Following our recent announcement of our on-going partnership with Staffordshire County Council and long-time supporters of Patchwork at Lichfield, we’ve been working hard with the councils and partner agencies to build on the work already done…
The Camden Innovation and Development Fund has finally launched and is open for applications. This is something that we are are quite excited about as we, along with our friends at the RSA, have been supporting Camden Council throughout the year to develop the fund from its inception, as Dominic explained in this blog post published in March. [...]
FutureGov have been at this game long enough now to say that true partners are hard to come by…
In the words of Paul Revere “the British are coming!”, but this time we come in peace bringing with us a Digital Mission to the fine shores of the United States of America. We have a week of events lined up for 10 UK digital companies and their lucky Digital Pilgrims where they will be meeting [...]
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Councillors are natural leaders in their local communities and they go where communities gather. Festivals. Events at churches, synagogues and mosques. Social clubs. Pubs. You name it.
Councillors are increasingly found online, too. They may be blogging. They may be be using Facebook or Twitter. Or they might be engaging with [...]
FutureGov is fortunate enough to be rather busy right now. We’ve got our our Interactivism hack event with Google this week, the Digital Mission to DC in mid-July, the next phase of the Patchwork prototype, Simpl – our social innovation marketplace… And that’s not even mentioning a bunch of very exciting local government gigs (like Community Kitchens) [...]
I’m usually a bit skeptical of ‘social media training’ – after all, I didn’t need to sit in a classroom to learn how to use Facebook (though come to think of it their privacy settings could be the subject of a PhD) – but seeing Nathalie McDermott in action has totally changed my view. As [...]
Tap, tap, tap. Is this thing on? Can you hear me at the back? OK – here goes. My first post at FutureGov. Exciting! Some of you may already know me. I’ve been working with local government for a long time – inside a council, regulating councils and for the last eight years supporting council [...]
You’ll have seen last week that there was a flurry of chatter about the National Graduate Development Scheme for Local Government (NGDP), sparked by an LGC article reporting that the scheme is facing the axe, or at least the salami slicer. Both Dominic and I got our start in local government through the scheme and [...]
It goes without saying times are tough in local government right now, perhaps tougher than at any time in its history. Cuts loom large, experienced and committed local politicians and their officer colleagues are facing some very challenging decisions, prioritising priorities and thinking the unthinkable. What this has meant though is that those same politicians [...]