Who can apply?

Any nonprofit organisation, social enterprise, government agency or aid agency with digital, non-static content that aims to improve the lives of people in poverty. We are aiming to attract organisations from the following sectors:

  • Health
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Gender Equality
  • Youth
  • Agriculture
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Education


In which countries will the Incubator Programme operate with Free Basics?

Free Basics is currently available in over 35 countries, on more than 45 mobile operators. The idea for the Incubator is to try and attract organisations in countries where the programme is already active. However, organisations from any other global region are welcome to apply, as additional counties are rolling out on an ongoing basis.

The current focus countries are:

  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Colombia
  • DRC
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Vanuatu
  • Zambia