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The Geospatial Commission will invest up to £1.5 million to fund projects for crowdsourcing the creation and/or maintenance of geospatial datasets.
There will use crowdsourcing to create, update and maintain information related to geographic location, to make it more useful.
Your proposal must demonstrate how your project will have benefits, in either scope or scale, beyond the initial funding phase.
Your project must involve the owner or curator of any existing dataset you are using. Innovative and ambitious partnerships are encouraged.
To lead a project you must:
Projects with total eligible costs:
To collaborate on a project you must be a UK based business, of any size, academic organisation, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO).
If the project is collaborative the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding.
If an RTO or local authority is the lead on an application they must have at least one business collaborator.
Any UK business claiming funding must be eligible to receive state aid at point of award.
Any one business, RTO or local authority can lead on one application and collaborate in a further 2 applications. If an organisation is not leading an application, they can be a collaborator in up to 3 applications.
Projects can include partners that do not receive any funding (for example, non-UK businesses). Their costs will count towards the total eligibility costs but they will not count as collaborators.
To find out more about this funding stream, please follow the link provided on the right hand side