The wiki of wikis

Wikis are for people to easily collaborate on the creation of content. Wikipedia, one of the most successful projects on the web, is a wiki.

This page is the master wiki for organising projects on the Open Media Network. Crucially it is a self-organising space. Each of the projects in the Open Media Network can have its own wiki, and can share the content with the entire network, or keep certain things private, as you wish.

Here is a step-by-step guide to using the wiki.

Please try to build the structure of the wiki as you go along.

Here's an example: Let's say people are talking about which mobile device to buy, and you want to talk about tablets - for that you should create a sub-page for tablets. But then someone else wants to talk about smartphones - that is not a sub-page off the tablets page, but a sub-page off the original mobile devices page.

So when you add content, think if you are writing it in the right place, and enjoy adding to the fund of knowledge which the wiki pages will be by making it really useful, like wikipedia.

If in any doubt, please contact the folks at info@visionon.tv

Funding

FUNDRAISING:

Core funding possible link for training: http://www.skillset.org/funding/organisations/

New funding focus April 2012

Funding plan May 2012

news link to look at: - http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/what-we-support

Administrative tools / samples to look at: - https://www.cafonline.org/charity-finance--fundraising/charity-fundraising--support/fundraising-support/fundraising-support-toolkit.aspx

Funding criteria Summary of possible funders and what they need

MB funding

LUSH funding

Funding ideas - the federated open media network

Micro-advertising proposal

Funding - two cultures

Update: I've updated the funding page according to the meeting, feel free to make sure I haven't broken the process or veto anything while writing down these notes (Marc)

Meeting report - Consensus around the book: 3 separate funding: schools (templates, how to's), NGOs (CJ handbook), Publishers (book) Principles: Obviously we don't want to bow to any publisher's whims, though we'll discuss specific demands between us if that happens.

Tasks:

- See Paul / Undercurrents funding links on his blog, and ask Undercurrents about possible funding and grants list. - Esmee Fairbairn - research needed (>form/guidelines files added in the Files section) - Contact Mark Brown: send him a report on the last project and a draft of the book - send email to Mercer's (done: link to online form has been added above) - Skillset research (ask Paul which project he has with them and maybe do an English version or a different project) - find contact / access for D & E Potter foundation - Other grants: Soros, core funding grants below - research Pluto press (done, guidelines and submission info are on dropbox) - research publishing solutions and alternative funding for the book - if we contact moz people, have mozfest tag player ready before (>ask T)

Possible funders:#

Esmee Fairbairn (all year) - POSITIVE - can't be VCJ

(they prefer online application here: http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/funding/main-applying.html)

It's a very detail application.

http://www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk/funding/main-applying.html

QUESTION: What should we be pitching for?

A brief description of your organisation and its relevant track record What you would like us to fund and why it is important What difference the work you propose will make to your organisation and the quality of life for people in the UK (either locally, regionally or nationally) How your proposal fits with one or more of our six priorities, see below:

Within our four areas of interest – the arts, education and learning, the environment and enabling disadvantaged people to participate fully in society – we will prioritise work that:

Addresses a significant gap in provision
Develops or strengthens good practice
Challenges convention or takes a risk in order to address a difficult issue
Tests out new ideas or practices
Takes an enterprising approach to achieving its aims
Sets out to influence policy or change behaviour more widely.





















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Lush Charity Pot - POSITIVE

https://www.lush.co.uk/content/view/393
Support ranges from a few hundred pounds to a maximum of £10,000 per project. Average grant is around £4,000.
Has previously funded Climate Camp TV.
"We believe we can make the most impact by funding projects that other others don't, therefore we give priority to less popular causes which are more difficult to raise funds for..... we prioritise the areas of environment, animal protection and human rights. Ideally, we like to fund projects which genuinely wouldn't happen otherwise.

We support non-violent direct action because we feel it plays an important part in bringing about positive social change. Non-violent direct action includes protests and demonstrations, non-cooperation and other non-violent interventions.....

We ..... strongly prioritise and give larger grants to projects which aim to change opinion and behaviour through raising awareness of issues, activism, education and campaigning.

As well as challenging harmful practices it's important to also create positive alternatives. Therefore, we also look for projects that promote and implement real, positive solutions to the world's problems.

