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Apply for Kickstart scheme funding now, says training specialist

Leading Cumbrian training provider PHX Training has sent a message to employers in the region – we can help you to take advantage of the new £2billion government Kickstart Scheme.

JG Creative rebrands national perinatal mental health charity

Cheshire design and brand agency, JG Creative, has created a new brand for PANDAS, the national charity which supports parents suffering from pre and post-natal depression and other perinatal mental health conditions.

Scott Bros steps in to help Thornaby Food Bank prepare for winter

Family firm Scott Bros has helped Thornaby Food Bank prepare for the winter by installing an area of hardstanding outside its base. Due to the...

Charity spearheads campaign to encourage firms to recruit adults with autism

A charity, which offers support services to families and individuals affected by autism, is spearheading a campaign to encourage employers to recruit adults with...

£10,000 of Coalfields cash helps job seekers hit the road with moped project

Transport scheme Wheels 2 Work County Durham is set to get job seekers motoring after securing £10,000 through the Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP),...

Not-for-profit architecture firm launches in Greater Manchester

Stockport’s largest landlord, Stockport Homes - a management organisation which looks after both Stockport’s Council’s social housing and their own property portfolio – is...

First stage of £15m Veteran Care Village at Broughton House is completed

Residents of Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford will move into their new accommodation next week following the completion of the first stage of a £15m redevelopment.

PHX Training celebrates matrix accreditation

A leading North West training provider is celebrating after it was recognised for the quality of support it offers people in the region to find work or start a training course.

Innovative online designer store launched by Teesside autism charity

Daisy Chain, the Teesside-based charity for people with autism, has launched its online store for high-end clothing. The charity has estimated a shortfall of £400,000...

Kirklees charity trebles community response efforts following onset of COVID-19

Huddersfield-headquartered charity – Yorkshire Children’s Centre – has ramped up the level of support given to Kirklees residents, as demand reaches record levels. The organisation’s...

The Work-Wise Foundation’s First Ever Virtual Summer Academy’s a Hit with Pupils

The first ever virtual Work-wise Foundation annual Summer Academy has been hailed a huge success by attendees and schools taking part in the event.

Workplace health and wellbeing provider creates guide to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Workplace health and wellbeing provider, Champion Health has released a free guide in support of World Suicide Prevention Day this Thursday 10th September 2020.

Charity trek by Kinaxia Logistics staff for Air Ambulances UK

Staff at Kinaxia Logistics completed a virtual trek across Britain and Ireland to raise hundreds of pounds for Air Ambulances UK, the company’s charity of the year for 2020. More than 30 people from Kinaxia took part.

New neigh-bour brings joy to Northallerton nursery

Rosedene nursery in Northallerton delighted children returning for the new term with a visit from Timmy the pony. The 6-year-old black miniature horse, who normally...

Autism charity boss urges sector to support scheme

The CEO of Daisy Chain, one of the largest charities and social enterprises in the Tees Valley has welcomed the government’s Kickstart Scheme for...

A positive future for North West charity

A Cheshire-based disability charity has launched an exciting new brand to reflect the growth of the charity across the North West, to reconnect it with its values and to shine a positive light on disability.

360 Video Explores 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower Journey

MBD is an arts organisation specialising in creative digital storytelling. This year they're sharing the story of the Mayflower, which set sail 400 years ago in September 1620.

Leeds Mencap Recruiting New Trustees

Leeds Mencap are looking for four people who are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities to join their Board of Trustees.

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks 2020 helps schools “make up for lost time”

Organisers of Bradford’s annual manufacturing initiative are delighted by the response from schools wanting to “make up for lost time” and involve more pupils...

Bridging Overgate Hospice’s Fundraising Gap with £70 Per 70-Plate Vehicle

Ideal Autolease, a car and van leasing company in Halifax has launched a charity initiative which will see £70 donated to Overgate Hospice for every 70-plate vehicle or van leased through the company.

Leading Yorkshire manufacturer throws spotlight on community partnership at Backing Britain event

Manufacturer of speciality soap bases and natural ingredients, Stephenson, is hoping to secure additional businesses support with an innovative youth focussed charity through its...

INPD raises the bar for executive education with new qualification

A trail-blazing venture to set industry standards in the executive education sector is being launched by leadership and management training company In Professional Development.

Charity receives support from York flooring store

A flooring retailer has donated products to a local charity in York as part of its corporate social responsibility programme.

New fundraising Initiative Appeals to Generous North East Businesses

The Middleton Foundation and its subsidiary Charity Escapes are asking local businesses to support a new fundraising platform being launched in the Autumn, designed...

Training Provider TSN Announce Free LMS To Support Organisations Deliver Online Learning

Online learning provider, The Skills Network (TSN), has today announced that it will permanently offer its learning platform for free, in order to help...

Don’t miss 14th August deadline to enter Vernon’s Community Awards

The local building society is offering a share of a £10,000 pot to Stockport not-for-profit groups

Show house to schoolhouse for very special armchair

A school visit to a new development in Northumberland generated a ‘moving story’ for a very special chair. Children from Belsay School visited Countylife Homes’...

England Cricket’s Mo Bobat graduates from Manchester Met sport directorship course

England Cricket’s performance director Mo Bobat features among a line-up of well-known sporting names graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University’s Master of Sport Directorship (MSD)...

Training leader helps mum Katie start dream nursing course

A local mum has been accepted to university to pursue her dream career, following support from a leading Barrow training provider. Katie Denning, from Hawcoat...

Healthy Investment makes donation to Bury Hospice

Donation made on behalf of members who completed survey backing proposal to invest their funds in companies that contribute to environmental sustainability.

Tell us your lockdown stories, says career group

Young people across Lancashire are being challenged to use their experiences of lockdown to spark a career in creative writing. Future U, which works to...

New service changing the lives of homeless people in Sunderland

Thirteen has launched a new service in Sunderland that is providing homeless people with a safe place to stay and on-site support to find...

Homelessness charity invites businesses to network in first virtual event

Homelessness charity Simon on the Streets has organised its first virtual networking event on Thursday 6th August at 1-2pm as part of its corporate partnership, 5 for 5.

Stunning New Student Accommodation Scheme On Track To Complete This Year

Work on a brand-new £12.5 million student accommodation scheme in Leeds is on target to complete before the end of the year and eager students have already started reserving apartments within the development.

Unique deal will help vulnerable UK children and put a smile on shoppers’ faces

Cheshire hygiene specialists Qualkem Brands has struck a unique deal which will support UK vulnerable children and put a smile on shoppers’ faces from...

Last Chance For NHS and Care Workers In Leeds To Claim Free Legal Services

There is just one week remaining for NHS and care workers in Leeds to take advantage of a free will writing service being offered by leading law firm, Winston Solicitors.

Training leader returns to town centres to help people back to work

A leading regional training provider is returning to town centres across Lancashire and Cumbria to help local people back into work. PHX Training has re-opened...

Latest timelapse video brings University vision to life

Progress on the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) flagship Masterplan development has been revealed in a new timelapse video which shows the scale of...

Autism lifeline reopens services

Daisy Chain, the charity which provides support for people living with autism, has reopened its services for the first time since the pandemic, to...

A new look for Stockport’s pioneering construction and property management company

Visit Three Sixty's new website to understand how their diverse construction and property management work is uniquely led by a mission to achieve social, community and environmental benefits.