About the Local Digital Fund
The Local Digital Fund provides funding and support to council-led digital projects.
Since the Local Digital Fund was introduced in July 2018, we have awarded over £16 million of funding to 61 council-led projects.
The projects we have funded have addressed common challenges within a broad range of service areas, such as housing, social care and waste management. Many projects have produced outputs that are available for other councils to learn from and reuse, including back office systems, data standards and publishing platforms.
Each project we fund has its own webpage where you can follow their progress and view their outputs. View all funded projects.
Who can apply for funding
Local Digital Declaration signatory councils are eligible to apply to the Local Digital Fund. Find out if your council has signed the Declaration.
In addition, all councils listed in the application must have signed the Declaration as well.
There are additional criteria that projects must meet in order to apply, such as the requirement to have at least two partner councils.
How to apply for funding
When a funding opportunity becomes available, councils are invited to propose projects that meet the criteria set out in a fund prospectus. The prospectus will set out the eligibility and assessment criteria, timescales, application process, and required deliverables.