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Me too & co looks ahead to #LocalCharitiesDay

Jo Saucek

, December 2, 2016 — Civil Society

Charity Administrator at me too & co https://www.metooandco.org.uk/

Me too & Co is a local charity run by parents, for families. We aim to remove the isolation that can be created for families when their children are affected by disability and additional needs. We provide a supportive and active community where the whole family is cared for and given the opportunity to develop and feel empowered.We were founded…

The Museums Review – an update on our progress

Neil Mendoza

, December 1, 2016 — Culture

England’s museums are among the best in the world. We all have our favourites and love the variety and extraordinary quality of individual collections and the magnificent buildings that house them. Of course, it is the expertise and dedication of the staff and volunteers that bring those collections and places to life for the public.…

Art and Education

Matt Hancock

, — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

As potentially one of the greatest forces for openness and social mobility we have, the arts are central to having a well-rounded education.Like many others, I was disappointed when AQA – the last exam board offering the Art History A Level – announced that they will be dropping the subject from 2018.From the earliest cave…

14-18 NOW receives Remember WW1 Award

Jenny Waldman

, November 30, 2016 — Culture

Director, 14-18 NOW

Earlier this month 14-18 NOW were delighted to receive the national ‘Arts and Creativity’ award for our work on the Poppies Tour, Dazzle Ships and we’re here because we’re here.14-18 NOW is the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and we aim to bring the stories of the First World War to…

Friendly Trust Charity looks ahead to #LocalCharitiesDay

Louise Triggs

, November 24, 2016 — Civil Society

Senior Trust Officer at The Friendly Trust

The Friendly Trust started out to support people with learning disabilities, but we have grown and evolved to support a wide range of vulnerable people.With the help of our funders, staff and volunteers, last year we supported 518 people to achieve positive outcomes with their finances.One of those people was Alex (named changed for confidentiality)…

#NorthernStars

Richard Potter

, November 17, 2016 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director at Peak

Last year, we applied to Tech North’s Northern Stars competition with an aim to accelerate our business growth. Northern Stars is a pitch competition that seeks to identify and showcase the best tech startups in the North of England. We hoped the competition would raise awareness of our company and grow our business network. Everything…

#LocalCharitiesDay

Rob Wilson

, November 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Civil Society

Every day thousands of people around the country working in small, local charities are giving their time, expertise and goodwill to help improve the lives of others in our communities.On 16 December we will be leading the first ever Local Charities Day, shining a spotlight on all of this fantastic work and celebrating the dedication…

Celebrating The National Lottery

Matt Hancock

, — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

This week we have been celebrating the fantastic work of the National Lottery, which has reached the incredible milestone of giving out its 500,000th grant.It has been supporting local community projects across the country for over 20 years. Strengthening our nation’s arts, cultural and sporting sectors, benefiting charities far and wide and having a positive…

UK Games Fund: Round 3

Paul Durrant

, November 1, 2016 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director of UK Games Talent and Finance CIC

At UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company we’ve been busy supporting a UK-wide community of independent games developers. With the UK Government funding announced last October we’ve established the UK Games Fund and the Tranzfuser graduate talent competition.The UK Games Fund has proved phenomenally popular with over 350 applications from games development teams…