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Connecting citizens with Government to fund + support change

Simpl is an online platform which allows citizens to connect with local government. People post up their idea - such as how to improve a public service - and public sector organisations are able to offer their support/knowledge/skills to assist.

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What if there were a way for people with social innovation ideas to meet councils? and what if there were a way for councils to pose problems that need solving to a community of people with bright ideas?

Futuregov developed Simpl to assist people to improve their public services through connecting citizens with their local government. 

Similar to other online platforms such as Change By Us NYC, Give A Minute, By the City/For the City, the ideas learnt from Simpl could be used to support those who are working to improve their neighbourhood or city.

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Photo of Charlotte Fliegner

http://bobgrahamcenter.ufl.edu/great-civil-debate-wall

is another example of digital techniques being used to engage citizens in important issues

Photo of Meena Kadri

Nice one, Charlotte – a great round up of technology being used to connect citizens and governing bodies.