Funding boost for open data plan

A consortium led by Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the Cabinet Office to support the development of a Birmingham Data & Skills Hub.

Looking at Land Registry data as part of the Community engagement in the Release of Data Fund (L-R) Subah Rasab (Balsall Heath Community Forum), Pauline Roche (RnR Organisation), Abdullah Rehman (Balsall Heath Community Forum), Stuart Lester (Digital Birmingham)

It is hoped the hub will act as a catalyst to encourage citizens, communities and third sector organisations to understand the value of open data analysis to help address community issues that matter most to them. The consortium, including partners from Aston University, Boilerhouse Media, Podnosh and RAWM (Regional Action West Midlands), has received £124,000  from the Cabinet Office’s Release of Data Fund that will help accelerate and automate open data extraction and publication processes from Birmingham City Council’s systems and others onto Birmingham’s new Open Data Hub that is currently under development.

Read the full press release here bit.ly/ReleaseofData

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