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Community Projects Fund: Call for Applications 2021

For the fifth year in a row, the RIPE NCC is committing to support activities and projects for 'the good of the Internet'. We are pleased to invite applications for funding from the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund. 

Through the Community Projects Fund, the RIPE NCC will provide up to EUR 250,000 per year to support projects of value to the operation, resilience and sustainability of the Internet, with a focus on tools and services benefitting the technical community in the Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. 

The Internet today owes its success to a lot of non-commercial, community-driven work, and this continues to ensure the Internet remains resilient, secure and accessible. If you or your organisation are working on a new or existing project that fits the criteria below and need some financial support to get it off the ground or keep it going, we want to hear from you!

  • Is your project of benefit to the Internet, particularly the RIPE community?
  • Is your project non-commercial in nature? 
  • Do you have a clear project plan and timeline? 

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Funding may be used to purchase equipment, but this cannot be the sole expenditure
  • Funding cannot be used for humanitarian aid, donations, or to encourage political reform
  • Funding cannot be used to provide scholarships or cover tuition fees
  • Funding cannot be used to support any form of commercial activity

The call for applicants will remain open until 23:59 (UTC), Saturday, 31 July 2021. See the RIPE NCC Community Projects Fund page for more details.

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