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COVID DIGITAL RECOVERY GRANT

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The Growth Hub is releasing a new grant scheme to support Gloucestershire businesses that have been affected by the Covid pandemic.

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Success For FEP

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  In May 2021, Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) and project partners Forest of Dean District Council were successful in securing funding from Arts Council England to create a community engagement campaign....

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Success in Cinderford

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In April 2021, Forest Economic Partnership signed a contract with Fastershire on behalf of the Cinderford Community to enable fibre to the premise broadband to be installed in over 500...

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Levelling Up Fund

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Last month the Government announced the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) to support regeneration and town centre investment, local transport projects, and cultural and heritage assets.

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How Lockdown Changed My Business

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Prior to all this, I was running a successful health and wellness business, Cosmic Teapot – mainly offering hands on treatments like massage.

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Government UK Community Renewal Fund - Call for schemes

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Gloucestershire County Council is now inviting bids to be submitted for consideration, as part of the county’s submission to the recently announced Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund.

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Putting the Forest on the Map

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Travelling in rural areas is a constant and complex problem. Unless you own and drive your own car; you’re stuck.

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Big Win for Local Business and FEP

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On 7 January 2021, the Geospatial Commission in partnership with Innovate UK announced their 28 winners of the £2M transport location data competition. Stakeholders and project leader, Rural Technologies Ltd is one of the winners with its MERGeS feasibility project. While FEP is an important project partner to help gain feedback from the district.

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FEP Elects a New Chair

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In September 2020, Andrew Callard stood down as the Chair of the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) after two and half years in post.

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Folk2Folk Lending Opportunities

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Can the Council fund your business?  The economic recovery following COVID-19 requires local authorities to dig deep and support their local businesses as best they can.

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Unemployment: What Help Is Out There

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The StatisticsIn August 2020, the unemployment rate in the Forest of Dean grew from a pre-covid rate of 2. 3% to 5.

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High Street Recovery

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How is the High Street doing?2020 has been a challenging year for many people and businesses across the District, with many having to diversify to a new way of life.

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