PlaceCal is both a software tool and a partnership of community organisations, charities, social housing providers, government services, health providers, and citizens. You can see it in action on our website.

What is PlaceCal?

If you’re here from a community group to find out how to link a calendar, head here and scroll to the bottom.

Our handbook is split into sections depending on your role in the PlaceCal project.

Partner Handbooks

Partners are the people who run community organisations on all scales from large national institutions with local offers, to unincorporated community groups running a coffee morning out their living room.

Partner Admins are the organisational workers who add and update their information on PlaceCal.

Partner handbook

Partner Admin handbook

Organiser Handbook

Organisers are people who work with many different partners. They could be local community workers, health workers, or community organisers delivering PlaceCal on the ground.

Our Organiser Handbook takes you through the stages of delivering PlaceCal, from inception to maintenance.

Organiser handbook

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Commissioner Handbook

Commissioners are the people who fund the PlaceCal platform. This might be city or health authority managers looking to help their staff work in a more networked way, or it could be a community group looking for a tool to bring their neighbourhood together.

The Commissioner handbook is for anyone considering commissioning or partnering with PlaceCal in their area. We look at how PlaceCal can fulfil your asset-mapping remit, and enable a transformational change in the relationships between organisations and institutions in your region.

Commissioner handbook

Developer Handbooks

PlaceCal Developers are anyone who is interested in working on the open source PlaceCal platform, or who wants to adapt it for their own area.

External Developers are people who want to use our API feeds for their application.

PlaceCal developer handbook

External developer handbook

Confused?

Glossary

Partnership, Neighbourhood & Partner admin permissions