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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Birmingham Enterprise Adviser Network seeking Enterprise Advisers

If an employer wants to engage with schools, one option is to work as an Enterprise Adviser (EA) as part of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Enterprise Adviser Network.

Enterprise Advisers are senior business volunteers who spend approximately 8 hours a month working with a school leadership team and use their business experience and professional

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Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Solihull Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment – now published

Back in January Solihull Council’s Public Health team asked for comments on its draft Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA).

Comments have been taken into account and have helped create the recently published PNA 2018-2021, which will help ensure residents have good access to local pharmacy (chemist) services.

The document looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services across

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Activities at Auckland Hall Smith’s Wood – Cars Area Big Local

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

New programme to support neighbourhood planning

Through the new £23 million Neighbourhood Planning programme, local community forums and parish councils will be able to apply for basic grants of up to £9,000 (plus an additional £8,000 if they meet certain criteria).

The new programme will run from 2018 – 2022, and is managed by Locality and funded by central government (MHCLG).

Over the

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Big Lottery developing new funding scheme to tackle youth unemployment

Young people aged 16 – 24 are to be given the opportunity to be part of designing a new funding programme from The Big Lottery Fund that aims to tackle youth unemployment. A total of £90 million will be invested from the dormant accounts youth fund in projects that help young people to overcome the

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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

13 July: Out of Africa Charity Ball

Raise money for good causes in Solihull and have a great time. All proceeds go to Solihull charities and voluntary groups. Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Ending FGM Conference – sharing key messages and research

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid’s recent conference on FGM gave key messages from local research that addressed the impact of local work on ending FGM.

The study can be downloaded below. The key messages from the research and the conference are summarised in the following paragraphs.

We had a very successful conference on FGM on Monday 12th February 2018 at Tally Ho. 60

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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Bridging the Access Gap in Solihull – Signs4Life

A new initiative to encourage more staff and volunteers, to take up sign language as an extra language and skill is now available in the West Midlands and surrounding areas. Award winning Signs4Life are showcasing this local initiative to help staff and volunteers to communicate and engage with their colleagues, service users, and members of

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Armed Forces Covenant newsletter: February 2018

AFC News for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire: Family Day on 8 April

The 5th edition of the Armed Forces Covenant Newsletter for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire is out now!  This includes details of the Forces Family Day at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park on Sunday 8th April when serving personnel and veterans, and up to

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Solihull Together Fund Grants Awarded

An independent panel comprising three champions of our local VCS, Fidelis Navas of Xoserve, Matyn Garner of Solihull School and Sharon Gray of JLR, met to consider the 2017 Solihull Together Fund Grant Awards. They awarded a total of £3,000 to nine of the organisations which applied.

Some of the things that will be funded are

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