Get Online Week 2012: Participate in the grants scheme!

Telecentre-Europe is running its annual Europe wide campaign Get Online Week between 26th and 30th March 2012, aiming to bring and engage people online.

The campaign will help new internet users, and encourage existing users to take full advantage of a series of online applications and services that enhance the quality of their lives. Campaign activities will be mainly targeted towards youth, unemployed and SMEs.

To achieve the desired objectives, this year Telecentre-Europe is organizing a grant scheme available to all Get Online Week national partners, where partners can get 2,500 EURfor reaching the targets described below.

WHO CAN BE A GRANTEE?

Formal membersof Telecentre-Europe who are registered as national partners of the Get online week 2012 campaign are the potential beneficiaries for the grants, which are conditional on reaching the expected targets.

» More details on becoming a member of Telecentre-Europe AISBL
» Benefits for Get online week 2012 national partners
» Fill the application form to become a National Partner

HOW MUCH ARE THE GRANTS?

A Get Online Week 2012′s grant consists of 2,500 EUR. The grant will be paid up-front, based on a sponsorship contract between Telecentre-Europe AISBL and the national partner.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Once your organization is approved as Get online week 2012 national partner, it will automatically become a potential grantee. Here’s what you have to do in order to get a grant:

» Download the sponsorship contract
» Read carefully and if any queries arise, please contact the campaign manager, Laurentiu Bunescu, at laurentiu.bunescu@telecentre-europe.org
» Pay special attention to the targets mentioned in the contract, see if they are realistic for your organization. Again, if any queries, contact us.
» Upon thorough review of the contract, you can now sign (and stamp, where available) the contract and send it back to us (a scanned electronic version via email, and the hard copy to our office: Rue de Meridien, 30, B1210, Brussels, Belgium).
» We will sign the contract as well, send you the original version, and disburse the grant to your accounts.

GRANT CRITERIA

The criteria (performance indicators) below are based on experiences and performances from last years. We do want to get better each year, but also try to keep realistic with how much we can achieve.

  • People reached or engaged:
    National partners should each aim to reach 5,000 people, but not less than 0,02 % of the total national populations. This will be measured through the online counter. All partners must embed the counter into their learning platforms /products.
  • Promotion of the Youth ICT Employment Assessment tool (details to be announced shortly) to your networks.
  • Build partnerships at national level with organizations, institutions, companies and media.
  • Media coverage:
    • At least 3 articles in written press (with national coverage)
    • GOW 2012 promoted through at least 3 TV / radio shows, interviews, news
    • Social media: extensive use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and blogs
  • Supporting evidence:
    • At least 3 case studies / success stories
    • At least 10 photos
    • At least 3 videos

TIMELINE

» Review contract and resolving any queries arising 15 – 31 January 2012
» Signing contracts 1-10 February 2012
» Grants disbursement 10 – 29 February 2012

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