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Supporting female leadership in the UK tech sector

March 12, 2021 — Digital

If there was ever a period in our history to drive home the incredible capabilities of technology, it has been the last year.Cloud computing has enabled governments, schools, universities and businesses to remain operational in the most disruptive of circumstances. Meanwhile, data analytics are helping medical researchers to find new treatments and vaccines faster, to bring…

MindOut provides vital support for LGBTQ mental health

February 23, 2021 — #CommunitiesCan

As part of DCMS Community Match Challenge through Global’s Make Some Noise, MindOut, based in Brighton, has received a £20,000 grant for their virtual mental health service for the LGBTQ+ community. The funding covers online Support Worker salaries and training costs to extend hours for the online support service. This temporary increase in hours and…

#NAW2021: Being an Apprentice for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

February 12, 2021 — Sport

When I got the role at Birmingham 2022 I was absolutely delighted. I’d been furloughed from my previous job, where I’d completed a level two apprenticeship and gone on to work in customer services.I saw this level three apprenticeship advertised on the Government’s website and as soon as I read it, I knew I wanted…

Reflections on the National Data Strategy

February 3, 2021 — Digital

As Deputy Director responsible for the National Data Strategy (NDS) I wanted to share some reflections about our recent consultation, and what’s next for the strategy.We received well over 250 responses to the consultation, and I was really pleased to note the wide range of organisations and individuals represented. It reflects the ambition of the…

The Value of Culture and Heritage

January 21, 2021 — Culture

When we visit a gallery or a local museum, attend a concert or dance performance, visit a Neolithic site or take a ride on a steam railway we experience cultural nourishment and joy. We experience this communally, with our families and friends. Cultural organisations also provide needed societal work for communities across the country. We…

Supporting frontline organisations to make a real difference

Big Society Capital was set up with the promise of £425 million from dormant bank accounts and £200 million from our four bank shareholders. Our mission is to improve people’s lives in the UK through investment. It is the frontline organisations that deliver such impact, so far more than 1,200 of them, and the fund managers…