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Selecting the first Local Digital Fund projects

An expert panel joined the Local Digital Collaboration Unit team to review the projects shortlisted for the Local Digital Fund awards. Read how the successful bids were decided upon from the 77 full applications received.

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Designing the market response to the Local Digital Declaration

Hosted by techUK, this co-design workshop invited tech suppliers and vendors to explore different areas of response to the Declaration. See the progress made at the event by each working group and the planned next steps.

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Over 80 organisations have endorsed the Local Digital Declaration

The Local Digital team is delighted to announce that since its launch in July, the Local Digital Declaration has had senior sign-off from 86 organisations. In total, 123 organisations are currently at various points along the sign-up process.

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Releasing up to 389 Local Digital Fund proposals

This has been an important, madly busy week for our new Local Digital Collaboration Unit. In just a 2-week period, we received 389 unique expressions of interest in running collaborative Local Digital Fund projects from 171 organisations. Taking open to the whole next level, our next next task is to publish the whole lot on our website.

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The Local Digital Fund opens for applications

In this blog post, Local Government Minister Rishi Sunak announces the launch of the Local Digital Fund and outlines the application process. The fund will be used to enable local councils to work together on a digital project, as well as to enhance the digital capability of local teams.

Rishi Sunak MP announcing the Local Digital Declaration at the LGA Conference in July 2018
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Discovering what leaders need to make decisions in the digital age

We will be using the Local Digital Fund to build the capability of leaders delivering digital services, through digital leadership training. Local Digital Advisor Gavin Beckett outlines the user research the team have been doing to test their proposition, and what they learnt.

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Reasons to sign the Declaration and iterations to the service

The Local Digital Team outline the benefits of signing up to the Local Digital Declaration and give guidance on making a commitment. Also, they share what they’ve learnt since launching the first iteration of the sign up service.

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Helping local government to share events

We have launched a new event sharing service! Designed to aid collaboration between digital organisers across local government and help local government colleagues find events of interest. Find out more about the service and how it works.

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Declaration sign-up service open for business

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Declaration sign up service. It has been designed to allow local authorities and organisations working with local government to sign up to the Local Digital Declaration. To sign up, make a commitment in line with the principles of the Declaration. Learn more about signing up your organisation.

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