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Meeting the BCPC Project Team

Posted by Edwin Categories: Edwin's Blog Published September 15, 2014

Further to our recent news report (see, we were delighted to meet members of the BCPC Project Team last week in Wolverhampton, who will be responsible for delivering the Skills for Care funded Assistive & Information Technologies Project. We are looking forward to carrying out an independent impact evaluation of the Project, and look forwardContinue Reading

Listening to the views of Service Users

Posted by Edwin Categories: Edwin's Blog Published September 14, 2014

It has proved extremely useful to meet with and listen to the views and opinions of a number of Service Users as part of our independent evaluation of the Big Lottery funded Oldbury based SinglePoint Project (see link ). Such a ‘coal face‘ approach involving interactive workshops is central to our approach, and oneContinue Reading

Funding for Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire

Posted by Edwin Categories: Edwin's Blog Published July 15, 2014

Thanks to VAST for the following: People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods across Staffordshire. Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups seeking investment of £5,000 – £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. Further details can be found on VAST’sContinue Reading

Thanks to Steve Baylis, SCVO for the following: The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a £3.2 billion fund that supports projects and programmes that are using private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment. Round 6 will be open to private sector bidders seeking £1 million or more.  Please view for more information.Continue Reading

£10m Grant for VCSE’s

Posted by Edwin Categories: Edwin's Blog Published July 7, 2014

Thanks to Steve Baylis of SCVO for this: The website for the new £10 million Grant Fund for VCSE organisations in England is scheduled to launch early next month.   The new funding, which will run over three years, aims to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations whoContinue Reading

Wider Impact Consultancy, Edwin Lewis