Re: [gaia] RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund :: Two days left to apply!

Jane Coffin <> Fri, 05 August 2022 13:27 UTC

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Thank you, Vesna!

This is a great opportunity!

Have a great weekend all!


On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 7:42 AM Vesna Manojlovic <> wrote:

> Dear GAIA people,
> tl;dr : Please take our money!
> apply before end of 7th August!
> (sorry for the short notice)
> Any questions ->
> Good luck!
> Vesna
> --
> Senior Community Builder, RIPE NCC
> Working times: Monday-Thursday 10-16 CEST
> video version:
> long version:
> For the sixth year in a row, the RIPE NCC is committing to support
> activities and projects for 'the good of the Internet'. We are pleased
> to invite applications for funding from the RIPE NCC Community Projects
> Fund. Through the Community Projects Fund, the RIPE NCC distributes up
> to EUR 250,000 per year to support projects of value to the operation,
> resilience and sustainability of the Internet, with a focus on tools and
> services benefitting the technical community in the Europe, the Middle
> East and Central Asia
> The RIPE NCC has supported a range of projects and innovative ideas over
> its 25-year history, and we are now formalising these efforts through
> the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund. We know there's no shortage of
> brilliant minds in the Internet technical community working on
> groundbreaking projects, but securing funding to support these projects
> can be challenging.
> Call for Applications
> If you or your organisation is working on a new or existing project that
> fits these criteria and needs some financial support to get it off the
> ground or keep it going, we want to hear from you.
> In your application form, you will be asked to describe your project,
> provide the amount of funding you'll need and how it will be spent, and
> give a detailed explanation of how your project benefits the Internet.
> The application deadline is Sunday, 7 August at 23:59 (UTC+2).
> The idea behind the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund was originally
> proposed to RIPE NCC members as a potential "good of the Internet"
> initiative during the RIPE NCC General Meeting November 2014 and
> received initial support at that time. It received further support in
> subsequent years and is included in the RIPE NCC Activity Plan and
> Budget for each year that a call for applications is issued.
> Funding details
> A project can be funded more than once
> There is no minimum amount of funding that must be disbursed each year
> There is no limit on the number of projects that can be funded per year
> Funding may be used to purchase equipment, but this cannot be the sole
> expenditure
> Funding cannot be used for humanitarian aid, donations, or to encourage
> political reform
> Funding cannot be used to provide scholarships or cover tuition fees
> Funding cannot be used to support any form of commercial activity
> (etc)
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