How do I search for activities

Advice in case you can't find a specific activity you're looking for

In this article we’ll be looking at the following:

How do admins search?

As an administrator you can find activities by going to the Manage Activities page when logged in. From here you will see all the activities that your user profile has permission to access. You can find the 'Manage Activities' link on the left-hand side of the admin navigation bar across the top of the page when logged in.

Global admin navigation with Manage Activities highlighted.

You can use the various search functionality options on the Manage Activities page:

Filter stack on Manage Activities page including search options by title, status, owner, department, dates, and more.

How do respondents search?

Respondents and those who are not logged into Citizen Space can search for activities of interest using the Find activities page on the site homepage.

Respondents can select the Advanced search link which brings them to a page where they can search via a number of criteria:

Still can't find your activity?

Here are some possible reasons:

Have you moved to a new department?

You may not be able to find the activities you've created if your user profile has moved to a new department. Activities belong to departments and so stay within the originating department even if the individual who created it has moved.


If you contact us at Delib, we can reassign your activities to you in your new department. However it's best to do this when all of the activities are closed as otherwise anyone with a response in progress will lose their work when the activity is moved.

Is the activity you're looking for a private activity?

Private activities will not appear on the public homepage of Citizen Space. 


You will need to log in to Citizen Space in order to see and access private activities. To quickly locate all of your private activities, follow the instructions at the top of this page. In the search box, tick the Show private activities: Private only box.

For more information on private activities, take a look at this article.