Author Archives: Sarah Nelsey

Pandemic response surveys launched to seek views

Pandemic response surveys launched to seek views from town councils, parish councils and community groups Two surveys have been launched today to help gather the views from town councils, parish councils and community groups about responses to the coronavirus pandemic. … Continue reading

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BAME-led social enterprises face barriers to social investment

Black and ethnic minority social entrepreneurs face “clear structural barriers” to accessing finance, an event heard yesterday. Speaking to the Commission on Social Investment, Henry Baptiste, director of Pathways Housing Solutions, said that investors need to be more flexible when … Continue reading

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DCMS Youth Review: call for views from young people

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is reviewing the programmes and services it supports for young people outside of school (including the National Citizen Service, youth clubs, youth volunteering opportunities and local sports/arts groups). We want to … Continue reading

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February news from Stop Ecocide – EU supports recognition of ecocide

In an amendment to its report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2019, the European Parliament voted to urge “the EU and the Member States to promote the recognition of ecocide as an international crime under the Rome … Continue reading

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Shropshire Libraries – Get Started with Digital

Become more confident to connect, shop, search, email and more, online. Join us at this free virtual Zoom space with peer support to start you on your digital journey. We’ll be using Learn My Way to guide you through topics … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

West Midlands Community Recovery Innovation Challenge Funding available to residents, community organisations and businesses with innovative ideas to help West Midlands communities recover from the pandemic. The aim of the scheme is to support the best innovative ideas to help West … Continue reading

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Gallery owner teams up with artist to donate ‘Superman’ NHS art to SaTH as thank you for relative’s treatment

A gallery owner has teamed up with an artist to donate an incredible piece of art to Shropshire’s acute hospitals as a thank you for the treatment given to a family member. The artwork, donated by Jonathan Soden and artist … Continue reading

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Shropshire businesses offered the chance to deliver rapid testing

More businesses in Shropshire are being offered the opportunity to take part in a programme of rapid testing for COVID-19 for their staff. The initiative is part of the council’s plans to increase the amount of testing across the county … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

The importance of branding, social e-commerce and making the most from your website will be the focus of a new series of webinars to help businesses in Shropshire. Firms are being urged to sign up to a new programme of … Continue reading

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Comic Relief unveils ten funders to share £2.8m for projects tackling racial inequities

The Africa Academy, Muslim Charities Forum and Migrant Centre Northern Ireland are among ten organisations that have been awarded a share of £2.8m. This is the second phase of Comic Relief’s Global Majority programme, which is run in partnership with … Continue reading

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