Apply for $300 Grant Open Knowledge Foundation Open Data Day 2021

Deadline: 5th February, 2021

Applications are now open for Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) $300 USD mini-grant to support people across the world hosting Open Data Day events.

The event is a yearly celebration for interested participants across the world to showcase how they use open data in their respective communities.

OKF is ready to assist online participants with mini-grant funds and also plans to share support tips on how to run a great virtual session across the world.


To be eligible for this mini-grant your real or virtual event must be inclined with any of the following tracks:

  • Data for equal development: How open data can be utilized by communities in highlighting challenges on both local and international front and to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals progress.
  • Tracking public money flows: How open data can expand budget transparency and also how to raise issues around managing public finance.
  • Environmental data: How open data can be used to illustrate the urgency in climate conditions, leading people to take decisive action in maintaining a sustainable environment.
  • Open mapping: How open data can be used to learn about the power of maps to develop better communities.


  • The participants are only eligible to make one application for one event/online session in just one track.
  • The grants can’t be used in funding local or national government events as only civil society activities are supported.
  • However, government bodies may find local groups to engage with if they are interested.

Successful grantees are eligible for the fund when Open Knowledge Foundation obtains a written report on the participant’s event/online session delivered within 30 days of the event.

Note that if a successful grantee requires the fund before Saturday, March 6, 2021, email can be sent to opendatadat[at] for probable consideration.

Open Knowledge Foundation this year will also award prizes for best Open Data Day videos and photographs.


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For more information Visit the Official Webpage of the Open Data Day 2021 mini-grant Scheme

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