading their mobile portal. Prior to the upgrade, the Wikimedia Foundation relied on a slow and fragile redirect that sent users with certain select smartphones to the portal, which served only high-end phones […]

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Indigo Founder and Director Fran Perrin was a co-signatory to this letter in the Sunday Telegraph on the issue of tax relief for charities. For more information on the issue please take a look at the Give It Back, George website.

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Our friends over at mySociety – the brains behind some of Britain’s best known transparency and democracy websites, like TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem and the excellent FixMyTransport – seem to have been incredibly busy recently, so here’s a quick update on their latest developments: They’ve just hosted AlaveteliCon, a conference dedicated to users of Alaveteli, a piece […]

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Lagos, Nigeria – April 11, 2012 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an institution dedicated to the promotion and celebration of excellence in business leadership and entrepreneurship across Africa, is partnering with Co-Creation Hub Nigeria (CcHub), Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space dedicated to catalysing creative social technology ventures, in an effort to […]

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Kenya has a young population, with the 2009 census indicating that 78.31% of Kenyans are aged 34 or under, 5.9m of whom are voters. In the past, many candidates have appealed to this influential demographic to help them win election, but failed to deliver on their promises once in office. Youth Agenda believes that this […]

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With a population of just 3.5 million and an area larger than that of England and Wales combined, the de facto independent state of Somaliland is not a place that many people are familiar with. We were a little surprised, therefore, when RLabs approached us with a proposal to set up an innovation hub there. […]

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Of all our grantees, iCow is the one that people express most interest in. Not only does it have a cool name, but the idea underlying it – providing dairy farmers with an SMS support and advice service – is so simple that it’s hard to believe nobody else thought of setting up a similar […]

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Earlier this week, we awarded a £30,000 grant to the KINU Group who are establishing an innovation hub in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. The grant will be used to cover things such as rent, salaries and fit-out costs of what will be ‘an open space for Tanzania’s tech community to foster co-creation, innovation […]

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Many of us simply take our homes for granted, barely giving them a second thought until something goes wrong. Millions of people across Africa, however, are living under the threat of forced evictions from governments or businesses keen to get their hands on valuable land. Amnesty International has been campaigning against forced evictions in Kenya […]

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With a proven track record of working to improve the life chances of young people in South Africa, RLabs are an exciting organisation doing impressive work. Given that fact, it’s with great pleasure that we can announce a grant of £10,900 to help them launch a Social Enterprise Innovation Incubator and Accelerator (InnovIA) to nurture new […]

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