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News — 02 February, 2017

HOT Microgrants Programme Launches

We're excited to launch the HOT Microgrants Program!

Many OSM communities around the world are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. HOT wants to support the development of these communities, through providing funding for basics. For example, GPS devices, internet access, and training costs. We're looking to provide up to ten Microgrants between $2,000 - $5,000 USD. Our goal is to enable the development of local OSM communities, to increase skills, capacity and experience. We will award grants to projects which broadly contribute to HOT's mission.


More details on the programme and the application form can be found here. HOT support will be provided before, during and after the grants period. Applications must be received by 12th March 2017. 


We are primarily looking to support communities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America/Caribbean and Africa, but will consider other locations.


We hosted a live community chat to answer questions from applicants. The Q&A summary can be viewed here. Email with questions. 


With many thanks to all donors who supported our #mapthedifference campaign to make this programme possible, especially our generous corporate partners: