October, 2019


£22 million awarded to farmers to boost productivity

More than 3,600 farmers receive money to spend on time-saving and innovative farm equipment More than 3,600 farmers are set to benefit from £22 million in productivity-boosting equipment from round two of the government’s Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme. Under... (Continue reading)

Green light for BEACON project boosts Wales’ bio economy

The Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles, visited Aberystwyth University today to open the new Bio-refining Centre and Seed Biobank buildings at the University’s Innovation and Enterprise Campus. Mr Miles, who is responsible for EU funding in Wales, announced... (Continue reading)

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£2.2 million boost for Valleys foundational economy projects

Transforming a disused department store in the Rhondda Valley into an enterprise hub, identifying local construction suppliers in Neath Port Talbot that could deliver packages of work under £25k, and developing an app that links businesses that need each other’s... (Continue reading)

Funding for improvements to GP practices

GP practices will receive more than £9 million of new funding to upgrade their premises and IT systems supporting better services for local communities. The funding will facilitate improvements to GP practices and enhancements to make the best use of... (Continue reading)

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£1m innovation boost for service personnel’s welfare and training

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is funding seven projects aimed at improving the welfare of Armed Forces personnel, it can today be announced. Nearly £1m is being invested to further develop and trial cutting-edge artificial intelligence, psychological, and neuroscience... (Continue reading)

£12 million boost for youth projects

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Youth projects across the country will receive a £12 million boost as part of the Government’s commitment to help young people thrive and level up opportunities, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced today (Friday, October 25 2019). The investment includes up... (Continue reading)

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£1 billion deal set to solve poor mobile coverage

The move will bring 4G coverage to 95 per cent of the UK by 2025 and be a huge boost for consumers. More people in rural areas will benefit from the speed and efficiency of services on the go –... (Continue reading)

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McVey announces ‘green housing revolution’ in the north

The Government has launched a nearly £40m fund in an attempt to kick start a ‘green housing revolution’ in the north of England. The Government’s housing agency Homes England has announced funding deals worth £38.2m with six local authorities to... (Continue reading)

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Mayor launches £10m boost for full fibre connectivity across London

Large areas of London are set to be upgraded from copper cables to full fibre optics using the Tube network and public buildings, thanks to a £10 million investment launched today (Thurs October 24 2019) by the Mayor of London,... (Continue reading)

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Supporting communities to deliver change

Projects to mitigate inequality, tackle climate change and help put social enterprise products on high street shelves are to benefit from £1.8 million of funding.  Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said the investment will help 21 programmes across the world deliver... (Continue reading)

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