Friday, August 01, 2008

UK announces new grants for egovernment projects stimulating involvement in democracy

The UK government has announced a £150,000 government scheme to encourage online democracy aimed at charities, community groups and non-government organisations.

Named the Innovation Fund, grants will be made to support projects developing new ways to encourage public participation in the UK's democratic processes and influence government policy.

This is the third year the program has been run, with 8 projects funded in each of the proceeding years.

Most interesting for those not in the UK, ideas are floated publicly in the Fund's website, making them visible to governments in other jurisdictions to study.

More information, and the latest ideas submitted, are available at

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