Over the last 6 weeks, the Local Digital team has run weekly Friday calls to facilitate discussions across local authorities, as teams respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This has been an important, madly busy week for our new Local Digital Collaboration Unit. In just a 2-week period, we received 389 unique expressions of interest in running collaborative Local Digital Fund projects from 171 organisations. Taking open to the whole next level, our next next task is to publish the whole lot on our website.
In this blog post, Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak announces the launch of the Local Digital Fund and outlines the application process. The fund will be used to enable local councils to work together on a digital project, as well as to enhance the digital capability of local teams.
The Local Digital Team outline the benefits of signing up to the Local Digital Declaration and give guidance on making a commitment. Also, they share what they’ve learnt since launching the first iteration of the sign up service.
We have launched a new event sharing service! Designed to aid collaboration between digital organisers across local government and help local government colleagues find events of interest. Find out more about the service and how it works.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Declaration sign up service. It has been designed to allow local authorities and organisations working with local government to sign up to the Local Digital Declaration. To sign up, make a commitment in line with the principles of the Declaration. Learn more about signing up your organisation.
The Local Digital Team hosted the first #AskRishi event on Slack, giving people the chance to put their questions to Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak MP. Discover the highlights from the conversation.