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Community Grant programme available for local training and employment schemes

To help support the community during this time, local organisations can apply for up to £20,000 grant funding to help people to get into work.

The Community Grant programme, re-opens for funding applications today (17 August 2020). The programme has already awarded over £600,000, which is supporting 666 people to date.

The programme is for voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSE) to deliver bespoke projects that help currently unemployed individuals in the hardest to reach communities to take up training or get back into work.

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CPRE chief executive writes open letter to decision makers

Crispin Truman OBE, chief executive of CPRE, decided to write an open letter to reinforce the fact that the Bedfordshire Chilterns AONB is a landscape and environment of national importance and not simply a local matter as stated by Robert Jenrick, MP, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he refused to “call-in for review”, Central Bedfordshire Council’s decision to grant Planning Permission.

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SEMLEP’s event on environmental sustainability

On Wednesday 13 November SEMLEP, the Local Enterprise Partnership for the South East Midlands, brought around 100 of the region’s leading industry figures, local authorities and nature and environment organisations together to talk about the area’s response to this challenge.
Speaking after the event Peter Horrocks, SEMLEP’s Chair said, “it was clear from questions asked just how strong the public focus is on environmental sustainability. Our speakers all provided powerful ideas for how this area can improve nature and build economic success through a green economy.”

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Funding for community skills projects available for Bedfordshire

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) launches the second round of Community Grants. SEMLEP’s Community Grants programme offers voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations grant funding between £10,000 to £20,000 to provide local support to people who are unemployed, helping them to take up training, volunteering or get back into work.

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Employers asked to ‘Give an Hour’ to inspire young people

Give an Hour calls for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to offer an hour of their time to help young people be prepared for the fast-changing world of work.

The initiative by The Careers & Enterprise Company and part of SEMLEP’s #GrowingTalent campaign highlights that in as little as one hour organisations can help to transform a young person’s future by bringing to life career opportunities and providing insight about the skills young people need to be work-ready and successful in the workplace.

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SME businesses encouraged to take advantage of final stages of grant scheme

Businesses across the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) region are being encouraged to take advantage of the final stages of a grant programme run by Cranfield University, in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Under the IMAGE (Innovation in Manufacturing, Aerospace and Green Economy) programme, businesses in the region can apply for a grant of up to £8,750 to receive part-funding for a research and development project to be carried out with universities.

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