The LGA has launched Digital Pathfinders Programme. The programme is designed to support councils seeking to innovate and develop pioneering initiatives to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.
The LGA has awarded nine councils funding to deliver pioneering solutions to improve digital inclusion, connectivity and cyber security. Each project will contribute to service transformation to meet the needs of local communities.
The programme is working with councils whose work will offer a positive example to others in the sector, through sustainable change programmes. As such, councils are asked to not just consider how innovative the technical aspect of any proposal is, but also its scalability, sustainability, and transferability across multiple community/council settings within the sector. Whilst of course focusing on one of the three challenge areas of digital inclusion, connectivity and cyber security.
A list of councils on the 2021-22 programme cohort, along with a description of their project, can be found below: