Applications are now open for the Impact Challenge on Safety which is a €10m fund to support organisations across Europe that are working on challenges related to hate, extremism, and child safety, both online and offline. By funding new and existing community projects across Europe, they hope to support initiatives to counter hate and extremism, and help young people to become confident digital citizens.

Each selected grantee receives funding between €50,000 and €1,000,000 and support from Google.

Eligibility Criteria

The Challenge is open to any not-for-profit charity, other not-for-profit organisation, public or private academic or research institution, or for-profit social enterprise company with a charitable project that is located in one of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vatican City. Unfortunately, individuals without organisational affiliation are not eligible to apply.

For-profit businesses that are registered or formed under the laws of their country may apply if their suggested projects have an explicit charitable purpose. The Challenge is looking for innovators who understand the needs of marginalised and vulnerable groups in their own communities and around the world and are working to create new and unexpected solutions to hate speech, extremism, and online child safety. Final discretion as to which organisations and which projects are funded is up to Google.

Applications can be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, or Polish. The Challenge is open to work with organisations with varying levels of English proficiency throughout the review and selection process.

Full details on eligibility, application criteria, and funding information can be found here.