NLnet funding application successful!

:moneybag: Yay! We managed to get some funding, after various failed attempts.

You can see us listed over at NLnet; NGI Zero Discovery now. The next steps are some calls with them to agree on further details about what we’ll be working on, but here’s a snippet from our last email conversation with them about the ideas:

  1. malleable tools for self-organization and community building
    a. implement agreements feature (that has already been designed) - New agreements feature · Issue #2441 · yunity/karrot-frontend · GitHub
    b. add softer sanctions for use in conflict resolution process - discussion: Conflict resolution with possibility to remove user from group - Discussions - Karrot Community
    c. implement place types - Add place types · Issue #2244 · yunity/karrot-frontend · GitHub
    d. add roles that groups can define themselves
    e. limiting activities to certain roles - Activities that require role by nicksellen · Pull Request #2421 · yunity/karrot-frontend · GitHub & Applicant trial pickup proposal - Karrot - Karrot Community

  2. boosting participation and improving contribution experience
    a. refine and produce an open source handbook detailing our participatory design method
    b. simplify frontend data management
    c. improve frontend testing setup
    d. produce better developer documentation, particularly frontend
    e. organising face-to-face meetings and hackweeks for contributors

  3. breaking the silo of group boundaries
    a. conduct a design process to explore what features can better support the groups’ engagement that use Karrot with the wider public
    b. implement the outcome from the design process, a minimum viable feature, in an iterative way

  4. growth and federation
    a. explore options for sharing public information about groups more widely
    b. support public group information to federate across instances
    c. connecting to groups and networks that might benefit from using Karrot

I’m very excited now, I think this will really help, not just about the money, but also the structure, focus, and connection with wider networks.

Thanks everyone for your support and everything :slight_smile: