Local Digital Fund

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:


Project funding – rounds 2 and 3


The Local Digital Fund is now open to applications from new collaborative digital projects across local government. Find out how to apply here.


Project funding – round 1 (now closed)


The first round of funding has now been allocated and 16 funded projects have been completed. Read about how we selected the projects in the first round of Local Digital funding.

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