Decision details

Strengthen Digital Support in Derbyshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to grant fund Digital Support in Derbyshire to strengthen community based digital inclusion work


The Cabinet Member for Health and Communities approved the award of grants to: 


a)             Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) to coordinate the Digital Support Derbyshire Network (DSDN) for 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance, at a cost of £0.050m per annum and a total value of £0.100m.


b)       Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners to deliver work that strengthens community based digital inclusion. The Digital Support Derbyshire Network will administer the governance, approval and issuing of small grants to community partners within the network, at a cost of £0.050m per annum for a maximum 2 years at a total value of £0.100m.


Reasons for the decision:

Alternative options considered:

Share Derbyshire’s Public Health Digital Inclusion Strategy 2023-2026, without investing any further public health funding into this area of work. This is not a preferred option.  


Allow the DSDN to expire in March 2024, at the end of RAD’s funding from NHS Charities Together. This is not a preferred option.


Publication date: 22/01/2024

Date of decision: 22/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

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