The Local Digital Fund is opening to applications from new collaborative projects across local government. Read about the changes made to the application process by the Local Digital team, and the evidence that has informed their thinking.
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It's been one year since the Local Digital Declaration was published. The Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG reflect upon the achievements so far, and how their future work can further deliver upon the promises and principles of the Declaration.
Members of the Local Digital Collaboration Unit at MHCLG have been working closely with the 16 Local Digital Fund projects. Read about the information they're gathering, how they aim to measure the value of collaborative working and the collaborative tools that the funded projects have utilised so far.
We are delighted to announce that the Local Digital Fund is backing 16 projects in its first round, supporting 57 councils to find innovative routes towards improved digital services.
An expert panel joined the Local Digital Collaboration Unit team to review the projects shortlisted for the Local Digital Fund awards. Read how the successful bids were decided upon from the 77 full applications received.
What we've learnt from the expressions of interest stage and how we'll be taking the full Local Digital Fund applications forward from here.
The Local Digital team is delighted to announce that since its launch in July, the Local Digital Declaration has had senior sign-off from 86 organisations. In total, 123 organisations are currently at various points along the sign-up process.
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. This included at …