What are the WBI Community Action Projects?
A partnership between the World Bank Institute and the British Council Global Changemakers, WBI Community Action Projects are an opportunity to receive grant funding to support projects that specifically target anti-corruption activities leveraging the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) As ICTs have become a central part of today’s life and mobile phones in particular have become a tool for social inclusion -especially in developing countries- they have the potential to be powerful instruments through which to empower citizens to demand better governance and less corruption. In order to be eligible to apply, individuals must either be Global Changemakers or be members of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption network (GYAC). WBICAPs are for individuals, and the individual applicants will be held accountable for reporting, compliance, etc.
• Operate openly, combat corruption non-violently, and be non-partisan. Funding may not be used to advocate or lobby on behalf of any political party or individual politician.
• Have measurable targets and comply with all reporting requirements, as outlined in the application procedures
• Feature the GYAC and GCM networks, and the WBI-GCM Anti-Corruption toolkit (once complete)
• leverage the use of ICT as a tool to include citizens 10 grants of $ 3,000 USD each will be available each year.
Who can apply for a WBICAP?
Members of the GYAC-N and Global Changemakers that have attended a GCM event are eligible to apply for a WBICAP.
How do I apply for a WBICAP?
To fill in the online application follow this link:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/applicationWBICAPs
Read the rest of the Grant Guidelines HERE, and the profiles of the the three GYACers who won in the first round of WBI CAP grants HERE (so you'll be informed on the successful project ideas). We'll be watching out for the next GYAC winners, to be featured in the coming newsletters! Best of luck to all, and together against corruption!