Winners will receive cash grants of between $12,000 and $100,000 each to kickstart their projects. These grants can serve as collateral for matching or ‘top up’ grants from other donors or investors. Winners may also be offered opportunities to showcase their projects at international conferences or to venture capital funds for further investment.

Our Mission

To support digital innovation and experimentation that seeks to empower citizens by improving the quality and impact of African civic journalism by using new digital tools and techniques for ‘making’ news, along with new ways for audiences to engage with news, and new models for civic media organisations to sustain themselves.