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A small charity making a big difference

mySociety is the charity that runs FixMyStreet, TheyWorkForYou, WriteToThem, and WhatDoTheyKnow.

We are a small team using technology to help people understand and take part in the decisions that affect their lives and communities.

We are committed to creating a fairer society by providing digital services, research and data, openly and at no cost.


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mySociety works on projects across the areas of democracy, transparency, community and climate. We publish our accounts openly here.

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Donate in Memory

You might choose to remember a loved one by making a donation to mySociety in their memory. When you give in memory of someone, you both help to create a fairer society for years to come.

Dick Fowler donated in memory of a lifelong campaigner to continue their legacy.

To donate in memory or to leave a gift in your will, please contact Alice Williams, our Head of Fundraising, on to discuss a personalised tribute.

The difference we make:

  • Since we started in 2003, we’ve given millions of people an easy route into democracy. 
  • Our services help to hold institutions accountable. For example, citizens used WhatDoTheyKnow to uncover documents about the Post Office Horizon Scandal.
  • 20+ countries are now using our free Alaveteli platform to enable their citizens to access data. In some countries this information is a matter of life and death: eg in Ukraine, vital information about bomb shelter repairs was made public.
  • A GovLab report estimated that we had saved the UK charity sector £70 million a year in time on research and campaigns.

Read more about our impact here.

“Using mySociety services, we uncovered how many survivors of modern slavery were deported or detained in prison-like immigration detention settings. This has helped us illustrate the scale with which survivors are denied justice and support, helping to keep modern slavery in the national news” Maya Esslemont – Director, After Exploitation