Forthcoming Event

HL:  Round 2 of the Homelessness Transition Fund opened last week, with 2 grants programmes available to applicants:

* Main Grants for frontline services rolling out No Second Night Out and other initiatives (deadline for applications is 14 May 2012)

* Small Grants for organisational development (ongoing programme with no fixed closing date)

The Homelessness Transition Fund website has been updated with full details on how to apply - and 2 FREE Webinars (Wednesday 11 April at 3pm & Monday 30 April) will share detailed guidance and give applicants the opportunity to ask questions:

Press release & links

NA:  The National Archives are now just over halfway through the process of working together with archives & stakeholders across the to co-create the new Archives Accreditation standard  Time is moving on, but you can still influence the standard and the evidence required to meet it.  New discussions are launched each Monday, and the process is open to everyone working in or with archives. 

Press release & links

 Socitm:  A combination of data analysis, information technology & sharing with other local public services is delivering sustainable business change for Scarborough Borough Council, its chief executive Jim Dillon will tell delegates at the Socitm Spring conference on 25 April 2012.

The council is 1 of 7 shire districts to have joined up with North Yorkshire County Council, York City Council, the North Yorkshire Police and a national park authority in the North Yorkshire Connect Partnership formed 3 years ago.  A partnership with Northgate is ‘exploiting technology to bring efficiencies and enhanced customer experience through a comprehensive programme of business process and service re-design’.

Press release & links

GPS:  Disposal Services Authority seminar - Asset & Waste Management (24 May 2012) - Venue: Novotel, City Centre, Manchester .  FREE enrolment to Public Sector delegates only – very limited capacity.

The programme will include:

* Identifying assets from waste

* Compliance & Security

* Audit

* Sustainability through procurement 

Press release ~ DSA Connect

BIS:  Join experts from the Intellectual Property Office and Companies House, who will help you understand Intellectual Property and your responsibilities as a first time director.  Get It Right – First Time; Next event Harrogate - 1 May 2012.

The IPO has also published: ‘From ideas to growth: Helping SMEs get value from their intellectual property’, which sets out the IPO’s plans for improving access to the knowledge, know-how and support that will help SMEs maximise the value of their intellectual property assets, and develop strategies to manage them effectively.

Press release & links

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