The Open Data Day (ODD) is currently accepting applications for the Open Mapping Mini-Grants to support organisations hosting open mapping events and activities across the world.
This call is specifically seeking to promote events related to open mapping – such as the use and promotion of geodata, mapathons, environmental monitoring, disaster response, community mapping, land productivity analysis, etc.
- A total of 8 open mapping events will be supported with a grant amount of USD 300 each, thanks to the sponsorship of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT).
- The call welcomes all registered organisations across the world interested in hosting in-person open data events and activities in their country. An individual cannot apply, and the events cannot be virtual or online.
- The events supported by the grants should take place during the Open Data Day from 2nd to 8th March 2024 and must be registered at the Open Data Day website. To be awarded a mini-grant, the event must fit into this year’s thematic focus “Open Data for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
- Registered civil society organisation events supported by the mini-grants cannot be used to fund government events. The grant payment will be transferred to the successful grantees after their event takes place and once the Open Knowledge Foundation team receives a draft blog post about the event.
- The submitted events will be assessed by an organising committee made up of one member from each above sponsoring organisation, plus one member from Open Knowledge Ghana and one from Open Knowledge Nepal. Applications will be blind-reviewed and given a score according to the following criteria.
- Alignment with Open Data Day 2024 thematic focus
- Diversity within SDGs, and in terms of geography, gender, and type of activities
- Novelty/creativity of the proposal
- Community aspect: to what extent the proposal promotes community involvement (especially local communities)
- Achievability of the activity and level of commitment of the organisers when writing the proposal
- Organisations taking part in Open Data Day for the first time will receive an extra point, as will organisations that have not received mini-grants in past editions of the event.
- The winning organisations will be contacted from 19th February. The official announcement of the list of grantees will be made on 26th February.
For more information, visit ODD.