We are excited to announce a second round of grant funding to advance Internet access and connectivity around the world through our BOLT program. In its second year, the BOLT grant program aims to support teams of creatives, technologists, and researchers to develop innovative solutions to Internet connectivity, particularly among communities where current technologies are unavailable or inaccessible. Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded for projects lasting up to 12 months.
“The Internet Society Foundation is committed to using our funding to address the challenges that prevent people from accessing the Internet, in line with our vision of an Internet for Everyone. With almost half of the world still offline, these grants aim to bolster the development of imaginative and sustainable solutions that will promote greater Internet access and connectivity for communities around the world”, noted Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation.
Organizations currently implementing projects around the world through our BOLT grant program include: Digital Empowerment Foundation, Digital Harbor Foundation Inc., Fundación Sole Colombia and the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU).
The BOLT program is open for applications between 8 August and 2 September and the grantees will be announced in October.