Collaborating with Google.org to empower civil society
We believe that only through creating a unique partnership model between the private sector and civil society to support communities can we effectively challenge rising hate, extremism and polarisation in society.
After a decade of engaging with grassroots initiatives, we know that civil society organisations have the power to build hyper-local solutions. Our collaboration with Google.org has allowed us to help to strengthen civil society across the UK and now in Europe.
Google.org Impact Challenge on Safety (2019-2020)
In mid-2019, we launched a €10million European fund – Google.org’s Impact Challenge on Safety – to support NGOs and expert groups across Europe working on safety topics. The NGOs that applied came from a range of backgrounds and either focused on tackling hate and extremism in their communities or helping young people stay safe online. The applications for this fund are now closed.
Google.org and ISD Innovation Fund (2017-2018)
In late 2017, we launched the Innovation Fund, a £1m fund open to UK organisations tackling hate and extremism in their local communities. Read the impact report to find out more and read the inspiring stories from our grantees!
Play the video below to see behind the scenes.