Open Data Day 2021 mini-grant scheme

I am thrilled to announce that once again the Open Knowledge Foundation is giving out mini-grants to support people hosting Open Data Day events across the world.

We have 50 mini-grants of $300 USD each to give out this year and we are providing mini-grants to both:

  • Real world events in your location, and
  • Online events to connect with community members and people around the world virtually

To be awarded a mini-grant, events must fit into one of the four tracks:

  1. Environmental data
  2. Tracking public money flows
  3. Open mapping
  4. Data for equal development

Find out more in our launch blog post:

Apply by 12pm GMT on Friday 5th February via the application form.

Help us spread the word about Open Data Day around the world by translating the website and key messages for your country. See Google doc for details.

And please reply to this message or email if you have any further questions about the mini-grants.

Stephen Abbott Pugh
Content development manager

Open Knowledge Foundation - For a fair, free and open future

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For #OpenDataDay 2021, we recognise that many people will need to celebrate by hosting online events rather than getting together for in-person gatherings.

So we’ve published some advice about tips and tools that may help you if you’re planning an online event this year:

Remember to apply before 12pm GMT on Friday 5th February to be in the running to receive one of our $300 USD mini-grants:

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Pleased to announce that the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery are partnering with Open Knowledge Foundation to support the Open Data Day mini-grant scheme:

Meet the organisations receiving Open Data Day 2021 mini-grants:

Thanks to the generous support of this year’s mini-grant funders –Microsoft, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Mapbox, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Latin American Open Data Initiative, Open Contracting Partnership and Datopian – the Open Knowledge Foundation will be giving out a total of 61 mini-grants to help organisations run great online or in-person events on or around Open Data Day.

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