Local Digital Fund application assessment criteria

Qualification checklist

All of the below responses must be ‘yes’ to qualify for this fund.

 

All applicant organisations have signed declaration Y/N
Proposal aims to improve a local public service delivered by more than 20 organisations Y/N
Budget demonstrates that applicants will adequately resource projects beyond the contribution asked of MHCLG Y/N
Application demonstrates that at least 2 local authorities will be involved in informing the outputs of the funded project Y/N
Confirmation of support received via email verification from 1 of the following officers from the lead applicant organisation (service owner, chief digital, data or technology officer, chief executive or equivalent)

Confirmation of support received via email verification from 1 of the following officers from a partner organisation (service owner, chief digital, data or technology officer, chief executive or equivalent)

Confirmation of support received via email verification from section 151 officer of lead applicant organisation

Y/N

 

 

Assessment Criteria Score weighting
Proposals must demonstrate how they meet the principles outlined in the Local Digital Declaration: https://localdigital.gov.uk/declaration/ 15
Proposals must demonstrate the potential for annual cost savings or cost avoidance for the local public sector 20
Demonstrate the potential for improved experience or outcomes for service users or operators 10
Likelihood of using agile principles, especially ‘working in the open’ during project delivery 10
Ability to deliver shearable collateral/outputs e.g.  user research, service design patterns, standards, guidance, business cases, or other digital products 15
For alphas, likelihood of a speedy wider adoption of the solution being proposed

– OR –

For discoveries, likelihood of your discovery benefitting as many others organisations as possible

15
Likelihood of procuring and delivering to schedule 15

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