The Local Digital Fund was announced in July 2018, by the UK Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It aims to help local authorities implement the Local Digital Declaration by funding digital skills training and projects that address common local service challenges in common, reusable ways. The Fund will invest up to £7.5 million during financial years 2018/19 and 2019/20.
The Local Digital Fund is being used to:
- offer digital skills training to all signatories of the Local Digital Declaration, delivered by GDS Academy, for both leaders and delivery teams
- fund collaborative projects, through a bidding process open to all signatories of the Local Digital Declaration
Project funding – round 2
The second round of funding will be designed using the lessons learned from the first round. We’re researching opportunities to create the most reusable and valuable products for the sector and we’ll release this research in the summer. We’ll announce how to benefit from the next round of funding soon after. Sign up to our newsletter for announcements.