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Job centre shut - Cardiff

Caradog job centre in Cardiff has been closed.

Remploy factory at Poole set to close

Poole’s Remploy factory at Alder Hills is set to close, putting 18 people with disabilities out of a job. It is one of 36 …

Road schemes shelved

Two multi-million pound schemes to tackle some of the area’s busiest roads are on hold because of spending cuts. The urgent …

Newport and Cardiff Metropolitan Universities

Both Universities provide independent education to over 21,000 students in South East Wales, as well as a community base for …

The Source

Charity. Skills academy, training and development centre.Local authority funding cut: £381,000. Details: Received £381,000 in …

Places for People

Charity. Not-for-dividend property management, development and regeneration company. Profits are reinvested into the …

Centre for Full Employment

Charity. Not-for-profit employment company offering services to employers and jobseekers. Local authority funding cut: …

Cudworth & West Green Enterprise

Charity. Local authority funding cut: £10,000. Details: Received £10,000 in 2010/11; no funding in 2011/12 following cuts to …

YMCA - Wolverhampton Project

Charity. Main affected funding is Future Jobs Fund grant. Local authority funding cut: £357,750. Details: Received a total of …

Access to Business

Charity. Not-for-profit voluntary organisation providing pathways into work related services for unemployed people, with a …

Merlin Venture

Charity. Funding for intermediate labour market programme, supporting people by providing them with up to six months of work …

Jericho Foundation

Charity. Works with disadvantaged individuals and helps them overcome barriers and become fulfilled, skilled and employed. …

ISE

Charity. Project to develop a brokerage service between purchaser and provider to support the growth of social enterprises …

Erdington Town Centre Partnership

Charity. Funding for Edible Erdington project. Local authority funding cut: £8,925. Details: Received £8,925 in 2010/11; no …

Employment Needs Training Agency (ENTA)

Charity. Funding for employment support for alcohol misusers and ex-offenders, lone parent employment support, halal kitchen, …

Cotteridge Traders Association

Charity. Funding for Shop Local/Love Cotteridge scheme. Local authority funding cut: £1,337. Details: Received £1,337 in …

Community Education Association of Ladywood (CEAL)

Charity. Funding for Parents as Social Entrepreneurs scheme. Local authority funding cut: £30,000. Details: Received £30,000 …

CEMSO

Charity. Funding for Creative Employment scheme. Local authority funding cut: £30,000. Details: Received £30,000 in 2010/11; …

Bloomsbury Cyber Junction

Charity. Funding for Hair Cutz NEET training scheme and Bloomsbury News scheme. Local authority funding cut: £39,910. Details: …

BITA Pathways

Charity. Unemployed training scheme. Local authority funding cut: £30,000. Details: Received a total of £101,768 in 2010/11; …

BEST Network

Charity. Represents a consortium of over 60 charities and nfp organisations delivering training services and employment skills …

Corsham Area Development Board

Charity. Provision of tourist information centre services. Local authority funding cut: £12,500. Details: Received £25,000 in …

EDEAL

Charity. Not-for-profit enterprise agency providing impartial business advice. Local authority funding cut: £2,000. Details: …

Enterprise First

Charity. Assists start up businesses. Local authority funding cut: £4,658. Details: Received £4,658 in 20101/11; no funding …

TWICS

Charity. Specialises in offering training programmes to help the less advantaged back to work. Funding towards staff costs. …

Hastings Trust

Charity. Funding for Employability Through Experience programme, and vocational and life skills training.Local authority …

1066 Enterprise

Charity. Business support arm of the Hastings area Chamber of Commerce. Local authority funding cut: £5,331. Details: Received …

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Food Group

Charity. Community interest company promoting the production and consumption of locally produced foods. Local authority funding …

South Sefton Development Trust

Charity. Funding was for delivery of business start up support to individuals looking to start a new social enterprise business …

Opportunities Shop

Charity. Employment support. Local authority funding cut: £69,300. Details: Received £69,300 in 2010/11; no funding in …

Southfield Community Action Forum

Charity. Adult training. Local authority funding cut: £11,090. Details: Received £11,090 in 2010/11; no funding in 2011/12 …

Open Door Café

Charity. Adult training. Local authority funding cut: £10,300. Details: Received £10,300 in 2010/11; no funding in 2011/12 …

