June, 2018


Testing connected and autonomous vehicles: apply for funding

Government Opportunities

Up to £30 million is available to UK businesses and research organisations to advance facilities for the development of self-driving vehicles. The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) – with Meridian Mobility and Innovate UK – has up to... (Continue reading)

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Mayor unveils £1.1bn vision for East Bank


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today set out his £1.1bn vision for East Bank at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – a new powerhouse of culture, education, innovation and growth, and welcomed a £151m contribution now secured by the Government.... (Continue reading)

£45 million from National Lottery players awarded to community projects across England


Community organisations across England are celebrating after being awarded over £45 million in National Lottery funding for the quarter. The money, raised by players for good causes, is being distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community... (Continue reading)

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£8 million announced to support reuse & recycling of electrical waste

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Over £8 million, generated by the use of the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) Compliance Fee in 2017, will be spent on projects that will support higher levels of reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic waste,... (Continue reading)

Brexit funding gap could hit Welsh colleges

Government Opportunities

Further Education (FE) Institutes in Wales mustn’t lose a penny because of Brexit, Life Long Learning Minister Eluned Morgan told an audience of FE leaders today (Wednesday 6 June 2018). The Minister was speaking following a visit to Coleg Gwent’s... (Continue reading)

Cross-government plan launched to support unpaid carers

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The 2-year plan will raise the profile of carers, improve employment opportunities and help to better identify young carers. The action plan sets out a 2-year programme of work to support unpaid carers, ahead of the forthcoming social care green... (Continue reading)

Self-parking cars could be on a street near you by 2021

Government Opportunities

Companies have been invited to bid for £30 million of funding to support the development of self-driving vehicles on UK roads, Business Minister Richard Harrington announced yesterday (Tuesday June 5 2018). Funded through the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles... (Continue reading)

Sadiq calls for social housing tenant to be appointed as Commissioner

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the Government to appoint a social housing tenant as a national Commissioner for Social Housing Residents. The Commissioner would act as a watchdog for social housing policy and ensure the voices... (Continue reading)

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New powers for councils to deliver homes for local families


Councils will receive new powers to help them deliver the homes their communities need under proposed regulations published today (4 June 2018) by Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP. Under new rules, councils will be able to seek government’s approval to... (Continue reading)

Funding for food industry


A major meat processor in Perth has been awarded £4 million from the Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) grant scheme. The funding – part of an overall investment of nearly £18 million – will contribute to a significant long-term... (Continue reading)

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