Facebook launches $10 million grant for community leaders

Global tech giant, Facebook, has announced the launch of the Facebook Community Leadership Programme, which will include giving up to $10 million in grants to empower and support leaders globally who have built meaningful communities through its platform.

Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Community, and Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships, Facebook, made the announcement today at the Facebook Communities Summit Europe in London, according to a statement from Red Media, Facebook’s PR representative in Nigeria.

Facebook also introduced new tools for group admins and expanded the company’s London-based engineering team aimed at growing and strengthening bonds among community members and promoting safety on Facebook.

“Community leaders often tell Facebook that with additional support they could have more impact. The Facebook Community Leadership Programme is designed to empower leaders from around the world who are building communities through the Facebook family of apps and services,” the statement read.

Through the programme, community leaders from around the world will be offered residency opportunities, which will include training, support and funding.  Up to five leaders will be selected to be community leaders in residence and awarded up to $1,000,000 each to fund their proposals.

There will be fellowship programme for about 100 leaders who will receive up to $50,000 each to be used for a specific community initiative.

Interested applicants can learn and apply for the program here.

 

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    a graduate of Linguistics and a staff writer at Outrepreneurs, Deji's forte includes tech, startups and innovations. Years back, Deji wrote on Entertainment and Lifestyle for a tabloid. If he wasn't a writer, Deji would be a photographer or teacher.

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