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Community development: Microgrants and Device Grants

HOT supports global OSM communities to expand their local projects through Microgrants and Device Grants.

OpenStreetMap community leaders around the world are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. Many have a desire or an opportunity to grow their projects mapping their local communities, cities, and countries, but lack the basics to be able to do so. HOT supports these communities through Microgrants and Device Grants, which cover costs for internet access, devices, training, and field activities. Our aim is to support and strengthen local OpenStreetMap communities through providing these basics to key leaders who are transforming their communities through mapping.

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HOT Microgrants 2019: The Highlights

In 2019, HOT provided Microgrants to eight local, regional, and national organizations around the world. Here are some highlights of their work.

Geoffrey Kateregga, Benjamin Dills — 13 July, 2020

Second Round of Rapid Response Micrograntees Announced!

Congratulations to the latest COVID-19 Rapid Response Micrograntees! Their work will make their communities more resilient and help people stay safe.

Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga, Sophie Mower — 30 June, 2020

Applications Open for Facebook Community Impact Microgrants

HOT has opened the application period for Facebook Community Impact Microgrants, with a special focus on projects that engage women and girls in mapping. Apply today!

Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga, Sophie Mower — 27 June, 2020

HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19 – First round of Micrograntees announced

We’re excited to announce the first round of awardees for HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19. Microgrants, which are provided to OpenStreetMap communities to support their local response to the pandemic, have been awarded to projects in Liberia, Uganda, Kenya and Mongolia. Over the next 6 months, these Microgrants will support the following work:

Sophie Mower, Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga — 29 May, 2020

Six Ways Maps can Improve Lives

Alex Glynn — 16 December, 2019