January, 2020


£1m per year community fund proposed

A £1m per year fund to boost community schemes is being considered by the County Council. Known as the social infrastructure fund, it could provide grants of between £100,000 and £500,000, to groups wishing to invest in new community facilities.... (Continue reading)

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Regenerating Scotland’s Communities

Projects benefitting from over £138 million of funding have the potential to create more than 7,000 jobs across Scotland, according to analysis of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. An evaluation of the fund found that those projects have the potential... (Continue reading)

£40 million investment to reduce NHS staff login times

The government will provide £40 million to transform slow login times, one of the main technology frustrations facing NHS staff. NHS staff currently have to log in to multiple computer programmes when tending to a patient, with each programme requiring... (Continue reading)

Free meals and summer holiday activities for children

Thousands more children across the country will get a healthy and nutritious breakfast to set them up for the school day, thanks to an additional investment of up to £11.8 million by the government to support disadvantaged families. So far... (Continue reading)

Government confirms extra support for Troubled Families to succeed

Families with deep rooted problems will receive much-needed support to get their lives back on track with up to £165 million of new funding, Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP announced yesterday (Sunday 5 January 2020). The funding for the Troubled Families programme... (Continue reading)

£2 million fund opens for flood-affected farmers

A £2 million fund to support farmers who suffered uninsurable damage to their property in the devastating floods in November has opened for applications today (Monday 6 January). The Government confirmed in November 2019 that it would extend its Farming... (Continue reading)

Housing Secretary pledges new funding to crackdown on criminal landlords

More than 100 councils across England have been awarded a share of over £4 million to crack down on criminal landlords and letting agents. More than £4 million of funding for councils to tackle criminal landlords across England. Move to... (Continue reading)

Multi-million-pound culture boost for children in schools

£80 million for music hubs coupled with further investment in film, dance, theatre and design Thousands more children will be able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs thanks to a further £80million investment by the Government in... (Continue reading)

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£8 million to transform health services in Pontypridd

Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced an £8 million investment to complete the £10m transformation of a health park in Pontypridd. The redeveloped Dewi Sant Health Park will bring together a range of health and social services under one roof.... (Continue reading)

Brecon Beacons village ‘transformed’ by community superfast broadband

A community in the Brecon Beacons has been transformed after residents pulled together to connect to superfast broadband, with the help of the Welsh Government. Residents in the village of Crai now have broadband speeds of up to 32 Mbps... (Continue reading)

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