About Us

About Local Digital

Local Digital is a team within the UK Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) that provides digital and cyber support to local government.

We support councils to deliver public services that are cost-effective, cyber secure and user-centred.

We do this through funding initiatives, tailored support programmes, training and events.

How we support local government

The Local Digital team supports local government by:

Our vision is to deliver more user-centred, cyber secure, cost-effective local public services through open, collaborative and reusable work.

We share this vision with a growing community of local authorities and supporting organisations, which was drawn together around the Local Digital Declaration. With over 300 signatures, the Declaration is our shared commitment to improving local public services.

On this website you can also find news and funding opportunities from our counterpart team, Digital Planning.

Sign the Local Digital Declaration

The Local Digital Declaration outlines our goals and commitments for the future of local public services, and aims to create a shared understanding of what digital and technology can enable for local authorities and their residents.

How to sign

  1. First, check if your organisation has already signed.
  2. Then, make sure you understand what the Declaration is, who can sign and the benefits of signing.
  3. Then, read the Declaration in full, including what we ask you to commit to.
  4. Before you sign, read our guidance on making a commitment.
  5. When you’re ready, sign the Declaration.

Stay in touch with us

There are a number of ways you can stay in touch with us to hear the latest updates from the Local Digital team and wider community.

Follow us on social media

Subscribe to our updates

Join the conversation on Slack

  1. First, join LocalGov Digital and then join their Slack community.
  2. You can find our updates and ask questions on the #dluhc-local-digital-fund and #dluhc-future-councils channels.