The county council worked with Crowdfunder to create a platform for local organizations seeking funds. Registered participants post their projects and request donations through Crowdfund Devon. The platform allows local and county governments to match donations up to preset limits for projects that serve community needs. Successful projects funded on this website include a machine for gathering beach plastic and emergency funding for The Plough Arts Centre.
The Key Cars pilot helps professionals in key industries fill gaps left by transit closures due to COVID-19. Participants email their contact information and trip requirements by email at least 48 hours prior to pickup. Devon County Council only requires one email per passenger for regular trips and charges £1.50 per trip. Council staffers can also recommend alternate transit routes if a worker's regular route is impacted.
Philadelphia's Office of Innovation & Technology requested pilot-ready technology from private sector applicants. The successful applicant will receive up to $34,000 to evaluate local roads and provide prioritized recommendations for repairs. The AI-enabled software or system will also create a road signs inventory and a map of manholes and grates. Philadelphia previously used the Pitch & Pilot program to find smart solutions for water quality and waste management issues.
This voucher program offers $40 in discounts per day to more than 350 registered local businesses. Customers show digital codes at checkout ranging from $2.50 off for purchases of $10 or more to $20 off for purchases exceeding $80. An initial fund of $300,000 was exhausted in less than one month due to the program's popularity. Territorial officials provided $200,000 to continue myDarwin along with $1 million in matching funds to other councils pursuing comparable programs.