Digital Futures logo and funder logo banner imageCornwall has the fastest growing tech sector in the south-west. This is creating an increasing demand for digital skills which cannot currently be met locally.

Digital Futures is receiving £2 million of funding through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund. It brings together 11 partners, led by Truro and Penwith College, to harness that growth and convert it into economic opportunity for the region by developing a pipeline of talent.

Our vision

To create a shared space for all things digital. To focus on providing opportunities for local people currently underrepresented in the tech sector, whilst tackling the challenges of a growing industry.

We hope to showcase that, through delivering exciting training programmes and well-paid jobs locally, our vibrant tech sector can raise aspirations and create opportunities.

Our aims

Working with employers to understand current and future needs, we aim to:

  • empower the workforce,
  • co-develop blended learning opportunities to create a sustainable pool of skilled professionals,
  • encourage new talent via an outreach programme.

Who is Digital Futures for?

Anyone aged 16+ living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who has the right to work here. Including those wishing to upskill in their current roles. Plus, school leavers, students, people who are unemployed, or employed in roles which don’t utilise their skills and knowledge, and those looking to change career.

Local organisations, both in the tech sector and beyond, are encouraged to engage with project partners to ensure their employees have the digital skills they need.

And, working with schools, aiming especially at girls, we seek to inspire the next generation, igniting interest in tech careers from an early age.

Digital Futures is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit