ACCAN opens funding for telco consumer research and tools

Applications close on 2 April 2012

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has today launched its funding scheme for consumer-focussed telecommunications research and advocacy tools.

The 2012 Round of the ACCAN Grants Scheme, currently in its third year, is worth $250,000 and will provide funding for projects aimed at delivering affordable communications services for all Australians.

Submitted projects should focus on creating resources for communications consumers or ACCAN’s telco consumer advocacy activities.

Each project can apply for funding to a maximum of $60,000.

“Last year the scheme attracted 71 applications for a really wide scope of activities,” said ACCAN chief executive, Teresa Corbin, in a statement.

“Funded projects had one common goal in mind and that’s making the telecommunications market work for consumers.

“The work that comes out of these projects is quite unique and we’d encourage everyone with a great idea to get in touch with the Grants team to discuss it.”

Projects will be assessed by an independent panel, which will make recommendations to the ACCAN Board.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm (AEST) on 2 April 2012, with successful projects to be announced in June 2012.

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