During 2013-14, Common Futures is working with The Creative Coop to deliver a national action research and learning programme, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government, to explore the potential for communities to develop digital assets and enterprises. The programme builds upon a pilot initiative supported in the past by Locality.
It will offer bespoke support to a small number of digital asset developers as well as 15-20 organisations engaged in digital enterprise and/or service development activities through a dedicated Learning Programme. Ultimately, it will establish a space for community broadband pioneers, hackers, makers, civic engineers and social enterprises to encounter and learn from one another – and, all of this, with a view to growing the evidence base for government and prospective social investors interested in this exciting new area of activity.
Further information about Our Digital Community can be accessed via the main project website: http://www.ourdigitalcommunity.org/ and you can follow the latest news via @ourdigitalcomm