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Up to London today to hear that Sunderland has won the Government’s Digital Challenge – a year-long competitive process to select the most innovative digital inclusion project.
I was a regional judge for the south east so saw the twelve entries from this region – which was won by Milton Keynes. None was outstanding but the MK one was at least fairly coherent and included some degree of voluntary sector participation.
The ten national finalists were announced last July and since then have been preparing final bids and competing for a £1million prize to take their project forward.
Don’t now anything about Sunderland’s bud but a local voluntary sector contact suggested it had little sector participation.
Chatted to a few people over lunch, including David WIlcox, Gary Coptitch and Pauline Baker – the latter two from team that put together the highly commended runners up project from Manchester.

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