We look for initiatives that reach beyond those directly involved in the project; those that have the potential to benefit many rather than just a few individuals."

Environmental grants are here:
https://www.lush.co.uk/our-values/charity-support/category/26

Human Rights grants are here:
https://www.lush.co.uk/our-values/charity-support/category/25

QUESTION: What is the best radical project to pitch?

Awards for all - POSITIVE
http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/summary.html
"A simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and £10,000.

The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To do this we want to fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes:

- People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills. - Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems. - Improved rural and urban environments - which communities are better able to access and enjoy. - Healthier and more active people and communities.

Simple form and answer in 6 weeks.

Needs to go through Undercurrents as non-profit.

Application form here: http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/apply.html

QUESTION: Need a project for citizen activists working together to solve their problems.

Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust POSITIVE

Deadline > (they have a commission in June) Application to be sent in hardcopy. R sent file to apply@amielandmelburn.org.uk and asked for an application form. Project: Lefty version of the book



















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The Funding Network

Richard comments: Potentially positive but a lot of hoops to jump through.
http://www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk/our-members/project-selection/ion

Select Criteria
Making their selection for the funding event, the Panel assesses the degree of social change created, the impact of the proposed work on its beneficiaries and the ease with which the projects could find finding elsewhere (see detailed questions below). The Panel typically selects a variety of causes for any one event to reflect the variety of interests of our members. In the case of a themed event (in September 2010, the focus was London-based projects), projects selected will all be within the theme chosen. Impact of project: - What actual change will this project generate? - How many people might this project reach? Or, how much of the environment? - Will the project have a transformational effect on people’s lives/environment, rather than helping them a little? - Might the project show the way for others elsewhere? - What evidence might there be that the project could be successful? - Is there a genuine need for this project?
Likelihood of success:
- Is the leadership convincing? - Is the strategy convincing? - Has management networked the field to avoid replication and maximise potential impact through shared learning/resources? - Is the community/group of people affected, at best, involved with the development and activities of the project? - What are the organisation’s finances like? - What are the risks?
Contact: Tillie@thefundingnetwork.org.uk

Skillset

Richard comments: How can we get a funding partner for this? And the criteria are difficult for us to fulfil, because of constant emphasis on "UK TV industry".

i) Film skills fund

Is your organisation eligible? There are not many eligibility criteria organisations need to match prior to submitting applications for funding. Skill set will welcome your application if: - Your organisation fits Skillset's definition; please see below YES - You are able to show at application stage that your project is financially sound; YES - Your organisation is able to secure partnership funding for your project; NOT YET and - You have developed or are about to develop training projects or development activities addressing skill areas prioritised in the different Skillset's funding schemes. PROBABLY
Guidelines for getting grants:http://skillset.org/uploads/pdf/asset_13569.pdf?2

ii) Management and leadership bursaries:

Who can apply to this programme?
Organisations (not individuals) that:
- Can demonstrate a track record of delivering high quality training and development for the UK television industry; ARGUABLY - Are able to deliver course content which specifically addresses the dynamic requirements of a rapidly changing business model in the TV industry; YES - Are specifically addressing Management and Leadership skills; - Utilise tutors that have recent and relevant experience in the television industry; WE WOULD HAVE TO SAY THIS IS NOT RELEVANT - Utilise case studies, examples and supporting information drawn from current UK TV practice.
Guidelines: http://www.skillset.org/funding/organisations/management_and_leadership/article_7840_1.asp

Knight Foundation:
As they don't have a deadline it's not a priority. We have info from past application on the Basecamp account. Access is the only way to go before submitting anything: research funders. Another way to do this is to contact them through a mozfest follow up and the opening of their London office this month.

Richard comments: http://www.knightfoundation.org/what-we-fund/innovating-media
This is for the social use of an innovative technology. Right now our policy is to stitch together and make accessible existing technology, so not much option there. They very much favour US university projects also. And we can't do it withot contacts, a nd a serious geek team, preferably stateside.

Other projects we thought but won't push forward for now as we'll need bigger grant:
Hackney channel run by administrator/manager, rent studio space at Mare St Space studios, get 3 days the project running there and office space for us rest of the time.

