September, 2020


Extra funding for service charities as veterans’ support is stepped up

Today the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the MOD have announced that 100 UK Armed Forces charities will benefit from nearly £6-million of extra funding to support serving personnel, veterans and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This... (Continue reading)

More domestic abuse charities to benefit from government funding boost

Minister for Rough Sleeping and Housing Kelly Tolhurst MP has today (16 September 2020) announced that a further 25 charities will receive a share of £1 million boost as part of the government’s £10 million emergency fund to support domestic abuse victims... (Continue reading)

Cultural Recovery Fund – Open for applications

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From Wednesday organisations in the culture and heritage sector can apply for financial support from the Welsh Government’s £53 million Cultural Recovery Fund. Music venues; recording and rehearsal studios; Heritage organisations and historic attractions; accredited museums and archive services; libraries;... (Continue reading)

£33m for new Cardiff and Vale COVID-19 facility

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced £33m funding for a new facility for the Cardiff and Vale Health Board to manage any potential increase in COVID-19 cases this winter. The new facility, providing 400 extra beds, will be built next... (Continue reading)

Government’s £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications

Grants from £50k to £5 million are now available to help the nation build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic, the government announced yesterday [14 September]. The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund, part of the government’s wider green economic... (Continue reading)

UK-Japan trade deal offers boost to Welsh businesses

Welsh lamb, Conwy mussels and Anglesey sea salt are among 15 iconic Welsh products that could be protected in Japan for first time as part of the UK-Japan trade deal. The UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was agreed in principle... (Continue reading)

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Talented transport tech start-ups to receive funding boost of over £1 million

Innovative transport start-ups with a focus on decarbonisation or COVID-19 recovery can bid for a share of over £1 million (£1,010,000) in Department for Transport funding from yesterday (14 September 2020). Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG), which is now in its... (Continue reading)

Strengthening support for school staff

School staff will be offered new support as part of a £1.5 million funding package to help manage additional pressures as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Barnardo’s Scotland and mental health charity Place2Be will offer new mental health... (Continue reading)

Help to get online

Organisations that work with digitally excluded families and young people in care are being encouraged to get involved with a programme aiming to get more people online. Funding for Connecting Scotland, which aims to give low income families and individuals... (Continue reading)

Building resilience for island communities

Island communities will benefit from a £2 million programme of locally-led green projects designed to help support their economic recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Islands Green Recovery Programme, announced in the Programme for Government and now open for... (Continue reading)

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