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Collaboration Lab for Bangladeshi Media & Civil Society

Organisation: Free Press Unlimited (FPU)

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Media Innovation
  • Media support

Funding Size: Up to €60,000

Deadline: 25/04/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – Alliances must consist of at least one media organisation and one CSO. One organisation will apply as the ‘lead’ organisation, responsible for signing the subgrant with Free Press Unlimited and ARTICLE19 and the overall management of the subgrant. The other organisation(s) will act as the co-applicant(s);
    – Applicants eligible for financial support must be non-profit or profit-making entities that can include media outlets, NGOs, CSOs, media development organisations or social enterprises, and must be established and registered in Bangladesh.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Bangladesh
  • Application Language: English

The Free Press Unlimited, in collaboration with ARTICLE 19, invites Bangladeshi civil society organisations (CSOs) and media to form alliances to together apply for this second round of the Collaboration Lab.

The Collaboration Lab is a small grants project for alliances of Bangladeshi media and civil society organisations (CSOs). It aims to promote collaboration on issues that are important and relevant to Bangladeshi citizens, stimulate the development of innovative solutions and facilitate knowledge exchange and mutual learning.

The Collaboration Lab – as part of the project “Joining Forces: CSOs and Media for Accountability in Bangladesh” – is administered by Free Press Unlimited and ARTICLE19 Bangladesh and South Asia, and receives funding from the European Union.

Funding Information

Media and CSOs are invited to form alliances and jointly apply for a one-year subgrant. Each round, the Collaboration Lab is organised around a specific strategy. In this second round, the alliances are asked to submit a proposal to set up an initiative focused on producing an innovative product or tool. A selection committee will then assess the proposals and select around 10 alliances to receive a grant of maximum of 60,000 EUR.

In addition to financial support, the selected alliances will have access to tailor-made capacity building packages that include training and coaching on digital security, gender and inclusion, internal governance, and internal systems and procedures.

See here to learn more and apply.

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