Below is the exact text of a recently approved grant application.

Proposed event: SilentGovCamp.

Description of the proposed Event: A silent govcamp. The purpose and format are, themselves, a bit of an experiment. To see if we can engage/enable different people to take part in discussions around the future of government and public services if they don’t have to talk.

I wrote about this idea at

How much they want: £150.

What they would use the funding for: Venue hire (I imagine this will be a half-day event).

About them: I’m Ben Proctor. I work at The Satori lab now. I want to make government (especially local government) work better. I’ve been involved in a few govcamps over the years and I have a background in stakeholder dialogue so I’m particularly interested in what enables and prevents people from collaborating and discussing issues.