Mercers
Submissions: 22 December (4 weeks before meeting Thursday 19 January 2012)
http://www.mercers.co.uk/education
Online application form:
https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_693/Default.asp?CT=CT&SA=SNA&FID=35004&SESID=6031b08574154694b1c1b9b6c1abf056
Project: school version of the book (for non activists)
Present into the proposal the 3 stages of the action (Web app)
Need to get the teachers in (ebook, pedagogic tools, book tour)

Barrow Cadbury Application form: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1357/Default.asp Contact: 020 7632 9068 Funding criteria for “Small Change” -You can apply for £500 – £3,000 maximum, for projects lasting up to one year.

Organisations applying to Small Change must have:

• Formally constituted and have been operating for at least six months; • In most cases, an income of £10,000 or less; • A minimum of three members on the governing body; • A bank account in the name of the organisation.

http://www.bctrust.org.uk/poverty-and-inclusion/

Birmingham and Black Country - use of new technology towards social inclusion - would need local group there for an SRN or something.























- Good list of likely funders

Really happy to be help friends in UK raise upto £500k in seed funding under EIS tax relief for private investors. Next event Adam St Monday - http://www.samsethi.com/

http://www.opendemocracy.net/about/supporters

http://www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk

(NOTE: Needs a member to sponsor it - not sure how to do that)

The Funding Network focuses on social change projects, namely projects that address the root causes of an issue, or pioneer new ways of tackling problems, and that actively promote transformation or change. The Funding Network recognises that many such projects have difficulty finding support. Unlike many funding bodies, we will fund core costs such as salaries and overheads. Although we are not restricting applications to projects of less than a certain size, we suggest you sponsor small and medium-size organisations for whom £5,000 would be a useful contribution. We will endeavour to cover a range of issues at each Funding Event. As we are a registered charity, our projects must either have charitable status or a purpose which is charitable under UK law. We welcome projects which will benefit both the UK and overseas.

Address issues of inequality and disadvantage
Create advocacy, campaigning or dissemination with the potential to change society for the better
Wish to change attitudes, behaviour, laws and public policy
Attempt to find a new/better solution to an underlying problem
Focus on personal development to change the way beneficiaries act and live
Pilot solutions with the potential for expansion to support many more people

Network for Social Change http://thenetworkforsocialchange.org.uk/funding.html

NEEDS FOR THIS:
1. Check if we can meet their interests.
2. The re-boot - leads to a big enough project to go for this
3. Contacts - networking and lobbying with members from, say, May onwards. Contact Polly in Oxford and try to arrange a meeting.

Main funding cycle:

Amount: £15k Deadline: Beginning of September Categories: Arts and Education for Change, Economic Justice, Green Planet, Health and Wholeness, Human Rights, and Peace. NB Have to be proposed by a member.

Major projects:

Normally put together by a group of members for submission in September. Current grants are between £40k and £500k over a period of between 3 and 6 years.

To come to the attention of NSC members, you can post a submission which stays up for 6-9 months at http://thenetworkforsocialchange.org.uk/project-submission.html

Fast track funding:

15 or 20 grants of £5k pledged at conferences twice a year.

The Environmental Funders Network http://www.greenfunders.org/whosinvolved/

These funders need checking individually.

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation

http://www.amielandmelburn.org.uk/trustinfo/grants.htm

http://www.apeuk.org/

Update on 7th December#

Soros grants

Youth Initiative#

Organizations seeking funding must be registered NGOs. Please note: grants will not be made to individuals or for-profit entities. Proposals should not exceed $10,000 or one year in length. All proposals must be submitted in English. The Youth Initiative requests proposals for up to $10,000 in funding to develop and curate thematic pages on a new global youth portal and community YouthPolicy.org. The site aims to consolidate knowledge and information on youth policies across the international sector, ranging from analysis and formulation to implementation and evaluation.

