|£14m for E-Innovations|
17 September 2003
Councils are to be invited to bid for a share of £14 million of central government funding to develop a new tranche of innovative e-service delivery projects.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister announced on 16 September details of the areas targeted under the first round of e-innovations funding, which forms part of £675m earmarked to support local eGovernment up to 2005/06.
Local Government Minister Phil Hope said the funding would be directed towards "cutting edge" schemes which look beyond the 2005 eGovernment target.
The target areas for projects are named as:
Sharing information and good practice, staff development and better use of eGovernment to improve services.
- Bridging the Digital Divide
Using eGovernment to reach people who are socially excluded
- Emergent technology for better government
Innovative use of technology to improve services
- Local authority e-business
Better use of technology to improve internal business in councils.
Further details of the application process will be made available by the Deputy Prime Minister's Office shortly.
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