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We recently announced that we have funded ActionAid in support of a project to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. It’s a huge problem affecting vast swathes of the country, as the following update from ActionAid clearly shows: Halima and her community lost their land to a UK biofuels company.  They were promised […]

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Having previously supported the Co-Creation Hub in Nigeria, Indigo is delighted to announce a £10,000 grant to cover salary costs for a business adviser to provide support to several of the very promising projects that are emerging from the hub. The grant will be used partly to support the following projects: 123Health – A Health […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 14, 2011 – The Indigo Trust, a London foundation that funds technology-driven projects that inspire positive social change, announced it has awarded a grant of £10,000 to the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia. The money will go toward upgrading Wikimedia’s mobile platform, which will enable Wikimedia to better […]

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Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub has incubated plenty of exciting projects and Indigo is delighted to announce three grants of £5,000 each to three separate projects. All of the ideas emerged from the Tech-In Governance event, which Indigo supported back in March. The projects we will be supporting are as follows: Citizens Against Rigging Elections (C.A.R.E): This […]

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Access Info Europe and mySociety, the organisation behind some of the UK’s best known transparency and accountability sites, have launched a new website that allows members of the public to quickly and easily submit freedom of information requests to the European Union. AsktheEU allows users to submit requests, which are then forwarded on to the relevant […]

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Despite its prolonged and bloody civil war, Liberia is rebuilding itself thanks, in part, to a nascent tech community committed to social change and economic development. Indigo is delighted, therefore, to be providing a grant of £20,000 to iLab, a computer lab based in Monrovia that provides access to cutting edge technology, expert IT assistance […]

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Indigo is delighted to announce a grant of £10,000 to ActionAid in support of a project to map incidents of land grabbing in rural Tanzania. With about 435,840 hectares of land earmarked for biofuels production in Tanzania, land grabbing by foreign investors is a considerable problem. In collaboration with local and international partners, ActionAid will use […]

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GlobalGiving.co.uk has been helping grassroots development organisations raise funds for projects all over the world. For organisations that are interested, the process simply involves filling out the online form, submitting the required vetting documentation and posting your project for funding. Organisations new to GlobalGiving.co.uk will first participate in the upcoming Gateway Challenge. The Gateway Challenge is an opportunity for organisations to try […]

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Indigo trustees Fran and Will Perrin will be taking part in a live Q and A with the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network tomorrow (Tuesday 11 October) between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. They’ll be talking about some of the issues raised in the recent paper on Philanthropy and Social Media produced by the Institute for Philanthropy […]

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Indigo grantee iCow have been going from strength to strength in the last couple of months. Here’s their September update: The last two months have been a whirlwind of activity for iCow. Apart from exhibiting nationally at the Nyeri, Nakuru and Nairobi Shows, we were invited to exhibit iCow at two international events The Power […]

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