Why are you taking into account social deprivation in the allocation of Gainshare funds?
CDS has recognised an opportunity to work to alleviate the extent of social deprivation in areas of Devon and Somerset. By increasing broadband connection to areas with high social deprivation we can work to reduce digital exclusion in these areas, spurring local business development, and creating access to employment & training opportunities. With limited Gainshare funds available, considering the degree of social deprivation in an area is a meaningful way of deciding where to direct spending for maximum public benefit. Value for money will also be considered in determining the final agreed deployment plan.