Potential themes for website pages include, but are not limited to: Participation and Citizenship Activism and Volunteering Children and Youth Rights Global Drug Policy Community Work Research and Knowledge Informal Learning Environment and Sustainability Multiculturalism and Minorities Justice application dowloaded

http://www.soros.org/grants/find/grant_apply_step_5_view?country_id=225&grant_type=organizational&initiative_id=youth&initiative_name=Youth+Initiative&grant_id=169&x=36&y=6

Other Youth grant:#

- TOO SMALL, UK NOT A PRIORITY Less interesting (limited to 2000, UK not a priority: The Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people across societies, especially marginalized and excluded communities.  The Open Society Youth Initiative seeks to identify, support and promote the work of European youth seeking to combat xenophobia and intolerance and to promote inclusion. Eligibility

Individuals, informal groups and registered civil society organizations can apply. Grant awards will be no greater than €2,000.   This initiative will focus initially on funding projects in France, Belgium, Hungary and the Czech Republic.  In France and Belgium priority will be given to applications from cities where the Open Society At Home in Europe project has conducted research: Antwerp, Marseille and Paris. In Hungary and the Czech Republic, the Youth Initiative will also prioritize projects that raise awareness of and help achieve the goals of the Decade of Roma Inclusion, an international initiative to improve the welfare of Roma, which focuses on education, employment, health and housing and aims to reduce poverty, combat discrimination and promote gender mainstreaming.

Application form downloaded

http://www.soros.org/grants/find/grant_apply_step_5_view?country_id=225&grant_type=organizational&initiative_id=youth&initiative_name=Youth+Initiative&grant_id=165&x=29&y=7

Media trust... - POSITIVE

The Media Trust has opened a new £250,000 grants programme to fund charities that run digital media projects for people from disadvantaged and isolated communities. The fund is part of the charity's Community Voices project, a two-year, England-wide project funded by the Communities and Local Government department and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

It will give out 26 grants worth between £1,500 and £14,000 each, as well as one grant of £61,000.

The closing date for applications is 28 February.

Arts Council

Lots of grants, the most interesting one (digital, media) are closed but we may apply to one, need to see details. http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/

Lottery fund Awards for All England is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £300 and £10,000. The Awards for All programme aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To do this we want to fund projects that meet one or more of the following outcomes:

http://www.awardsforall.org.uk/england/apply.html

Application forms and guidelines downloaded

Nesta

call them for application form

We invest in early-stage companies, inform policy, and deliver practical programmes that inspire others to solve the big challenges of the future.

http://www.nesta.org.uk - no info on grants on website

Skillsfundingagency

We are a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and our job is to fund and regulate adult further education and skills training in England.

Our mission is to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy. We do this in the context of policy set by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and informed by the needs of businesses, communities and sector and industry bodies.

http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/

Young people learning agency

linked with previous site, no application from online, call them.

http://www.ypla.gov.uk/

Resource page http://www.sourceoxfordshire.org.uk/wps/wcm/connect/micro/SourceOxfordshire/Grants/SourceOxon+-+Grants+List

David and Elaine Potter Foundation
http://www.potterfoundation.com
We should go through Sean Curtis-Ward at Media Trust






--- STILL A DRAFT! New links: http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/

- Initial Training For next year: Call for proposals 02/2011 (expired) http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_1,21,154/ Funding is available for projects that encourage the networking of film schools and mobility of European film students, in particular through collaboration between European film schools, training institutes, and with the participation of partners from the professional sector

- Continuous Training http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_1,1,155/ Call for proposals 07/2011 (expired) Funding is available for training providers to deliver continuous vocational training activities for film and television industry professionals in the areas of new technologies, economic, financial and commercial management and script development. Applicants from the UK can apply for a non-repayable grant of up to 50% towards the costs of the training activity.

- Access to Markets: one-year contracts http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_4,23,171/ Next one June 2012 Call for proposals This scheme supports organisations that propose events and activities (including computer-based information tools) designed to promote European audiovisual works and facilitate access to markets for European professionals. These events can take place inside or outside Europe. 1 June 2012 is for annual activities in 2013 (among other things, computer-based information tools on the audiovisual and cinematographic industry), and for single events starting between 1 January 2013 and 31 May 2013.

- Access to Markets: multi-annual contracts 22 December 2011 http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_4,25,170/ Promotion Access to Markets supports organisations that propose events and activities (including computer-based information tools) designed to promote European audiovisual works and facilitate access to markets for European professionals. These events can take place inside or outside Europe.

