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Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day 2022 Small Grants

Open Knowledge Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the Open Data Day 2022 Small Grants Application to support organisations hosting Open Data events and activities across the world. You are encouraged to apply. See more information below.

Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day 2022 Small Grants (USD 500 to USD 1000)

Depending on the types of events, the grant will support selected registered organisations with grants ranging from USD 500 to USD 1000 each. The application deadline is 13th May 2022 and the events supported by the grant should take place from 1st June 2022 until 31st August 2022. The grants will favour work across disciplines, targeted campaigns and advocacy efforts to support the Paris Agreement, local efforts tackling climate change, and using open data for social impact.

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This year’s grant funding is OPEN for in-person events only and will support 14 events. 10 open data events and 4 special category events.


  • The small grant application is open to all registered organisations across the world, who are interested in hosting in-person open data events and activities in their country.
  • An individual cannot apply for this year’s small grant application, and the events cannot be virtual or online.
  • The application of special grants for the “Ocean data for a thriving planet” category is restricted to organisations and communities living in coastal nations.


This year’s categories are:

  • Environmental data: Use open data to illustrate the urgency of the climate emergency and spur people into action to take a stand or make changes in their lives to help the world become more environmentally sustainable.
  • Tracking public money flows: Expand budget transparency, dive into public procurement, examine tax data or raise issues around public finance management by submitting Freedom of Information requests.
  • Open mapping: Learn about the power of maps to develop better communities.
  • Ocean data for a thriving planet (special category): Use open data to create tools for ocean resilience and sustainability, help communities organise and share ocean data, or combine local and global data sources to show the connections between oceans, climate, and human well-being.

The Small Grant

  • It’s a small fund ranging from USD 500 to USD 1000 to help organisations host in-person Open Data events and activities. It supports registered civil society organisation events and cannot be used to fund government events.
  • A registered organisation can apply once, and for just one category.

How to Apply

The Open Data Day 2022 small grants application form is available here. Please use this form to submit your application.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day 2022 Small Grants

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