Enterprising Pendle

Charity. Offers support/mentorship to people and groups who have an idea for a new business, an existing business or a …

East Lancs Into Employment

Charity. Pendle New Steps - project to help people with disabilities or health issues, providing business and personal skills …

DK Lorien

Charity. IMPACT project to move residents of Pendle who are in receipt of benefits (or unemployed) and who have social issues …

Diocesan Board

Charity. Adult training. Local authority funding cut: £10,300. Details: Received £10,300 in 2010/11; no funding in 2011/12 …

Brierfield Action in the Community

Charity. Projects to develop employability and skills. Local authority funding cut: £56,650. Details: Received £56,650 in …

Bodies in Motion

Charity. Non-profit organisation aiming to address issues of social cohesion and health in Pendle. Funding was for work getting …

Accent Community Partnerships

Charity. Elevate YouthBuild project, which aims to empower socially excluded young people by encouraging them to undertake …

Upturn Enterprises

Charity. Social enterprise providing a range of marketing, project development and training services centred around …

The Enterprise Centre

Charity. Social enterprise that develops enterprising cultures within communities. Local authority funding cut: £69,335. …

Oldham Credit Union

Charity. Credit union. Local authority funding cut: £19,000. Details: Received £69,000 in 2010/11; cut by £19,000 in …

Highway to Opportunities

Charity. Provides careers-based information, advice and guidance through qualified careers advisers.Local authority funding …

Phoenix Enterprise Centre

Charity. Counselling support for young people. Local authority funding cut: £60,000. Details: Received £60,000 in 2010/11; no …

Home Group

Charity. Provider of affordable and supported housing. Local authority funding cut: £50,000. Details: Received £50,000 in …

Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Commission

Charity. Sub-regional partnership for economic development in Cheshire and Warrington. Local authority funding cut: £24,000. …

Business & Arts North West

Charity. Brings business skills and experience to the arts and museums in ways that are beneficial both to business and to the …

Borders Social Enterprise

Charity. Sets up business-led social enterprises which help to create original work and training opportunities for people who …

Training 2000

Charity. Independent work based learning provider of training courses. Funding for the Impact and Right Choice projects. Local …

Stable Trading

Charity. Social enterprise committed to developing vocational and non-vocational accredited learning for anyone interested in …

Inward House

Charity. Evolve Workroutes project, working with people with substance misuse problems to support their reintegration back into …

Community & Business Partners

Charity. Works to engage the private sector in contributing to the development of the area’s future. Includes funding for the …

CANWe Solutions

Charity. Funding for the Resolve 180 project, which supports adults who are reluctant to access traditional services for …

Bootstraps

Charity. Works to empower individuals and communities to take control of their lives and make the most of their potential. …

Bacup Consortium Trust

Charity. Aims to contribute to the regeneration of Bacup through the development of social enterprises and the development of …

Accent Regeneration & Community Partnerships

Charity. Engagement, capacity building, learning, skills, jobs, enterprise initiatives and environmental improvements for …

Tees Valley Rural Community Council

Charity. Works towards the social economic and environmental well-being of rural communities in the Tees Valley. Part of the …

Doorways

Charity. Help and support to people aged 13-25 living in and around Saltburn. Funding is Third Sector Worklessness Allocation …

Centre for Public Innovation

Charity. The Centre for Public Innovation supports the development of innovation and outcomes in health, social care and …

CALM

Charity. Funding is Third Sector Worklessness Allocation to deliver employability engagement. Local authority funding cut: …

Barnabas Workshops

Charity. Registered charity offering a job brokerage and recruitment service which includes employability support to jobseekers …

Visit London

Charity. Promote tourism across London. Local authority funding cut: £62,500. Details: Received £100,000 in 2010/11; cut by …

Volunteer Centre for Hackney

Charity. Enhances employability skills in 100 volunteers registering with the Volunteer Centre Hackney. Local authority funding …

Interlink

Charity. The project will deliver a local training and employment support offer for Charedi men, a business plan setting out a …

Inspire

Charity. Education Business Partnership - NEET Engagement and Vocational Training Programme, engaging and supporting 140 young …

The Learning Partnership

Charity. To target and recruit reluctant, vulnerable and disadvantaged learners through job and skills development roadshows. …