This Call for Proposals is for actions envisaged to be carried out over a period of at least three years, which will be covered, if successful, by a multi-annual Framework Partnership Agreement. Applicants interested in submitting actions for just one year should apply under Call for Proposals 36/2011.

The deadline on 22 December 2011 is for activities starting between 1 June 2012 and 31 December 2012. Eligible Activities Promotional events and activities applying for funding must address one of the following topics:

Action 1: Access to markets for European professionals Action 2: Promotion of European audiovisual and/or cinematographic works before and / or during the production phase Action 3: Computer-based information tools on the audiovisual and cinematographic industry, intended for professionals Action 4: Common European promotional activities.

The total budget of this Call for Proposals is €2 million. PB: crazy list of document (e.g: external audit report certifying the accounts for the last two years available, produced by an approved auditor.

Distribution Selective scheme Doesn't work because: Any recent work of fiction (including animated films) or documentary, with a minimum duration of 60 minutes. SEE FOR FUTURE PROJECTS EVENTUALLY

- Development - single project 13 April 2012 http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_2,8,164/ What kinds of projects are eligible?

  • Fiction (one-off and series, minimum duration 50 minutes)
  • Creative documentary (one-off and series, minimum duration 25 minutes)
  • Animation (one-off or series, minimum duration 24 minutes)

All projects must demonstrate a European dimension - they need to have the potential to find audiences and distribution markets in Europe.

- Development - Slate Funding Not for us: Slate Funding is aimed at medium-sized European companies which have experience at an international level and the financial capacity to contemplate and support the simultaneous development of several of their projects.

- Development - Interactive Projects 13 april 2012 http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_2,24,167/ Interactive Projects Development funding is aimed at companies that have produced at least one previous interactive project which has been distributed recently, and that now wish to invest in the development of another interactive project which complements an audiovisual project. The digital content must complement another audiovisual project in one of the eligible MEDIA categories.

- TV Broadcasting 11 June 2012 http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_2,19,169/ The TV Broadcasting scheme aims to help European independent production companies produce a television programme (in principle not intended for theatrical release) with at least three European broadcasters attached.

- i2i Audiovisual 6 June 2012 http://www.mediadeskuk.eu/funding/_2,20,172/ Fiction with a minimum duration of 50 minutes Animation with a minimum duration of 24 minutes Creative documentary with a minimum duration of 25 minutes

Keep also an eye on the "Networking" calendar: e.g fipa festival 23-29 January 2012 in france.

- Festival of media (corporate stuff, mostly not for us) http://www.festivalofmedia.com/global/awards/categories 15-17 april 2012 THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD and other awards

Benefit: This category is about delivering benefit to the consumer - be it a service, a tangible product, or supporting a worthy cause - while also generating goodwill or sales for the brand.

Knightfoundation Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.

http://knightfoundation.org/apply/ submitting an online letter of inquiry and proposal. The first step in submitting a funding request is to use our online letter of inquiry (LOI) system. If we are interested in a full proposal we will contact you via email with a link to the proposal form.

Details on what they fund:

- Journalism & Media innovation: Knight Foundation aims to help sustain democracy by leading journalism to its best possible future in the 21st century.

- Engaged Communities: To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change.

- Fostering the arts: We seek to weave the arts into the fabric of communities to engage and inspire the people living in them.

For next year: 2012 (no deadline yet) The Knight News Challenge is a media innovation contest that aims to advance the future of news by funding new ways to digitally inform communities. http://knightfoundation.org/funding-initiatives/knight-news-challenge/

- Directory of social change: For next year (deadline not announced yet) http://www.dsc.org.uk/PolicyandResearch/News/SocialChangeAwardsWinners2011

- Rockefeller foundation (Eventually, a bit of a stretch)

http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/funding-requests/funding-request.aspx http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/what-we-do/current-work/advancing-innovation-processes-solve Encouraging NGOs, researchers, funders, and entrepreneurs focused on pro-poor innovation to use open-innovation models

- Barry Amiel and Norman Melburn Trust http://www.amielandmelburn.org.uk/trustinfo/grants.htm Thursday 14th July 2011. The closing deadline for submissions to this meeting is Monday 20th June 2011. BUT APPARENTLY THEY HAVE A COMMISSION IN JANUARY, NOT ADVERTISED YET (guidelines application downloaded)

The Trust considers applications for major funding awards (applications over £6,000) only once a year at the January meeting. Please refer to the application guidelines for further information.

f you do wish to put make an application for funds, please contact the administrator on apply@amielandmelburn.org.uk for detailed application guidelines. All applications must be submitted in hardcopy (not by email)

Past project they supported: Medialens Since 2001, we have been describing how mainstream newspapers and broadcasters operate as a propaganda system for the elite interests that dominate modern society.

