We make websites that empower citizens worldwide
mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in the UK and working internationally.
We build online technologies that give people the power to get things changed, and we share these technologies so that they can be used anywhere.
… that strong democratic accountability and a thriving civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these only survive when people engage with government and communities.
We work with online technologies
… because the internet can lower the barriers to taking the first civic or democratic steps in a citizen’s life, and it can do so at scale.
In three connected areas of civic life
- Our Democracy tools make parliaments more transparent and accountable
- Our Freedom of Information platform holds governments to account
- Our Better Cities technology helps local authorities and empowers their citizens
We work with partner groups
… to help them build effective civic websites through the implementation of our tools and software.
We ensure our projects are having real impact
… through a rigorous programme of research that we also share with civic tech practitioners worldwide, providing global leadership and inspiration in our sector.
And we also provide Software as a Service
Our work is partially supported by providing services to local government and other organisations that can benefit from our experience in civic technologies.