Request Initiative uses information law to deliver government data into your hands, enhancing your organisation’s media, research and campaigns work. We work exclusively for the third sector.What We Do Contact Us
We rely on Request Initiative to enrich our campaigns and deliver information that secures good press coverage. Their requests for us have made front page news several times. Information law is a brilliant campaigning tool and Request Initiative are pros at using it.
John Sauven, Executive Director, Greenpeace
Our request to a PCT was stonewalled so we called Request Initiative to see what they could do. They appealed on our behalf and a few weeks later we had full disclosure. Their expertise and professionalism made it easy to work with them.
Becky Jarvis, Campaign manager, 38 Degrees
It isn’t easy to use the Freedom of Information Act. You need a little legal know-how and a lot of patience. But it is a potentially powerful tool, which can help charities and NGOs to find facts from which to construct campaigns. Request Initiative is good news.
Nick Davies, Investigative journalist, The Guardian
Request Initiative combines high quality journalism, legal expertise and public relations experience to support charities and NGOs in their investigations work. We at the Centre for Investigative Journalism work closely with them and promote the information law techniques they have mastered.
Gavin MacFadyen, Director, Centre for Investigatve Journalism
Most public bodies have FoI officers or access to guidance and the latest case law. Request Initiative’s experience means they know how to work with the best FOI officers while challenging those who continue to ‘rubber stamp’ their colleague’s excuses for denying access to information.
Freedom of information officer, Audit Commission (former employee)
Request Initiative took all of the pain out of applying for access to info, they were able to advise on how best to proceed with a request and what the obstacles would be. They engaged with the content and were able to put together the proposals with a minimum of hassle.
George Boden, Campaigner on Kleptocracy Team, Global Witness
FOIA without the lawyer is an excellent resource in any investigator's toolkit in the fight for greater transparency and holding authorities to account. Packed with tips and case studies on how to use FOIA, this handbook provides guidance.
Cynthia O'Murchu, Investigative reporter, Financial Times
Request Initiative is staffed by freedom of information specialists and journalists. Our guide to using the Freedom of Information Act - "FoIA without the lawyer" - is now available on Kindle.Learn more about what we do…