- Journalismfund.eu (just for info) Grants for investigative journalism

- Mercers Submissions: 4 weeks before meeting Thursday 19 January 2012 http://www.mercers.co.uk/education The Company makes a number of grants to improve the availability and quality of education for children and young adults. These grants are focused on young people from the ages of 5-25, particularly in London, and in the West Midland areas of Walsall, Sandwell and Telford & Wrekin. Applicants must be UK registered charities, UK exempt charities, or state schools and colleges.

Enriches educational opportunity through innovative projects that use art, drama, dance, music and sport; and Builds students' social capital, confidence and life skills.

Kate Rounce Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane, London, EC2V 8HE Phone: 020 7776 7229 Email: kater@mercers.co.uk

- Capital CF - selection of grants http://www.capitalcf.org.uk/grants/grants_available.php

Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund Purpose To support groups working under the themes of Education and Community Development. Please read the guidelines very carefully before applying. Areas Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Southwark, Wandsworth, Westminster Income Threshold Less than £150,000 Closing dates Friday 27th April 2012 Forms Notes Please note future deadlines are provisional - please ensure you check back closer to the time. Guidelines and applications will be available to download approximately 12 weeks before the deadline.

Documents needed: At least 3 Trustees, Directors or Management Committee members (If you are a community organisation, you must have this as a minimum. Registered charities and other bodies’ constitutions may allow for less – in this instance, please contact us prior to making an application). A governing document eg. Constitution or memorandum & articles of association Accounts or a record of income and expenditure for your group, and sound plans for managing your money (if you are a new group you will need to provide a bank statement and a spending plan). A safeguarding policy if you are working with children or young people (under 18) or if you are working with vulnerable adults. http://www.capitalcf.org.uk/grants/training.php

- Baring foundation http://www.baringfoundation.org.uk/ Arts Projects programme 2012 The Arts Projects programme 2012 is closed. The application deadline was 30 September 2011. New grantees will be announced on this website at the end of March 2012

- Foyle Foundation libraries, museums and archives; and • special educational needs and learning difficulties; • projects that reduce overheads or which help generate additional revenue will also be considered. Also the Foundation only supports charities and is not able to support individuals. Application Form and sending this together with the supporting information requested to: Chief Executive The Foyle Foundation Rugby Chambers 2 Rugby Street London WC1N 3QU Applications are accepted all year round. We have no deadlines. Except for capital projects, it may take up to four months, occasionally longer, to receive a decision from the Trustees, so please apply well in advance of your funding requirements. Capital Projects Please note for capital projects seeking more than £50,000 the Foundation will now only consider these twice per year in the Spring and Autumn. Therefore it could be six months or more before we take a decision on your project.

Core project / equipment funding Société Générale UK Group Charitable Trust Fund – for small social and community enterprises in the City of London, Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets. http://www.skst.org/en/1/sgguidelines.html Grants of up to £2,000 are available. http://www.skst.org/en/1/sgapply.html

- City Bridge Trust No deadline, 4 months to get money http://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/CBT/Grants/ProgrammeGuidelines/BridgingCommunities.htm Joint work involving different communities working together, on volunteering or active citizenship projects. We give grants for either running (revenue) costs or capital costs. Grants for running costs can be for up to three year http://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk/cbt/templates/GrantsHowToApply.aspx?NRMODE=Published&NRNODEGUID=%7bE79B6D4C-D666-417B-8AEC-1C08BC28D071%7d&NRORIGINALURL=%2fCBT%2fGrants%2fHowToApply%2ehtm&NRCACHEHINT=NoModifyGuest&FORM=1

List of documents needed: Your group’s rules or constitution • A full list of all the members of the management committee or steering group, including addresses with cheque signatories identified • A copy of a bank statement from the last 3 months • Annual accounts or a statement of income and expenditure • A copy of your business plan • Child Protection Policy or Vulnerable Adult Policy, if applicable Application downloaded.

