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Local Digital Fund opens for applications

Councils seeking to transform their services through digital innovation can apply to a new £7.5m fund.

The government has invited applications from local authorities to change the way they invest in technology, share expertise and ensure members of the public receive the best quality digital services from their local council.

Grants of up to £100,000 will be available for projects which demonstrate they benefit local public services and have the potential to be rolled out more widely across the country.

The Local Digital Fund will also be used to provide digital skills training for at least 1,000 staff working on digital solutions at councils.

The £7.5m in funding was originally promised by local government minister Rishi Sunak in July 2018, as part of the launch of the Local Digital Declaration, which aims to set out how councils can transform public services.

Find out more about the fund and how to apply here

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