We are a not-for-profit social enterprise. We are based in the UK, where we run a number of projects designed to give people the power to get things changed; we also work internationally to support partners who deploy our technology in countries around the world. This work is partially supported by providing software and development services to organisations that can benefit from our experience in civic technologies.
Here’s what we do:
We invent and popularise digital tools that enable citizens to exert power over institutions and decision makers.
Impressive mission, sure. But what does it mean in practice?
… that strong democratic accountability and a thriving civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these cannot survive where people do not engage with government and communities.
We work online
… because we believe that the internet can meaningfully lower the barriers to taking the first civic or democratic steps in a citizen’s life, and that it can do so at scale.
… UK citizens: to contact their politicians, obtain information from public bodies, and get their streets fixed.
… people like us in other countries: to install and run our code, or create sites inspired by our mission.
… clients: who hire our Services team to transform their digital vision into reality.
Read on to find out more about us.