Tag: funding

ODI Queensland wins AU$400k funding to maximise open access to government data

Pioneer Node ODI Queensland has secured $400k from the government to help enable open access to government data. Alex Leon shares how this new partnership could help bridge the gap between open data commitment and action in Australia Story Bridge

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Omidyar Network Invests $2m in Web Foundation Open Data Programme

Today, we’re delighted to announce that Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm, has invested $2m into the Web Foundation’s Open Data programme. Over the next three years, we’ll be using this grant to enhance the scale and ambition of our

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Big Lottery Fund confirms support for 360Giving

  As part of its commitment to modernising grant making, the Big Lottery Fund has provided 360Giving with a £50,000 development grant so it can take forward its ground-breaking work on open data in the grant making sector. Currently every

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Road to 2015: The Home Straight

The 31st of December 2015 marks the deadline that donors set themselves to make their aid fully transparent. The Road to 2015 campaign was launched over a year ago to push donors to meet their commitment and we are now entering the home

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Hey, Big Spender – Using linked data to inform the management of public funding

Hey, Big Spender – Using linked data to inform the management of public funding   Here at AAM Associates we’re exploring how various data sources and approaches can be used to drive social impact. Earlier in the summer we supported a

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Open data startups get a €100k boost

Open Data Incubator for Europe funds seven startups to innovate with open data, with wide outcomes from tackling infectious diseases to publishing commodity prices Seven businesses from across Europe will receive up to €100k EU grant funding after being selected

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Do we need a better open data tool for UK political donations?

Post: 6 September 2015 Last week on Twitter (from whence all things open data begin) Lawrence Serewicz drew our attention to the launch of Power Search, a new search engine for political campaign contribution data for California, and asked: As covered by

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Eight Cities Chosen in Bloomberg Philanthropies Open Data Challenge

Bloomberg Philanthropies has announced eight cities that will make up the first round of winners from the foundation’s “What Works Cities Initiative”. The $42 million initiative will choose 100 mid-sized cities to help improve their use of data-driven decision making,

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Five ways Addis was different from Doha and Monterrey

Our Africa Regional Director, Nnenna Nwakanma, shares her reflections from the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) in Addis Ababa. In 2008, it was the sandy city of Doha, Qatar, that hosted the second International Conference on Financing

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Open Data Surgeries – Like ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, but with data

This post was originally published on the Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab blog. In July 2015 we held our first open data surgery. We met a lot of groups and were able to talk to them about the sorts of

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