A grant recently caught our eye that we thought to share with our network, offered by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), a federal nonprofit. The Community Investment Program funds projects that innovative projects that support the development and/or enhancement of the internet for the benefit of all Canadians, including:
- Community access to the internet, internet tools, and/or devices;
- Online services for vulnerable or disadvantaged groups; (these online services must create efficiencies);
- Digital literacy and/or web safety;
- Infrastructure and internet security; (infrastructure must bring new or improved internet services to regional, rural and remote communities);
- Research focused on technological aspects of the internet;
- Knowledge-sharing activities that lead to more effective internet governance;
- Increase public participation in policy making and political processes;
- Address social, economic and/or environmental needs
According to their website, the typical grant will be approximately $25,000 – $50,000, to a maximum of $100,000. Their Application Guidelines outline the eligibility requirements, giving focus areas, and application process.
We are often discovering new grant opportunities, and this is just one of them. We always welcome groups to make an appointment with us to consult FundTracker for free, which helps groups search for funding opportunities that are right for them.