At the outset GreenNet was sustained using money from a consulting
practice and grants. In its first few years, GreenNet became about 70%
supported by user fees, with the remainder of support from private foundations.
Today GreenNet is 100% supported by user fees for its basic operations,
with additional funding received to support specific projects.
From its beginning, GreenNet worked with social change organizations,
highlighting and providing training on the benefits of global networking.
GreenNet’s work remains centered around creating awareness of the Internet
as a vital tool for civil society. Aside from our services as an ethical
ISP, we are currently working on various initiatives to help us do this
more effectively, including:
Civil Society Internet Rights project aims to protect the
rights of civil society to campaign on-line. This is part of an International
APC Internet Rights initiative.
GreenNet is also the base of the European
arm of this project.
Action Apps – developed by APC members, these are simple, easy to
use web publishing tools which help the sharing information across organisations
and provide opportunities for dialogue, action and debate.
GN Women’s ICT training: A 2-year project,
the GET IT centre
is a training and access centre for women of Islington and nearby areas
of Hackney and Camden. Part funded
by the European Social Fund, the project developed from the work and
experience of the APC
Our Thanks The GreenNet collective
would like to give our warmest thanks to all of our members who have
kept us going - many of whom have stayed with us rather than go to a
commercial provider. Funding
projects allowed us to continue, diversify and broaden our
ability to support civil society.
We are indebted to the volunteers and the many NGO’s we have worked
with over the years, who have contributed both to the day to day GreenNet
work and various projects.