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Technology grant funding Posted in on July 27, 2015

The aim of the Technology Grant scheme is to provide financial support to eligible businesses who are introducing and developing new systems to improve business performance. The scheme is designed to support businesses in getting the most from their existing technology solutions or with the introduction of new systems and software to assist with the

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Ashfield & Mansfield Apprenticeship Grant for Employers Posted in on July 27, 2015

In the absence of the Nottinghamshire County Council/Futures grant, Ashfield & Mansfield Council will be funding businesses where the apprentice is aged 16 – 24. Should you require any further information about the scheme please see the attachments. Checklist Employer Agreement Information Sheet SME Enrolment Form

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Virtual College | Funding Summary Posted in on July 27, 2015

This month’s issue discusses key points on: ‘Get In Go Far’ Government Campaign FE Choices Learner Satisfaction Survey

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D2N2 Growth Hub | Local Access to Finance Posted in on July 27, 2015

Listed are current sources of local funding for businesses in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire region. National Funding and Grants Find Funding for your Business Regional Growth Fund | Finance to Support your Business

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Pioneer 10 Posted in on July 27, 2015

Oxford Innovation is promoting a new programme called Pioneer 10 which is both a business award and growth coaching programme for entrepreneurs. It has evolved over the past 4 years and is open to start-ups and ambitious SMEs across Nottinghamshire. You do not have to be a tenant of any of the centres to benefit

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D2N2 LEP – Growing Places Fund Posted in on July 27, 2015

Growth funding worth up to £2million could be loaned to ambitious businesses looking to expand and create more jobs, as part of a D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) opportunity, with applications invited to its Growing Places Fund (GPF). GPF enables businesses (and others) to apply for loans to kick-start stalled capital developments or expansion plans,

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Nottinghamshire Economic Development Capital Fund Posted in on July 27, 2015

The 3rd round of the County Council’s Capital Fund has now launched. Full details of the application process, including guidance notes can be found on our webpage here. Applications are now invited for capital projects from individual businesses, enabling them to grow and create new jobs. We expect to allocate £2m in this round, depending

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FE Week Posted in on July 27, 2015

Skills minister announces “little delay” to publishing apprenticeship reform detail  Skills Minister Nick Boles has admitted that a string of key apprenticeship reform announcements will be further delayed following Brexit. The government was due to provide further funding… Sector needs clarity on levy prospects and wider apprenticeship reforms after Brexit vote  Sector leaders have called

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Health and Safety Questionnaire Posted in on July 27, 2015

NTN and DTD training are working in partnership to understand your Health and Safety Requirements. Please can you share this questionnaire with your ‘Health and Safety’ representative for us to understand how we can support your organisation better in relation to Health and Safety. Please return these to [email protected]

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Why e-safety is more than just an IT issue Posted in on July 27, 2015

When a pupil uses Twitter to cyber bully a classmate, this isn’t because they are using Twitter, but rather they are demonstrating bad behaviour on Twitter. Similarly, if a teacher ‘friends’ a parent on Facebook, the action of the teacher is a matter of school policy and not the fault of Facebook. E-safety is therefore

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