Global Voices has two key arms that are doing magnificent work. Rising Voices, which handles citizen media outreach, is now accepting project proposals for microgrant funding of up to US $5,000 for worthwhile media outreach projects.
The idea is to fund projects that teach citizen media techniques to communities that need to be heard, but do not have the tools at their disposal to learn about blogging, video-blogging, and podcasting on their own. If you have an idea for such a project, start working on your proposal now – the deadline for submission is January 18th.
Previous projects have accomplished wonderful results – check out a few of them here, including the awesome FOKO from Madagascar, Colombia’s HiperBarrio, Nari Jibon, Repacted from Kenya, Voces Bolivianas and an outstanding initiative from Jamaica called Prison Diaries.
Rising Voices is changing the world – and the blogosphere – one project at a time. The next project could be yours, so get busy! Apply here and apply now!