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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 […]