August, 2019


UK launches programme to promote trade with Brazil

Department for International Trade

A new trade facilitation programme will support Brazilian businesses to export, which will help boost trade with countries including the UK. The £20 million programme will work with existing export promotion and trade facilitation programmes across Brazil to help bring... (Continue reading)

Prime Minister announces £25 million cash boost for hospices to secure their future


The future of hundreds of hospices and palliative care services which provide vital treatment and support for patients at the end of their life will now be protected thanks to a multi-million-pound funding boost from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The... (Continue reading)

£9 million announced to get ports and local areas ready for Brexit

Government Opportunities

An extra £9 million will be made available to ensure local areas and major ports are ready for Brexit, Local Government Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced today (21 August 2019). A total of £5 million will be given... (Continue reading)

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Developing low carbon automotive capability: apply for funding

Government Opportunities

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million for UK-developed late stage R&D in advanced low carbon propulsion capability in the automotive sector. This Advanced Propulsion Centre and Innovate UK competition is looking for projects that... (Continue reading)

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Millions in local investment to support children and young people’s mental health

mental health

Thousands of young people across England will benefit from new mental health support including counselling, mentoring and arts programmes in their communities. This will be backed by a multi-million pound government investment this year. As part of the government’s commitment... (Continue reading)

Innovative adult retraining scheme rolled out further


Education Minister Kemi Badenoch has today (20 August) announced the further rollout of the Get Help to Retrain digital service to the West Midlands and North East following a successful launch across the Liverpool City region last month. The Get... (Continue reading)

£100,000 fund to boost mental health support across Cornwall


Hundreds of residents from Bude to Penzance are set to benefit from improved mental health support as Amber Rudd announces £100,000 funding for a life-changing project. The initiative means work coaches can continue to refer people with mental health conditions... (Continue reading)

£600 million boost for housing


The Chancellor announces over £600 million of new investment to build up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas in England. Chancellor Sajid Javid announces over £600 million to support the building of 50,000 new homes Fund will ensure... (Continue reading)

Bangor University secures £4.6 million EU funds for research into low carbon energy efficiency

Government Opportunities

A new data science hub for green energy is to be created at Bangor University, backed by £4.6 million EU funds. The new Smart Efficient Energy Centre (SEEC) will develop joint research between Welsh and international organisations and businesses. It... (Continue reading)

Commercialising quantum technologies: opportunity to invest

Government Opportunities

Innovate UK as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has up to £12 million to invest in innovative projects exploiting new quantum technologies and is seeking private investment partners to join it. New quantum technologies could transform products... (Continue reading)

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