About the Continuous Funding Model (CFM)

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

The CFM is designed to help funded project teams to maintain momentum and continuity. Instead of waiting for further funding rounds to open, projects can apply for funding for their next stage of work shortly after completing the previous phase. You can read more about why we developed the CFM in a blog post.

How the Continuous Funding Model works

  1. When a funded project reaches the end of a phase of work and is ready to progress, they will be invited to prepare a proposal for further funding.
  2. The panel will hold an interview with the project to discuss their plans.
  3. If the panel is happy with the proposal and interview, a decision is made on how much funding to award.

To find out more about the process and criteria, read the CFM Prospectus.

Who can apply for funding

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

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Support for projects receiving continuous funding

If you are a project lead looking for support and information on delivering your outputs and what happens next, please refer to our post-delivery support page.

Projects that have received CFM funding


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

Ask us a question about the CFM

If you have a question about the CFM, or would like to share your feedback, email fund@localdigital.gov.uk. We are also interested to hear thoughts and suggestions from other teams who have come up with new funding and governance models to support public sector innovation.