May, 2019


Council commits £1.3 million in new funding to tackle rough sleeping

Government Opportunities

Successful funding bids to government mean that Oxford City Council is committing an extra £1.3 million in new funding to tackle rough sleeping in the city. These new funding commitments mean the council will spend an additional £1,344,700 on preventing... (Continue reading)

NHS seeds £50m robotic surgery framework

NHS Supply Chain

The NHS has begun the process of developing a £50m framework for “robotic surgical equipment”. Health-service procurement organisation NHS Supply Chain has issued a prior information notice outlining its intent to launch a major new commercial agreement next year. The... (Continue reading)

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From airport to spaceport: £2 million available to develop horizontal spaceflight in the UK

Government Opportunities

Future spaceports can apply for a share of £2 million to support plans for small satellite launch from aircraft and sub-orbital flight from the UK, Science Minister Chris Skidmore announced today (Wednesday, May 22 2019). Sites such as Newquay in... (Continue reading)

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£15 million investment to help keep families safely together

Government Opportunities

Up to 40 new areas will benefit from £15 million to expand promising innovative approaches to keeping families safely together. Children at risk of being taken into care are set to benefit from programmes that tackle the root cause of... (Continue reading)

Thousands of new homes supported by Building Scotland Fund


Almost £70 million has been invested in housing projects through the Building Scotland Fund (BSF) since its launch last year. This money has supported the development of 5,500 new homes and around 600 full-time jobs. The BSF, which is a... (Continue reading)

New measures to improve care for people with autism and learning disabilities

Department of Health

The measures include a new working group for learning disabilities and autism and funding specialist advocates to review the care of patients in segregation or long-term seclusion. The care of every patient in segregation or long-term seclusion will be reviewed... (Continue reading)

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Improving people’s lives through digital transformation

Government Opportunities

The Minister for Finance and Trefnydd, Rebecca Evans will today (Tuesday 21 May 2019) encourage digital leaders and experts from across the Welsh public sector to get involved and help transform Wales into a leading digital nation. Speaking at the... (Continue reading)

‘Eco Innovators’: government calls on next generation to design the future of transport

Government Opportunities

The government has today (Tuesday 21 May 2019) launched a competition for 7 to 19-year-olds to design the electric vehicle chargepoints of the future, inspiring the next generation of engineers — a key aim of the modern Industrial Strategy. The... (Continue reading)

Tens of thousands to benefit from Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

Government Opportunities

Sixteen trailblazing projects across the country are set to receive £3 million of new funding to support innovative approaches to integration Communities Minister Lord Bourne confirmed yesterday (Monday 20 May 2019). From a community gardening project in south-west London that... (Continue reading)

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Education Secretary announces £2.5m boost to Careers Hubs in 20 areas


The Secretary of State for Education has announced the expansion of a successful model helping to transform careers education around the country. This follows news last year that careers support is improving across England and is now strongest in disadvantaged... (Continue reading)

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