This website is run by the Local Digital Collaboration Unit at the UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Our mission is to support a national ‘Local Digital’ movement that brings together everyone required to make local public services excellent for users and taxpayers.
We are doing this in 3 ways:
- Co-publishing the Local Digital Declaration with our partners. This is a shared ambition for the future of local public services, written by a collective of local authorities, sector bodies and government departments. It outlines our shared goals and commitments, and it invites all organisations working to improve local services to join in by signing up. Over a third of English principle local authorities have already signed it since it launch in July 2018.
- Providing a support function through the Collaboration Unit at MHCLG. This Unit’s goal is to help the local public sector achieve the aspiration set out in the Local Digital Declaration.
- Launching an innovation fund of £7.5 million for councils to bid for. This is being used by councils to develop common solutions to common shared challenges, and to build capacity in the sector to implement the Local Digital Declaration.