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Food Waste Fund: £4 million awarded to cut food waste

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The government has awarded more than £4 million to four redistribution organisations across England to help overcome barriers to getting food currently going to waste onto people’s plates. The successful bids – from Fareshare, Company Shop Group, The Felix Project... (Continue reading)

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Free meals and activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays

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Around 50,000 disadvantaged children will be offered free meals and activities over the upcoming summer holidays, funded by £9.1 million from the Department for Education. The scheme follows a successful £2 million programme in the summer of 2018, which saw... (Continue reading)

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New technology for zero-emission vehicles: apply for funding

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The need to reduce UK carbon emissions has created new industries and opportunities. This is outlined in the 2016 Industrial Strategy Automotive Sector Deal, designed to ensure that the UK benefits from the transition to ultra-low and zero-emission vehicles by... (Continue reading)

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New investment to support early-stage immersive businesses

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It’s estimated that the UK’s immersive industry generates £660 million in sales every year, and that as many as half a million people are employed by companies participating in the immersive economy. Despite this, there is currently a gap in... (Continue reading)

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£7m beach nourishment scheme to protect thousands of homes in Lincolnshire

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The Environment Agency’s Lincolnshire Beach Management scheme gets underway on 13 May, helping the Environment Agency manage coastal flood risk to around 20,000 homes and businesses, 24,500 static caravans, 35,000 hectares of land as well as a bustling tourist industry.... (Continue reading)

Prosper with a business-academic partnership: apply for funding

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Businesses can apply for a share of up to £40 million take part in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). The programme helps promote competitiveness and turn academic thinking into commercial products and services. The government announced in its 2018 Budget... (Continue reading)

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Financial services incumbents will vie with start-ups and tech giants for £100bn prize by 2030

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Technological step changes that are colliding with other macro-economic and behavioural shifts could bring a boost of more than £100bn to the UK’s financial services sector by 2030, according to new analysis from PwC. The “Harnessing the power of disruption”... (Continue reading)

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Brokenshire confirms over £25 million to help vulnerable rough sleepers

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Thousands of vulnerable people sleeping rough will get specialist support to recover from life on the streets, thanks to a £25 million funding boost announced recently (3 May 2019) by Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP. The money, to... (Continue reading)

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Patients to get faster access to new treatments and tech

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Ground-breaking treatments and technologies tackling key health issues such as cancer, dementia and obesity, are to be fast-tracked to NHS patients quicker than ever in a move welcomed by the Innovation Agency. It follows the expansion of the recently created... (Continue reading)

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Best Start Grant applications flood in

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More than 6000 applications for Best Start Grant have been received in just two days following the launch of the Scottish Government’s new Early Learning Payment. The payment is for children aged between two and three and a half and... (Continue reading)

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