Announcing $200k innovation grants to address the Internet connectivity gap

We are excited to announce a round of grant funding to advance Internet access and connectivity through our Building Opportunities/Leveraging Technology (BOLT) program. In its first year, the BOLT grant program aims to support teams of creatives, technologists, researchers, and social/cultural workers 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.

“Almost half of the world’s population lacks access to the Internet, “ said Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation. “These grants aim to bolster the development of imaginative, relevant, and sustainable solutions that will promote greater Internet access and connectivity for communities around the world, supporting our vision of an Internet for Everyone”.

The program is open for applications between 27 September and 29 October and the grantees will be announced in November.  See grant details and application process.

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