WHAT IS A COLLABORATION GRANT?
It’s cash that you can use for a specific initiative in partnership with another hub. We have three types of grants available:
up to £2000
| this includes travel between hubs to connect - such as attending events, training or site visits
up to £5000
| this includes events that run simultaneously at different hubs, or which are planned together and repeated across multiple hubs in different geographies
up to £10 000
| this includes new initiatives and projects that are jointly created by two or more hubs, that expand the scope of their respective community offerings and lead to long-term sustained partnership
HOW TO APPLY
The application will open at the beginning of January. We will send you a direct link to apply.
You will be required to submit very detailed information about your project idea, including a project description, list of activities and resources, budget breakdown, timeline and project plan, and team member roles and responsibilities.
The deadline to apply is 5pm Central Africa Time on 31 January 2019. No late entries will be considered.
Successful projects will be contacted by mid-February.
The connect.hubs team will work with those teams to develop their project plans throughout March.
Funds will be disbursed in the first week of April. All projects must be complete by 31 June 2019.
We’re looking for bold, exciting ideas that will drive community impact for creative and social sectors.
Our key focus is on collaboration. We want to see partnerships that benefit both hubs; knowledge and resource exchanges; and unexpected, diverse combinations of hubs that expand the realm of possibility. Get creative!
Your project plan should be equally ambitious and fully thought-out, with a realistic timeline and budget.
You must apply with your project proposal as a team of 2 or 3 hubs. Each hub may submit no more than 3 proposals with different hubs. We strongly recommend that you refine just one strong project idea.
You may only apply with hubs that are listed in this directory. Exceptions might be made in rare circumstances - contact firstname.lastname@example.org if this affects you.
HOW TO FIND A HUB TO COLLABORATE WITH
Reach out directly to a hub. Say hello, be polite, and share your ideas!
Browse through the pdf hub directory.
Join the connect.hubs closed Facebook group
Join the connect.hubs Slack
Watch videos by hubs on the connect.hubs YouTube channel
Sign up for the virtual networking chats - to be announced in January
HOW TO DEVELOP A PROJECT PLAN
Check your email, as well as the Facebook group and Slack. Resources and guides will be posted in January.
Ask! Help each other through the journey, share your process and questions with the other hubs in the directory. The connect.hubs team will be available to guide you too.
We’re really looking forward to working with you!
The connect.hubs team: British Council, Hivos, Electric South and Enthuse Afrika.