Local Digital Fund Round 6

The Local Digital Fund - Round 6

The Local Digital Fund aims to help councils transform their digital services in line with the Local Digital Declaration.

For the sixth round of funding, we invited councils to propose discovery, alpha and beta projects that will make local government services safer, more resilient and cheaper to run.

Applications are now closed for this funding round and we are delighted to have awarded £2,016,325 to 17 council-led agile projects.

If you would like to view all applications made to Round 6 of the Local Digital Fund, please email fund@localdigital.gov.uk.

Learn more

Follow the progress of our Round 6 projects

You can learn more about each project on their individual web pages on this website.

For the latest updates on the projects, subscribe to the Local Digital newsletter, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn, and read our regular Sprint Notes.

If you have access to Slack, we also encourage you to join the #dluhc-local-digital-fund channel in the LocalGovDigital workspace, where you can read the latest updates directly from projects and ask any questions you may have.

Local Digital Fund Round 6 Timeline

13 October 2022

Applications for Round 6 opened on 13 October 2022.

We invited local authorities to submit proposals for discovery, alpha and beta projects that meet the criteria outlined in the Local Digital Fund Round 6 Prospectus.

Read more about the launch of Round 6 in this blog post.

19 October 2022

We hosted a webinar on Wednesday 19 October to answer questions about applying to Round 6. You can watch a recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel.

24 November 2022

Applications closed on 24 November 2022.

6 and 7 December 2022

We invited several projects to attend a virtual panel interview with members of Local Digital and the wider Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for clarification and discussion.

March 2023 - selected projects announced

We announced the 17 projects that will be awarded funding through Round 6.

29 March 2023

We held the Local Digital Fund Round 6 Virtual Welcome Event.

During this event, we introduced the selected projects to our team and ways of working. Projects were also able to meet other successful teams, hear about their projects and ask any questions about Round 6.