Wayland Partnership

Charity. Development trust for the town of Wayland. Local authority funding cut: £8,881. Details: Received a total of £8,881 …

NWES

Charity. Offers a range of business support covering finance, advice, training and premises in the East of England aimed at …

Kick Start Norfolk

Charity. Moped loan scheme to aid work and training opportunities in rural areas. Local authority funding cut: £14,076. …

Business in the Community

Charity. This project will support disadvantaged communties in Northamptonshire by raising the quality and extent of business …

Leicestershire Education Business Company

Charity. Work-related learning, and young apprenticeships. Local authority funding cut: £368,865. Details: Received a total of …

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Charity. Independent regeneration organisation that aims to make coalfields sustainable, prosperous, viable and cohesive …

Remploy

Remploy was set up in 1945 following the Second World War and as a result of the 1944 Disabled Persons (Employment) Act. It was …

Building Schools for the Future (BSF)

6 schools were to be rebuilt in the first phase. In 2009 Karen Adderley (Head of Corporate Support, Walsall Council) said …

Funding for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Funding is being reduced and is in some cases disappearing for providing ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other …

Equality & Human Rights Commission

The government plans to cut the EHRC budget by over 65%, cut staff by over half and remove it’s advice and grant giving …

Manchester Advice

Manchester City Council plans to shut its Manchester Advice service, which provides free and confidential advice and …

Lewisham adult education

Community Education Lewisham (CEL) is withdrawing its 50 percent concessionary adult education fee from those aged 60-64, with …

Adult education concessionary fees

As a result of a 25 percent funding cut for adult education from 2011 to 2015, the Skills Funding Agency has reduced the groups …

Refugee Council

The Refugee Council, which provides essential and in some cases life-saving support to asylum seekers, refugees and their …

Wick tax office

Wick tax office is due to close in spring 2012, with the potential loss of 20 jobs. The plans date back to the previous …

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Futures

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Futures comprises Connexions Nottinghamshire and various bodies dealing with education and …

Visit Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council’s main tourism body has been forced into administration after losing almost £670,000 in …

Andover Mind vocational advice service

Andover Mind’s vocational advice service, which helps people find jobs and works with many people who have suffered mental …

Wigan Connexions

Connexions, the youth careers advice and information service, cut around 30 FTE (full-time equivalent) posts during 2010/11 - …

Cheshire & Warrington Connexions

Connexions Cheshire & Warrington, which provides youth career guidance and information, cut 80 jobs from a workforce of 300 …

Cambridgeshire Connexions

Cambridgeshire County Council is making the following cuts to its Connexions youth careers guidance and information …

Opportunities Shop

Sefton Council is cutting £69k of funding for the Opportunities Shop. The Opportunities Shop is a community-based charity …

Sheffield Outokumpu redevelopment

In June 2010 the government axed a proposed £13m loan for the redevelopment of the Outokumpu steel plant site in Sheffield …

The £95million challenge - Kent County Council budget

6 January 2011 Today Kent County Council released its proposed budget for 2011/12 and spending plans for the 2011 to 2013 …

Adult learning

Cuts to funding by the Skills Funding Agency will bring an end to low cost learning opportunities for people in receipt of …

English for Speakers of Other Languages

From September 2011 the government plans to cut ESOL funding whilst imposing restrictions on eligibility for public funding, …

Bridgend libraries

Local library service, providing library services to Bridgend and surrounding areas, and heavily relied on by the elderly and …

Work experience funding

Provides funding for young people to do block or single days work experience with employers, to motivate them to gain good …

Shelforce disability employment team

Birmingham City Council is planning to redesign the Shelforce disability employment team. Shelforce manufactures window, door …

Salford City Council staff

Salford City Council is set to shed hundreds of jobs under plans to save £39m over three years. Town hall bosses say they …

Cumbria tourist board

Cumbria Tourism received a significant proportion of its funding from the Northwest Regional Development Agency. The Tory …

Connexions Northamptonshire

Connexions provides careers advice and other information, advice, guidance and support to all 13-19 year olds (and to young …

Sustrans back-to-work scheme

An initiative from national charity Sustrans to help local unemployed people get back to work has been axed after its first run …

St Luke’s Healthy Living Centre, Southend

The Department for Education withdrew £900k of funding for St Luke’s Healthy Living Centre in Southend less than a year …

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