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DCMS Wolfson: Green light for the Royal Cornwall Museum

Ian Wall

, January 17, 2017 — Culture

Royal Cornwall Museum Director

As Director of the Royal Cornwall Museum I’m delighted that our application for the ‘Shining A Light On The Heritage of Cornwall’ project has been awarded a £50,000 grant.This project will see the full scale revamp of our museum’s lighting which we believe will help revitalise the Museum. This funding will be used to apply…

Building a Creative Economy for all

Helen Warren

, January 13, 2017 — Culture

Head of Creative Industries at DCMS

Today I spoke to the Westminster Media Forum in Manchester about harnessing the creative economy in the North of England. What I said in my speech is that to do this, we need to join up creative activity across the North of England and indeed the whole of the UK.After all, collaborating and connecting is…

Future Worlds brings best of British startups to #CES2017

Reuben Wilcock

, January 7, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Director of Future Worlds, University of Southampton

I’m writing this perched on a crowded sofa in Las Vegas watching over the Future Worlds incubator stand at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). As a serial entrepreneur, I launched Future Worlds in December 2015 at the University of Southampton to help aspiring innovators change the world with their ideas. Ever envious of US…

Celebrating a successful year for British music in a global market

Chris Green

, January 6, 2017 — Media, broadband and creative industries

BPI Director of Research

The latest Official Charts Company data released by the BPI – the UK record labels’ association that promotes British music – gives a number of good reasons to be optimistic about the future of the British music industry. Music has been widely acknowledged to have been the canary in the coalmine of digital disruption, having…

Championing Britain in China

Karen Bradley

, December 19, 2016 — China

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Championing Britain in ChinaEarlier this month I visited China with other government ministers to exchange ideas and experiences, and enhance ties between our two nations. I also took the largest delegation of individuals from cultural, creative industries and sport sectors that have ever accompanied a DCMS Minister abroad.The People to People Dialogue is a key pillar…

Grow Your Tenner fundraising campaign helps local charities grow

Chris Dormer

, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Head of Business Development at Localgiving

As part of plans leading up to #LocalCharitiesDay, the Government’s Office for Civil Society (OCS) backed two fundraising campaigns that encourage giving to local charities and community groups. OCS gave £250,000 to the campaigns, both run by Localgiving, to match online donations from the public.The Grow Your Tenner campaign matched donations from the public up…

Morrisons Foundation – making a difference to people’s lives

Sam Burden

, — Civil Society

Morrisons Foundation Specialist

Morrisons believes in the power of local charities to make a difference to people’s lives. In 2015 we set up the Morrisons Foundation to help more local charities access vital funding and today we are really pleased to be supporting the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay.  We’re taking this opportunity to encourage local charities to find out…

Introducing the Dorset Devils!

I belong to a wonderful group of people called Dorset Devils (157 volunteers with an age range of 5-85), founded by Peter Ryan just over three years ago. We all love Bournemouth, but hate the litter that gets deposited all along our streets and our spectacular beaches. We therefore go out and voluntarily clear the rubbish when…

Poppy Scotland blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay

Mark Bibbey

, December 15, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive, Poppyscotland

You will probably know us best for running the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, but Poppyscotland works all-year round to support our Armed Forces community in Scotland. In the past year we have supported people in every part of the country and that’s why we’re backing #LocalCharitiesDay.With the help of our year-round fundraising and generous donations from…

YKids celebrates #LocalCharitiesDay

Hannah Anderson

, December 13, 2016 — Civil Society

Youth Worker, Ykids

Ykids is a charity working in Bootle, a town on the outskirts of Liverpool with high rates of deprivation, the young people and families we work with face many barriers which often puts them on the edge of society; unemployment, lack of available jobs, low qualifications, poor housing, poor health – for some, it’s a…