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Nesta report paves way for grant funding revolution with the crowd

Phil Geraghty, MD of Crowdfunder

Report shows:

Grant funds were amplified by 161% in crowdfunding pilot

78% of people who pledged gave money they wouldn’t ordinarily give to charity or philanthropic causes 33% saw an uplift in volunteering after the fundraise, with 2 in 3 projects seeing an increase in skills

The £5.6bn grant […]

Public bodies to band together for new mobile voice and data procurement

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is harnessing the buying power of the public sector to reduce the cost to the public purse of purchasing mobile voice and data services.

Expressions of interest are now being taken from public sector organisations who want to take part in this latest bulk buying project.

The […]

ESSENTIALSKILLZ NOW A CROWN COMMERCIAL SERVICE (CCS) SUPPLIER

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has recently awarded EssentialSkillz a place on the G-Cloud 9 (G9) supplier list for cloud computing services.

EssentialSkillz has been successful in achieving supplier status and can now offer its compliance solutions to public sector organisations looking to streamline their online safety training and risk assessment processes.

EssentialSkillz provides companies […]

Even small councils now have a dedicated film unit

Sir Michael Caine

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

It is highly unusual for a council to have its own dedicated film unit, especially one the size of Thanet.

But Thanet District Council does have its own dedicated film office facilitating high profile filming opportunities.

The Council has recently played host to Sir Michael Caine who was […]

LGA RESPONDS TO LGO REPORT ON EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLANS

Responding to a Local Government Ombudsman report on its first 100 investigations into Education, Health and Care Plans, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, said: “The number of investigations undertaken in this report is relatively small when compared to the thousands of Education, Health and Care Plans […]

Parks and green spaces contract set to be taken over by council company

THE contract to maintain Liverpool’s parks and green spaces is set to be handed to the council-owned company which operates the refuse, recycling and street cleansing service.

A report to the Cabinet on Friday 27 October is recommending that Liverpool Street Scene Services Limited – a wholly owned Local Authority Trading Company (LATco) – takes […]

Staffordshire County Council boosts employee satisfaction through smart working rollout

Targus technology unleashes 3,000-strong team to work anywhere

Targus, a global leader in mobile computing accessories, today announces that Staffordshire County Council has selected the company to boost productivity and enable flexible working, with the installation of over 1,000 universal docking stations.

In order for Staffordshire County Council to achieve smarter ways of working, greater […]

Thousands of jobs and almost £4billion for economy detailed in HS2 Strategy

‘People, place and connectivity’ are the focus of a new East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy, revealing how the planned high speed rail network could add thousands of jobs and billions of pounds to the region’s economy.

In July (2017) Government confirmed its preferred route for HS2’s ‘Phase 2b’ line, or ‘eastern leg’; proposed to run […]

Imprivata OneSign drives a culture shift in technology acceptance, increasing productivity and improving security

Key facts

Location: Manchester, UK Industry: Healthcare Employees: 5000 +

Challenges

Encourage adoption of new technology Increase clinicians’ time with patients Simplify login process without compromising security

Results

Fast, secure access to systems supporting security best practice Reduced login times Fast set-up of new users providing everyone with the same User Experience

Greater […]