Global blogging platform to fund new media proposals

The community blogging portal, Global Voices, is currently accepting proposals for media outreach projects that target a specific community. Last day to apply is June 15.
According to the Global Voices Web site, applicants should present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of new media tools like blogging and podcasting.
Grants will range from US$1,000 to US$5,000. Applicants are asked to draft their budgets carefully and to ensure that all costs are as accurate as possible. Successful projects will be prominently featured on Global Voices.
The funds are granted through Global Voices’ outreach program, Rising Voices, which aims to “help bring new voices from new communities to the conversational web, by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to underrepresented communities.”
Interested applicants should download and complete the proposal form available on the Global voices Web site. Proposals should be submitted in English.
For more information, visit Global Voices or contact