Digital Storytelling (outside the box) - Arts council Grants for the arts are for activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities, and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work. http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/grants-arts/

(Possibly popcorn.js - Marc will research)

Citizen Journalism Handbook

Possible publishers: http://www.versobooks.com/subjects Strangely our book might not be enough political or personal to appeal to them! Topics they publish: Anthropology & Sociology Art & Aesthetics Biography & Memoir Cultural & Literary Theory Economics Fiction Geography History International Politics Philosophy Political Theory

Contact: Jacob Stevens, Managing Director

Submission guidelines

Please limit your proposal to fifteen pages, and include all of the following:

- a page or two that provides an overview of the book's main themes - a list of contents, with a short paragraph on each chapter - some background on the author, or contributors - a paragraph on what you perceive as the main markets for the book - information about any competing titles, published or forthcoming, of which you're aware - your intended writing timetable

Note that because of the volume of proposals we receive we cannot individually acknowledge them. If we like the sound of a proposal, then we will reply to you within two months.

UK and Rest of World enquiries@verso.co.uk

- Academic publication Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?cid=92

Funding an Alt media space

- Clore Duffield no deadline, from below £5000 up to £1M for special projects. http://www.cloreduffield.org.uk/page_sub.php?id=73&parent=35http://www.cloreduffield.org.uk/page_sub.php?id=79&parent=40 Registered charities with interests in the sectors listed above are welcome to apply to the Main Grants Programme. The Programme can match lottery funding, support capital redevelopments and learning space initiatives, and provide project, programme and revenue funding. er clearly displayed. The letter should include the following information: A brief overview of the work of your organisation A concise account of the project you are seeking funding for A clear statement of the sum you are seeking from the Foundation and the total cost of the project No annual accounts or additional information should be included at this stages

(usually about space - possible to partner?)

Out of topic (to add to donation wiki page): Now that's a clear donate/crowdfunding button: http://www.truth-out.org/

Other links to explore: http://www.eurocult.org/ http://www.bis.gov.uk/ http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.s=tl&topicId=1073858790 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Expired applications (keep an eye for next funding round): http://www.media-box.co.uk/about/what-is-mediabox (several type of funds available)

Update 16th December (and then I'll have to clean this page a bit at some point)

Unltd http://www.unltd.org.uk/ They support local actions in communities, they've sponsored for example: a repair/training bike shop, a disabled e-learning center, training facility in the craft of quilting (!), 2 levels "awards": Level 1 is average £2,500 Level 2 applications are closed for this year (december deadline) How to apply: http://www.unltd.org.uk/template.php?ID=11&PageName=howcaniapplyl1 http://www.unltd.org.uk/template.php?ID=77&Submit=true BUT this award support individuals, not organisations, so we need to adapt the application/project to that. Guidelines is online "Level1booklet" To apply, go to the contact page: http://www2.unltd.org.uk/forms/enquiry

Tudor Trust They fund mostly community projects and actions which help people who are people on the margins of the society BUT education is key to their guidelines so we can propose the workshop/roadshow to them. There is 1st stage proposal, so we don't have to do a full application http://tudortrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/making-a-first-stage-proposal/ One in ten applications receives a grant. http://tudortrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/ ------------------------------------------------

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Rss in as distributed network -
Drupal has it
Idea of distributed networks and all sites support rss out, and more and more

our site can become a super-node, so can a drupal site

talk about using open industrial standards and

rss as database exchange format

also use atom pub

accept any feed - make it all real-time - but we use atom pub

Phil and Tom - Phil to code, Tom to manage

Funding the marketing and promotion as well as the design

open federated network

sustainability may be important

we don't need sustainability - why are loads of people trying this and failing

we sue standards where 3/4 of the web can already talk to us

does the network

talk about the scalability problem

have a scaling big ideas session at hackspace

hyper-local advertising - the distribution is simple, but the monetization - via paypal - tail says where it was created, each level adds encryption - whole unchangeable path - self-moderating - money

3 tiers of aggregation -

Forms are on the files sections.

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