Funding news

Digital Challenge - £9 million announced to drive ICT Innovation - Wednesday, 7 December 2005:

The 'Digital Challenge' - providing the opportunity to create a world class exemplar of a wired up community - was launched today by Minister for Local E-Government Jim Fitzpatrick. The challenge is to use technology to transform the face of services, including local and central government services, to better meet the needs of local communities, including the most disadvantaged.

Government and Industry have provided more than £7 million, to be given to the Digital Challenge winner, as well as ten regional finalists who will each receive £200,000.

The successful bid will need to provide evidence of a highly focused and effective partnership of public, private, community and voluntary sectors. It should also make a real and significant change for the local community as quickly as possible.

Read the full article here: http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1002882&PressNoticeID=2036