How it works

You have the right to request information from any publicly-funded body, and get answers. Demo Alaveteli helps you make a Freedom of Information request. It also publishes all requests online.

  1. Use this site to make your request for information – we'll show you how.

  2. We'll drop you an email as soon as your request gets a response.

  3. We publish it all online. Great! Now you have your answer, and everybody else can access it too.

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Creating datasets from FOI data

Responses obtained from a widespread FOI project can be difficult to analyse, until they are sorted into neat datasets. This allows you to make valid comparisons, pull out accurate statistics and ultimately ensure your findings are meaningful. In our third seminar within the Using Freedom of Information for Campaigning and Advocacy series, we heard from…

Telling stories with FOI data

In the second seminar of our Using Freedom of Information for Campaigning and Advocacy series, we learned how to use information from FOI requests to create stories and further your cause.  First, we heard the experience of two different campaign groups — Privacy International and Climate Emergency UK — in getting their stories into the…

Getting the most from FOI

We are currently running a series of free, online seminars on Using Freedom of Information for Campaigning and Advocacy.  The aim is to upskill social change organisations, particularly those working with marginalised communities and with limited capacity. Attendees will come away from these sessions with the skills and understanding they need to support their campaign…

This is not just any Impact Report…

…this is mySociety’s 20th anniversary Impact Report! This has been a very special year – mySociety’s 20th anniversary. So we haven’t just put together our usual review of the past twelve months: this Impact Report is a special edition, covering our entire history since 2003. We look back at our beginnings as a small group of determined…

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