Within the next two years, an additional £320m will be made available in direct funding and capital receipt flexibility.
“Ambitious authorities have shown how local partnerships and a complete redesign of services around individuals, not organisations, can mean better outcomes for people,” claimed Brandon Lewis, local government minister.
Plymouth will be receiving £500,000 for shared ICT services, while Maidstone has been awarded £100,000 for ICT improvements.
A further £420,000 is going to Sussex and will be split between ICT reforms and a property sharing plan.
These three councils missed out on the £6m from the same programme that was made available in January this year.
The bidding process for the next round of the award has already opened and deadlines for 2014-2016 will be announced in due course.
In total, £120m will be award from government pockets, with £200m worth of capital receipt flexibility in 2015-2016.
This news comes as part of a wider Whitehall announcement that claims the government will be spending £410m on local authorities that “put people first.”
Some of this funding will be delivered to local councils in order to help them develop the Public Services Network (PSN).