To those who have been anxiously waiting for the WBI CAPs to accept applications again, the long wait is over. You can now breathe -- or not: you need to work hard on your application to get your project running, with the seed grant of US$3,000. For the next two weeks, from 1-15 May 2012, you can send in your applications for WBI CAPs.
As members of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, we've all got ideas on how to fight corruption and encourage transparency and accountability. The WBI CAPs will help you unlock the doors for those project ideas and open opportunities for the youth and for society to be vigilant about corruption -- using ICT.
Launched just a year ago, the WBI CAP grant program is a partnership between the World Bank Institute and the British Council Global Changemakers. It is 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.
WBI CAPs must:
• 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 WBI CAP?
Members of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC) and Global Changemakers who have attended a GCM event are eligible to apply for a WBICAP.
How do I apply for a WBICAP?
Be sure to read the General Guidelines for the grants, and you are also encouraged to use the Project Management toolkit in planning your project. If you want more info, why not read up on past winners? Here they are:
Remember that the deadline is 15 May. So, without further ado, best of luck and head over to those links! We look forward to featuring the successful applications aka winners soon.