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UK Research and Innovation ESRC funding opportunities Update

Engaging the public with Census 2021 05-11-2020 11:37 AM GMT Apply for funding for public engagement activity linked to Census 2021. You must be a UK-based researcher at doctoral level or higher. Your research must focus on arts and humanities, or economic and social sciences. Your activity must take place between February and April 2021.
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Upcoming November Courses from Weston College

Please find attached November’s course list with Sector Work Academy Programmes (SWAPs).If you would like any information on any of the courses or individual flyers please get in touch. Warehousing &Storage with Forklift training This 3 week training course is designed for those looking for a career in Warehousing & Storage with the added extra for prospective lift truck operators with no previous experience. You must be medically fit similar to the DVLA car licence requirements. To be held at the Construction Training Centre,BS24 7NA Monday – Friday 9.00am-3.00pm 15 days Bridgwater SWAP Warehousing &Storage Talent Solutions in partnership with the Job Centre and Weston College, is delivering a Sector Work Academy Programme to help candidates through the Warehousing course and recruitment process, our industry experienced tutor will support you in your application. Qualifications in Employability and Customer Service, two
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Free Photography and Graffiti course

The Creative Youth Network is running free Photography and Graffiti course for NEET 16-25 year olds. I have attached a printable flyer so please pass the details on to any suitable young people you work with. No prior experience of is needed, just a willingness to learn. On this course the young people will learn: Street photography (theory and practice) Basic SLR photography Stencil Art Exhibition planning and curation Art as social commentary / art as activism Gain a Level 1 or Level 2 Arts Award Accreditation Date and time: October 26th – 30th  10:30 am – 4:30pm Location: Central Bristol To book a place, email/call: phoebe.langton-beck@creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk /0773 436 8626 Lunch is provided and travel costs can be covered.
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Kickstart Bristol – partners wanted for funded work placements

What is Kickstart? The government has introduced a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and at risk of long term unemployment. Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions. More information about the scheme can be accessed on the Gov.UK website. Our Ask – we are looking for local employers to create high quality 6 month work placements. In addition to financial contributions to cover the minimum wage, NI and pension contributions, employers will also receive up to £1,500 additional funding to cover associated costs for set up, support and training. See the attached letter for
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Items of Interest

1. The Council’s business and VCSE webinar is returning on Thursday 23 July (4pm- 5pm). Register your free place here. 2. The UK Government has announced that from Friday 24 July it will be mandatory to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets; read more here.  3.The UK Government has developed an online tool to help businesses determine what they need to do to reopen safely during coronavirus; click here for more. 4.And Attached is guidance we have produced on reopening Bristol’s bars, pubs and restaurants. The guidance, together with other information can also be found here. 5. Businesses can source social distancing advice posters for their premises here and here. 6.Creative Scale Up is a two-year pilot programme funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) aiming to help creative businesses in the West of England access finance
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Higher levels Business & Computing Qualifications for staff

SGS College still have some spaces available on their Business and Computing courses starting this September. Please find attached our information leaflets on our HNC/HND in Computing and Systems Development and our HNC/HND in Business. Both courses are available full and part time, so these are qualifications that can be earned while also working. SGS College will commence teaching as normal at the end of September and if you do not have a full degree, you should be eligible for a student loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan to assist with the cost of studying.  These loans do not have to be paid back until you have completed your studies and are earning over £27,000. If at any time your salary falls below this benchmark then you payments will cease until you are earning a higher amount again. For
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Items of Interest

1. Applications for the second round of the Small Business Discretionary Grant for local businesses with 49 or fewer employees close at midnight on Sunday 12 July. Businesses are strongly encouraged to review the application form as soon as possible to ensure they can submit evidence of how a grant would support them within the deadline. 2. As we move towards recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, local authorities are required to have a COVID-19 management plan for controlling and preventing the spread of the virus. Our Outbreak Management Plan outlines measures to identify and contain local outbreaks, and protect the public’s health; read more here. 3.Bristol Food Network are inviting people to take a few minutes to complete this survey, looking at how lockdown has drawn some people towards local shops and suppliers, and what the future holds for these businesses
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Fully Funded Digital Skills Workshop

The Skills Support for the Workforce & Redundancy (SSW/SSR) project, Serco are funding a virtual workshop aimed at those people who have skills and business conversations with employers within HotSW, Dorset and WoE regions.  As these Workshops have been well received in the past, we are pleased to announce two additional dates, 22nd July and19th August.  These workshops will discuss the most effective ways to engage businesses with the Digital Skills Agenda and understand how best to diagnose and meet their digital skills needs. Designed to support training providers and employer facing staff to answer digital questions and engage in conversations, you will learn how new tech is impacting on businesses, how digital technology is changing business growth models and what you can do within your business to support some of the digital skills needs of the future. This interactive
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Items of Interest

1. The Coronavirus Small Business Discretionary Grant has reopened for new applications, as there are still funds available (phase one is now closed, and we are aiming to notify businesses on the outcome of their application over the next few weeks). Eligible businesses for the new phase are strongly advised to review the application form as soon as possible to ensure evidence can be submitted before the deadline of midnight, Sunday 12 July. If you’re a business who has already completed and submitted an application for a grant under this scheme, please do not apply again; more here.  2. Bristol’s One City approach brings together a range of public, private, voluntary and third sector partners. The One City Economy Board has developed a Statement of Intent that will help shape the city’s Covid-19 recovery planning while setting out a collective aim to
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Online Workshop & fundraiser for educational materials

A fun creative workshop with Bristol based artist, Pippa Grace, author of Mother in the Mother. Whether or not you are a parent yourself, exploring our maternal lineage – our mothers, grandmothers & those women who stand before us- can be a rich and illuminating experience. Exploring our Maternal Lineage – Online Workshop on Tuesday 23rd June 8 – 9.15 pm and when you join you will be sent a link to the Zoom meeting. https://one-story.co.uk/product/exploring-our-maternal-lineage/ In the same simple exercise done by many of the writers in Mother in the Mother we will be making paper dolls and reflecting on our experiences. You will need a piece of A4 paper or card, a pen or pencil, and a pair of scissors. This workshop is a fundraiser for educational materials for children in Barton Hill during lockdown as highlighted by this
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