The two headline announcements today are calls for applications:
* Nesta is offering seed funding of up to £50,000 to test the next generation of hyperlocal media services. Applications open today at www.nesta.org.uk/destination_local
• The Technology Strategy Board aims at technology-focused feasibility projects and offers grant funding of up to £56,250. Applications will open on 23 April at http://www.innovateuk.org/competitions.
Nesta will be talking about the new programme at various regional events around the country including our Talk About Local unconference with n0tice.com in Birmingham on 28 April as well as events taking place in Wales and Scotland.
Nesta is also publishing today a landscape review called Here and Now: UK hyperlocal media today – we’ll publish more about that here in just a short while.