The project receives £150,000 of follow-on funding from the Local Digital Fund to continue their work.
During the next phase, the project will move from theory to practice. Two exemplar projects will take place to adopt and test the method outlined in the user guide:
- A project led by Central Bedfordshire Council will focus on a use case around the availability of information provided by the council and Citizens Advice
- A project led by London Borough of Camden will focus on a use case on emergency food deliveries
The project also hopes to uncover common lessons to inform the creation of a new public data store – one that brings in data from, and makes data available to, the VCS sector and local public service organisations.
This project aimed to improve information flows between councils and Voluntary Community Services (VCS), to enable them to better support vulnerable residents and communities in the wake of COVID-19.