Our hyperlocal experiment, JesmondLocal, has a funding application in with Nesta – an innovation agency which believes locality will rule the web by 2020. Its ‘Destination Local’ project is offering up to £50k to 10 hyperlocal media projects which are dabbling with mobile technology. After seeing some of the excellent submissions on YouTube, I think we’re in for some serious competition. Successful projects announced at the end of June.
**UPDATE** We didn’t get the funding, but we’re looking forward to seeing what comes out of the 10 projects that did. We did, however, get a visit from BBCR2’s Today programme.