Open Data Engagement Fund

The Open Data Engagement Fund, has been developed in conjunction with the Open Data Governance Board (ODGB) which was established in 2015 to provide leadership in implementing Ireland's Open Data Initiative.  This is a competitive fund designed to provide support towards promoting the use of open data on the national Open Data portal data,


The 2020/2021 Open Data Engagement Fund is now closed, the applications have been assessed by representatives of the Open Data Governance Board.  The winning entries are available here.


Applications were made for funding to support a variety of Open Data related activities.  These include the organisation of outreach and engagement activities (seminars, competitions and hackathons) and the building of applications and development of visualisations to demonstrate the use that can be made of open data. Funding was also considered for the development of use cases, projects or studies to show the impact or potential impact of the use of open data.


A pilot Engagement Fund was launched in 2016 and following an evaluation of the success of the pilot, it was decided to continue to run the fund. The fund will be available for 5 years in line with the Open Data Strategy 2017–2022.


The successful applicants will report on their activity for example via a blog post and, where applicable, will be required to have their project developed into a use case for promotion of the open data initiative or other promotional activity, as determined by the Open Data Governance Board.  


See here for details of projects funded in 20162017/20182018/2019 and 2019/2020

Some completed projects are available here.