Decision details

Pilot Project funding bid

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


We have submitted a bid to fund an exciting pilot project and been successful – this report is a request to accept the funding on behalf of the council.
Children and Young People’s service in conjunction with Data and Intelligence and Technology and Change would like to pilot a project looking at how azure analytics can be used to enhance the services we offer.


The Executive Member for Children and Young People’s Service in consultation with the Corporate Director for Children and Young People’s Service, Corporate Director, Strategic Resources and the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) authorises the Corporate Director Strategic Resources to accept the £642,657 grant funding from the Department for Education for delivery of this digital and data grant programme

Reasons for the decision:

Accepting this grant will provide us with an opportunity to pilot using new technologies in a totally different way.

By doing this we can position ourselves as sector leaders and can be at the forefront of shaping developments in this space

By accepting this grant we will be able to develop all of this at no cost to the authority.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 07/02/2023

Date of decision: 07/02/2023