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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Five OpenStreetMap Communities Receive Facebook Community Impact Microgrants
Five OSM communities, spread across the Philippines, Turkey, Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia, have received Facebook Community Impact Microgrants to support community engagement and training.
Sophie Mower — 20 October, 2020
Supporting Coronavirus Response Through Mapping in Liberia
In May 2020, iLab Liberia was awarded a microgrant as part of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s (HOT) Rapid Response Microgrant: COVID-19 Program. Here’s iLab’s community blogpost detailing their project.
Carter Draper, Sophie Mower — 24 September, 2020
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