£1.5M funding to improve geospatial public services

£1.5 million geospatial competition open to improve public services

  • A share of up to £1.5 million is available to test crowdsourcing of geospatial data
  • The Geospatial Commission will fund projects that use data linked to location to improve public services

Minister says the competition "will further cement the UK's place as a geospatial world leader"

The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to launch a new government competition where organisations can apply for a share of £1.5 million to fund projects which use data linked to location. Between £50,000 to £750,000 could be granted to eligible organisations.


The aim of the competition is explore the benefits and challenges of crowdsourcing data. It will encourage different organisations to work together to identify innovative new ways for crowdsourced data, to either:

  • Improve the delivery of public services
  • Support the third sector
  • Enhance the quality of open public datasets

Your proposal must demonstrate how your project will have benefits, in either scope or scale, beyond the initial funding phase. For more information.


The closing date for this competition is Wednesday 30th January 2019.


The Geospatial Commission and Knowledge Transfer Network are organising a briefing event on Monday 3 December in central London, for its crowdsourcing competition. This is an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions face-to-face to ensure high quality applications. Register now

posted by LGA Transparency Programme on 28th November 2018

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