Democracy site MySociety to receive $575,000 from US investment firm

Democracy website MySociety has announced it will receive a $575,000 donation from US-based Omidyar Network, an investment firm who aim to support organisations of provide opportunities for people to improve their lives.

The money will be used to help develop MySociety and its online community.

Founder and director Tom Steinberg says the grants will benefit both the business and its users:

We’re really delighted because these grants help us do two things we really need to – share our knowledge and skills more widely, and improve our ability to run ourselves as a mature organization, better able than before to look after our legal and financial affairs on the one hand, and our community and users on the other.

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