Launch of Open Data Innovation and Outreach Fund 2022-2023

December 5, 2022

It's that time of year again when the Open Data teams opens up our collection of data to data scientists, analysts and enthusiasts, to tech gurus, to students and anyone with a vested interest in open government. The Open DataNI Innovation and Outreach Fund launches today.

Over that last three years we have received over 40 applications to the Fund and hope to see that level of enthusiasm from the local open data communty continue this year.

A key part of our growth since the launch of the first Open Data strategy has been the engagement and enthusiasm of the local open data community, helping us with comments, observations and advice, as well as taking part in our competitions, and in the last three years, availing of the OpenDataNI Innovation and Outreach Fund, to create innovative applications and spread the word far and wide on all things 'open data'.

We will be updating the Open Data portal with reports from previous winners on their various prokects so keep an eye out.

The Fund seeks applications from NI residents or organisations in the following categories:

  • Category A – Innovation with OpenDataNI data - developing some product or service to derive a clear benefit or impact for specified audiences or groups.
  • Category B – Advocacy, Outreach and Engagement - raising awareness and promoting re-use of open data.
  • Category C – Transparency, Openness and Unlocking value in data - promoting transparency in government as a means to bring societal benefits.


The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd March 2023

Full details of the OpenDataNI Innovation and Outreach Fund 2022-2023 and links to the Information Leaflet and Application Form can be found here

In the event of any queries, we'd be more than happy to hear from you, e-mail us at, or just click on the Contact Form link (at top right of page).


Open Data Team.