The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has opened an £800,000 funding round for local government digital projects focused on post-Covid 19 renewal.
Its Local Digital Collaboration Unit (LDCU) is running a competition, which will open to applications betweeen 1-15 July, for digital, data and technology initiatives aimed at dealing with challenges resulting from the coronavirus.
It has identified three themes – data and reporting, community engagement and developing new working practices – and said any proposals need to reflect the principles of the Local Digital Declaration and show they have a value for multiple councils.
They have to be submitted by a council or group of councils, and project teams will be expected to work with MHCLG staff and the private sector.
Over the past two years it has run a series of funding competitions for digital and data projects that can be re-used around local government.
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