- Making requests
- Your privacy
- FOI officers
- About the software
- Programmers API
- Advanced search
If your question isn't answered here, or you just wanted to let us know something about the site, contact us.
Credit where credit’s due #
Alaveteli, the software that powers 4982*, is a project of mySociety, a UK organisation. mySociety builds websites that empower citizens to hold authorities to account. And this is one of those sites.
- Development #
- Hearty cheers to Alaveteli’s many contributors.
- How to help #
- Become a volunteer #
If you have a passion for transparency, a great deal of patience, and a bit of spare time, consider becoming one of 4982*'s volunteer admin team. Work includes user support, helping to resolve legal issues, and shaping the site’s direction, and is primarily managed via email.
In the first instance, get in touch.
- Make a donation #
mySociety, Alaveteli's parent organisation, is a charity. WhatDoTheyKnow, our most-visited Alaveteli site, costs thousands of pounds each year, for overheads such as servers, maintenance and development.
Your contributions, however small, really help. Donate here.
- Sort things out #
Admin can be fun! Help people find successful requests, and monitor performance of authorities, by playing the categorisation game.
Or be a dear, and find out FOI email addresses of authorities that we're missing.
- Spread the word #
We don’t have a massive marketing budget, so word of mouth really helps.
- Write a blog post about 4982*, or an interesting request that you've found.
- Post about the site, and what you can do with it, on a forum that you frequent.
- Tell friends about it.
- Let your local newspaper or community magazine know how useful we are.
- Give a talk.
- Ask us for leaflets to leave in your local library or coffee shop.
- Improve our code #
Seen something that could work better? If you're a programmer, get the source code for our parent project, Alaveteli and send us a pull request. 4982* is coded in Ruby on Rails.