Community and Network Fund

With the Community and Network Fund (CNF), DDP supports initiatives for building skills, capacities, collaboration, and exchange among organisations and individuals working on internet freedom, or digital or holistic security for human rights defenders. Activities supported can include the organisation of regional or global collaborative meetings among rapid responders and training for members of CiviCERT on advanced malware protection. The funding provided can be up to €15.000. The next call for applications is delayed until further notice.
The Community and Network Fund can be used for a wide variety of projects to the benefit of holistic responders to digital threats against HRDs. This can include, for example:
  • hosting meetings or conferences to strengthen collaboration between rapid responders;
  • capacity-building and training within the holistic security trainers communities or among rapid responders networks to digital threats;
  • creating, translating, or maintaining useful creative-commons guides, repositories or resources for learning
  • set up or maintaining helpdesks or helplines.
In order to be considered, applicants should share DDP’s commitment to open knowledge and all materials produced should be made available to the broader relevant networks insofar as this can be done in a safe and secure manner.

Application Process

Applications for the Community and Network Fund are currently closed.