[Call for Applications] Digital Whistleblowing Fund

Grants Round 3 Focus: Anticorruption activism with a special mention for projects working on environmental and public health issues.

Deadline for applications: 20 July (more information here)

Whistleblowing is now considered among the most effective and powerful means to expose and combat crime, corruption and public health threats. It has been endorsed by the UN, OECD and major international organizations, and it has broad support from the human rights, anti-corruption, workers’ rights, access to information, and freedom of speech communities.

In particular, digital whistleblowing is being more and more used to fight corruption, defend human rights and the environment, for civil rights activism and electoral integrity monitoring, as well as for watchdog initiatives such as investigative journalism groups and independent media.

Because digital whistleblowing is an enormously effective and adaptable tool for all of these initiatives, we seek to support and strengthen it in a coordinated, sustainable and impactful effort.

Grants awarded to successful organizations include:

  • Micro-grant of up to EUR 3.000 in financial support per project
  • IT and Advisory Services to support the startup of the Digital Whistleblowing Initiative

Services provided are:

  • IT service platform setup, including configuration and customization assistance
  • Training and strategic advisory service for the whistleblowing project design and setup

More information

The Digital Whistleblowing Fund is a small-grant project by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights and Renewable Freedom Foundation that enables investigative journalism groups and human rights grassroots organisations to apply to receive financial, operational and strategic support in starting a secure digital whistleblowing initiative, as part of their social mission.

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