In 2022 we announced our next steps for Local Digital, and outlined a 3-year plan to address sector challenges and fix some of the structural issues holding us back. Now, 18 months in, we want to reflect on our progress to date and share our next steps.
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.
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.
We at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are delighted to announce that we’re co-publishing a Local Digital Declaration. Rishi Sunak MP, Local Government Minister, explains the aims of the Declaration and invites you to join in.