Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

Charitable organisations given £20 million boost by government

Comments Off | 06-26-2015

Visit VCSE Diagnostic to check your organisation’s eligibility and find out more about applying for the Local Sustainability Fund.

The Cabinet Office today launched an initiative that will provide grants to increase the sustainability of around 250 organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.
The fund, which will be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund, will

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Minister to represent NZ at UN Food and Agriculture conference

Comments Off | 06-1-2015

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy leaves for Europe today to represent New Zealand at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations’ (FAO) Biennial Conference in Rome.
The FAO is an inter-governmental organisation with 194 member nations. Its aims include thesustainability of natural resources while driving economic and social progress.
“As a country founded on our

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Court orders almost £40,000 to be repaid to MMO after fraudulent claims

Comments Off | 09-3-2014

Four defendants made inflated claims and submitted false invoices to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and its predecessor, the Marine Fisheries Agency (MFA), to obtain monies under two grant schemes, Portsmouth Crown Court heard today (3 September 2014).
The offences related to three dishonest applications under the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) and the Financial Instrument for

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£440 million to be spent on green transport

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

Dozens of sustainable transport schemes got the green light this week, Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced.
The successful schemes will bring environmental, health and economic benefits to communities across England. The range of schemes will include improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, better bus journeys and new and upgraded transport interchanges allowing people to easily

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Government approves £7.5 million for Sir Ben Ainslie project to boost Portsmouth

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Ministers today (1 July 2014) announced £7.5 million of government funding to support Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team and their proposal to be based on the Camber in Portsmouth.
The investment will be supported by an additional £1.4 million from Portsmouth City Council.
The headquarters will initially employ about 90 people, with many more potential jobs

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UK calls for constructive engagement on World Bank Roghun report

Comments Off | 06-24-2014

A Foreign Office spokesperson said:
We welcome the 17 June publication of The World Bank’s draft independent report on the Roghun hydropower project and the associated technical studies. These are comprehensive and considered assessments which we will study carefully.
We encourage all states concerned to consider these reports carefully and to take part in the planned World Bank-led

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UK and China agree £2 billion digitial media link-up

Comments Off | 06-2-2014

Creative companies from the UK and China are set to benefit from £2 billion worth of trade and investment opportunities, Vince Cable announced today (29 May 2014).
As part of an 8 day visit to China, the Business Secretary was in Qingdao, known as the ‘Cannes of China’, to formally launch the Global Digital Media and

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