About the PropTech Engagement Fund Round 2
Our vision is to increase the use of digital engagement within the planning process. This will help make the planning system more accountable and democratic, and offer alternative routes to engage alongside traditional forms of engagement.
This round of the PropTech Engagement Fund will support projects that can demonstrate how to incentivise communities to positively engage in planning conversations through informing on the trade-offs and wider benefits of development.
The selected projects should aim to demonstrate how digital citizen engagement can:
incentivise communities to positively engage in planning conversations
engage a more representative range of citizens in decision-making
inform the community on trade-offs and outcomes through development
establish meaningful baseline data and, where possible, integrate digital and traditional engagement best practice
The fund encouraged applications that focus on how more inclusive community feedback can, and has, been used to inform the design and delivery process, to enable a culture of co-design and increase public interest and participation.
Local authorities were invited to apply to deliver a digital engagement project that addresses one of the following themes:
- Theme 1: Masterplanning
- Theme 2: Council-Led Development
- Theme 3: Estate Regeneration
- Theme 4: Community Development
- Theme 5: Wildcard
We will aim to test local authorities that are spread across a range of locations and that are representative of different contexts in England, including Urban, Rural, Two-tier, Unitary and Joint Plan areas.