April, 2020


Mayor launches new fund to support London’s at risk culture

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today launched a new emergency £2.3m fund to support culture and creative industries at risk due to the impact of the coronavirus.  The Mayor is working with the Music Venue Trust, the LGBTQ+... (Continue reading)

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New benefit for all health service staff

All families of frontline NHS staff who die as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) will receive financial support, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has confirmed. A total lump sum of twice the staff member’s annual earnings and continued survivor entitlements will... (Continue reading)

Extra £3 million to support ‘digitally excluded’ learners in Wales

The Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has announced up to £3 million to support ‘digitally excluded’ learners during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the ‘Stay Safe. Stay Learning’ programme, the Welsh Government is working with local authorities to support digitally excluded... (Continue reading)

UK Government funding Coronavirus testing in Scotland

There are now five drive through testing facilities, funded by the UK Government, operating in Scotland. These testing sites form part of the UK-wide national testing strategy which includes: • Drive through testing facilities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness... (Continue reading)

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COVID-19 treatments could be fast-tracked through new national clinical trial initiative

Thousands of patients could benefit from potential treatments for COVID-19 that will be fast-tracked through a new national clinical trial, the Health and Care Secretary has announced. This platform will accelerate the development of new drugs for patients hospitalised with... (Continue reading)

From the sea to the door: New grant scheme to support seafood businesses

The government yesterday, Wednesday April 29 2020, opened for applications a new Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme, which will fund projects that will help seafood businesses in England increase the supply of local seafood to domestic markets. The £1 million scheme, first... (Continue reading)

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Rapid coronavirus research

Research projects to increase the understanding of coronavirus (COVID-19), screen potential treatments and support clinical trials will benefit from almost £5 million of Scottish Government funding. The money will support 55 rapid research projects in 15 Scottish universities and research... (Continue reading)

More than £500 million of support reaches Welsh businesses

Half a billion pounds of relief grants has reached 41,000 small businesses in Wales in the space of just a few weeks. Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates and Finance Minister Rebecca Evans yesterday, Tuesday April 28... (Continue reading)

£10m to support recovered Coronavirus patients back home

£10m of funding is being provided to Wales’ health and social care organisations to help get those recovered from Covid-19 home sooner. Today’s (Wed April 29, 2020) announcement will fund new and enhanced home care packages to support patients to... (Continue reading)

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Government confirms allocations of £1.6 billion funding boost for councils

Individual councils in England have had their funding allocations confirmed yesterday (Tuesday 28 April) following Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick’s announcement of £1.6 billion in additional funding. The £1.6 billion funding, recently announced, means councils in England will be provided with over... (Continue reading)

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