The Indigo Trust
The Indigo Trust is a UK-based grant making foundation that works to create a world of active, informed citizens and responsive, accountable governments that together drive positive change in society.
Indigo provides small and high-risk grants (usually £10,000-20,000) to early-stage projects or organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa aimed at stimulating innovative approaches to transparency, accountability and citizen empowerment work. Indigo particularly focuses its efforts on supporting projects with low operating costs or sustainable business models and which use appropriate technology that is widely adopted locally. We give a strong preference to organisations based in Sub-Saharan Africa, as opposed to simply working there. We currently have two funding streams for this work focusing on:
- Projects and organisations that leverage the power of mobile and web technologies, to foster active, informed citizens and accountable governments.
- Technology innovation hubs and civic tech communities that use information communication technologies for positive social change.