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The Challenge Dementia prize is the first national search for next generation products, technologies and services that could support people living with dementia. £100,000 will be awarded to the winner who successfully meets the entry and judging criteria.
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Children and young people in care in Essex are set to benefit from a new approach to residential care following a £3million boost from the Department for Education’s (DfE) Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme.
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More than 100 charities and organisations from Essex’s thriving social enterprise sector came together at a one-day conference at Anglia Ruskin University today for a masterclass in social investment.
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Follow Rochelle Mathieson, deputy manager of the Funding and Investment team as she goes to events, offers advice, insight and more!
This blog post follows her thoughts on the 'Bridge to Social Investment event held at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday, 19th May 2017.
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Families InFocus (Essex) has been awarded three year funding of £331,185, from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, for the continuation of their Family Support Project across Essex.
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Voluntary and community organisations working with young people in Harlow are set to benefit from grants totalling £160,000 over the next two years.
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Despite the UK choosing Brexit in June 2016, EU funding still provides real opportunities to organisations in Essex.
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Peer-to-peer support group network ‘Mums and Families UK’ designed to help those with post-natal depression has been announced as the winner of the Families Included Prize.
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Essex County Council has secured an £890,000 funding boost for a trailblazing Government project to tackle homelessness.
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The Essex County Council Cultural Development team has secured a grant of £95, 445 for a two year project working with museums across the county.
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Home Start Colchester awarded Big Lottery Fund grant of £228,000 to help families in Colchester and south Tendring.
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The European Commission has released the 2017 application deadlines for Erasmus+.
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Road users across Essex are set to benefit from a successful £1.5 million funding bid towards a vital new junction on the M11.
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A update on how the UK's vote to leave the European Union affects our access to European Funding.
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Find out how the UK's vote to leave the European Union affects our access to European Funding.
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Essex County Council launches prizes that reward ideas that could help tackle social problems.
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Maldon District Council awarded £50,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund for their Maldon Historic Waterfront Revival project.
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Aurele Soules has recently joined the team as an EU funding Officer. Let's find out more about him.
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With support from our team, a new project has secured £420,000 in funding.

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