FAQs

ABOUT INDELA

What is Indela?

Indela is the product of a partnership between Fundación Avina, Luminate and Open Society Foundations (OSF), with support from the Ford Foundation and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), which aims to advance digital rights in Latin America and strengthen the ecosystem defending them.

What do we do?

  • We seek to advance digital rights protections in law and policy, the enforcement of those rights, and the capacity of individuals and societies to exercise them;
  • We support the development of Latin American organizations with a focus on digital rights;
  • We contribute to the strengthening of the regional digital rights ecosystem.

How does Indela contribute to the digital rights ecosystem?

Indela provides support with financing, consultancy services, and access to networks.

When does the second open call starts?

The second call opened on March 4, 2020 and closed on April 30, 2020. The dates for future open calls have not been established yet.

 

ABOUT THE PROCESS

Who can apply?

Latin American organizations working to advance digital rights protections in law and policy will be considered for Indela funding.

How do I know if an application is successful?

Indela will contact shortlisted applicants by email to discuss next steps in the selection process. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.

ABOUT THE FUNDING THAT IS AVAILABLE

What types of projects will Indela consider for funding?

Indela will consider projects with an ultimate goal of advancing digital rights law and policy in Latin America, as well as the enforcement and exercise of those rights. For example, we may consider a research project, if the research would be applied to an identifiable law and policy initiative. Another example we would consider is a public communication campaign that would encourage awareness about how to exercise a digital right.

What does Indela consider to be a digital right?

Indela considers digital rights to be human, civil and political rights affected by digital technologies. Indela, and its funders, have traditionally focused on the rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and access to knowledge that continue to be affected in new ways by the myriad developments in information technology.

What type of support does Indela offer?

Beyond financial support, successful applicants will have the opportunity to engage with consultancy services that can help to strengthen organizational capacity building, and/or the impact of the proposed project. Through this initiative, Indela supports its grantees by giving them the space and trust to choose their own consultancies based on their perceived needs and priorities. Consultancy services may include (but are not limited to): communications, litigation strategy development, security, fundraising, and organizational policy development,  among others.

What is the size of Indela’s grants?

We provide grants up to the amount of USD 75,000, for an average period of 12 to 18 months. This flexible approach has helped us to fund a diverse range of projects proposed by organizations throughout Latin America. 

How are projects evaluated? Is funding tied to meeting particular deliverables?

To support strong projects with meaningful impact, improve our own practices, as well as share learnings with the broader field of philanthropy, Indela is committed to meaningful monitoring and evaluation processes. To this end, Indela collects quantitative and qualitative data and requests real-time feedback from its grantees, in order to make appropriate project adjustments when necessary.

After an application has been approved, we will meet with you to discuss any questions or concerns, additional requested resources (such as communications and consultancy services), as well as reporting and evaluation expectations and requirements. We usually disburse grant payments in accordance with the fulfillment of particular goals and/or criteria. We are transparent about these terms and will discuss them with you beforehand.

Ultimately, our hope is that our evaluation practices will help us to provide meaningful support to the Latin American digital rights field, as well as understand the impacts of our grantmaking.

Would successful applicants ever be required to return Indela funding?

Organizations that receive Indela funding would only be required to return funding if they do not comply with the terms of their grant contract (deliverables).

How is funding allocated when a project is proposed by a partnership of two or more organizations?

In the case of a project proposal from two or more partnering organizations, only one organization will act as the recipient of funds. The recipient organization will be in charge of distributing the funds necessary to its partners for the implementation of the project. The distribution itself is the responsibility of the applicant organizations.

What documents must successful applicants use to demonstrate their expenses covered by an Indela grant?

Any legal document valid in the applicant’s country can be used to confirm expenses covered by an Indela grant. In exceptional cases, declarations made by the organization itself may also be accepted.

What data security practices does Indela have in place to keep the information safe?

You can read more about our privacy and data protection policies here. If you have any questions about our practices and policies please contact: coordinacion@indela.fund

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