Applications wanted for Google.org Impact Challenge
23 May 2019by Chloe Green
Applications are closing soon for the Google.Org Impact Challenge on Safety
- a €10m fund to support organisations across Europe that are working on challenges related to hate, extremism and child safety, both online and offline.
By funding new and existing community projects across Europe, the project hopes to support initiatives to counter hate and extremism and help young people to become confident digital citizens.
Together with a judge panel comprised of subject matter experts and local key opinion formers, Google.org will provide a strategic package of support including grant funding and Google volunteers to select organsations.
As the philanthropic arm of tech giant Google, since 2005 Google.org has worked to extend the reach of nonprofit innovators and connect them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, tools, and volunteers from around Google.
UK projects already underway thanks to support from the Impact Challenge on Safety include the ISD's Innovation Fund
, which supports new educational approaches, community projects and cutting edge technologies to counter hate and extremism with at-risk audiences; and a £600,000 grant towards Catch 22's
programme among frontline youth workers to tackle the risks of violent content on social media.
Applications close on the 28th June, with winners announced in early December. Google.org will be hosting a series of workshops in cities across the EU to discuss online safety and extremism, as well as provide guidance on applying for the Challenge.