June, 2020


Support for Fringe Society

Backing for world’s largest performing arts festival. The Scottish Government has agreed a funding package for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity that underpins the world-famous Fringe Festival. As part of a commitment to support cultural, social and economic... (Continue reading)

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Action needed to help renters

UK government urged to strengthen social security system. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart has written to the UK Government calling for urgent action to support housing tenants affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In a letter to the Secretary of State... (Continue reading)

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Chancellor visits one of thousands of shops set to open today

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak visited a Waterstones in London to see some of the measures they’ve put in place to ensure they are ready to welcome customers again. the Chancellor visited a Waterstones, one of the thousands of shops opening... (Continue reading)

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Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme supports fishing industry

Projects approved under the £1 million grant scheme supporting innovative ways to sell fish and shellfish across England. The Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme was set up in April to help fund projects that will increase the sale and consumption of... (Continue reading)

New measures to support customs intermediaries

HMRC has unveiled a new package of measures to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector. £50 million added to popular grant fund for customs agent recruitment, training and IT Government plan to change the rules to help agents... (Continue reading)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): ministerial direction for early payment of grants

Letters authorising the early release of 2 grants to local authorities totalling £3.4 billion to allow them to act on the government’s recent announcements to tackle Covid-19. Details Letters authorising the early release of 2 grants to local authorities totalling... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government allocates £16 million of Resilient Roads Fund to local authorities

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has announced over £16 million in transport grants – nearly £5 million of which will be spent on repairing the damage caused by storms at the start of this year. All... (Continue reading)

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Ministers call for UK Government funding to reach charities in Wales

Government Opportunities (GO)

The UK Department for Education (DfE) and the Home Office have announced £7.6m funding to support national charities which support vulnerable children and young people who are experiencing or at risk of domestic violence, sexual exploitation and abuse. Following the... (Continue reading)

Environmental business initiative receives £120,000 funding boost

Business support organisation The Water Hub has received a total of £120,000 funding that will help it continue to back innovative solutions to local environmental challenges. The funding has come from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and partners, including... (Continue reading)

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Local authorities across England receive funding to support new Test and Trace service

Local authorities are central to the new NHS Test and Trace service, and each upper tier local authority has now been awarded funding to develop tailored outbreak control plans, working with the service, their local NHS and other stakeholders. Work... (Continue reading)

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