Hivos invites co-working and creative hubs to apply for the Hivos’ collaboration grants. The grants are awarded to co-working, creative hubs, hackers, makers & art spaces in the MENA region who want to create joint projects or benefit from each other’s expertise and/or experience.
In October 2017, Hivos organized the third edition of its Coworking Summit, an annual gathering for founders and managers of creative hubs, coworking, hacker, maker, and art spaces. This year marked a special edition, as Hivos decided to join forces with Afrilabs, bringing together more than 40 hubs from all over Africa.
The event provided a platform for participants to network, share stories and experiences, learn from their peers, get inspired and boost new collaborations. In order to facilitate these processes further, they invite coworking and creative hubs to apply for the Hivos’ collaboration grants.
Hivos will provide the following two type of grants:
- Knowledge exchange grants: This type of grant will be awarded to candidates who want to benefit from each other’s expertise and/or experience. Grants within this category have a value of 1.000 – 5.000 EUR.
- Collaborative projects grants: This type of grant will be awarded to candidates who want to undertake a joint project. Grants within this category have a value of 10.000 – 20.000 EUR.
The total amount of grants awarded for the knowledge exchange and the collaborative projects is 60.000 euros.