We support projects that use technology as an essential component for promoting transparency and accountability in Africa. Grants are provided for projects with a maximum duration of 2 years and range from $30,000 to $200,000. Support can be for:-
- Projects that plan to develop technology platforms for use in promoting transparency and accountability
- Projects that use pre-existing technology platforms for use in promotion of transparency and accountability
Minimum criteria for organizations seeking funding:-
- Organizations must be registered non-profit or educational organizations
- Organizations must be registered, or headquartered in Africa
- Technology tools must be an essential component of the project
- The technology platform should make it easier for citizens to receive or provide Government information in a way that promotes transparency and accountability
- The project must provide social benefits to citizens
Examples of projects that we would like to support include, but are not limited to:-
- Projects that use technology platforms to improve public service delivery
- Projects that use Government open data to provide tangible & practical benefits to citizens.
ATTI does not support
- Individuals. You must be a registered organization to apply for a grant
- The purchase of capital equipment (servers, computers, phones, cars, buildings etc.)
- Events-based projects; costs of attending workshops or conferences; and generic ICT training or workshops
- Travel in, to and from the United States
- Loans, individual or otherwise
We give priority to organizations working in our priority countries of Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.
If you think your project is eligible for funding, first submit a brief letter of inquiry. You can download the Letter of Inquiry form here (MS Word Doc)
If your letter of inquiry describes a project that seems like a good fit for ATTI, you will be invited to submit a proposal.
Please note that we do not accept unsolicited proposals. Organizations that submit unsolicited proposals will receive notification directing them to first submit a letter of inquiry. Invitation to submit a proposal does not imply a funding commitment on our part.
Edit: January 15, 2013
We are currently not accepting any new submissions for funding until further notice.