About the Continuous Funding Model (CFM)

The Continuous Funding Model (CFM) is a more flexible way to fund digital projects through the Local Digital Fund.

It is designed to help previously funded project teams to maintain momentum and continuity. Instead of waiting for further funding rounds to open, projects may be invited to apply for funding for their next stage of work after completing the previous phase.

How it works

  1. When a funded project reaches the end of a phase of work and is ready to progress, they may be invited to prepare a proposal for continuous funding that focuses on the value and benefits the project will deliver to the wider sector.
  2. The panel will hold an interview with the project to discuss their proposal.
  3. If the panel is happy with the proposal and interview, a decision is made on how much funding to award. We may also require ministerial approval before continuous funding is awarded.

Who can apply for funding

Applications for continuous funding are only available to projects that have previously received funding from the Local Digital Fund.

Ask us a question

If you are a project lead and would like to discuss your options for continuous funding, or if you simply have a question about the CFM, please email fund@localdigital.gov.uk.

We are currently updating the CFM Prospectus and will publish it on this page very soon.

Support for projects receiving continuous funding

If your project is already receiving continuous funding, please refer to the post-delivery support page for information on delivering your outputs and what happens next.

The page contains information for project leads on:

  • Delivering your final outputs
  • How to contact Local Digital for support
  • How we can support you to promote your work

Projects that have received funding through the CFM


So far in 2023 we have awarded continuous funding to the following projects:


In 2022, we awarded continuous funding to 11 local government digital projects: