Half the Government's latest round of the Invest to Save budget has been targeted on electronic delivery of services.
The Treasury and the Cabinet Office is offering £47m to public sector bodies in the third round of the Invest to Save programme, which aims to bring together two or more public service bodies to deliver services in an innovative and more efficient fashion.
The Treasury says, "[Invest to Save] is a key part of the Modernising Government initiative and will make a significant contribution to the prime minister's aim that all public services should be available electronically by 2005."
It adds, "Pilot projects trying out genuinely innovative forms of service delivery are particularly encouraged." However, bidders are expected to provide at least 25% of the cost of each project from within their own resources.
IT was the big winner in round two of the programme, which was announced in February. It took almost half the £60m available.
Details of the Invest to Save initiative are available.