Frontline third sector organisations can benefit from improved facilities at local resource centres across England, thanks to £2m of capital investment from the Office of the Third Sector, delivered by Capacitybuilders. The new round of small awards from Capacitybuilders’ Capital Investment Programme is now open for online applications. Capacitybuilders will award small capital grants of up to £30,000 to local resource centres enabling them to respond to the recession.
A report by the Mental Health Network, London School of Economics, NHS Confederation and Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for increased investment in mental health employment support, a focus on research, tackling stigma and greater use of individual placement support. The report calls for a longer term approach to improving support while suggesting areas for efficiency gains.
Improvement East in partnership with the East of England Development Agency (EEDA), is inviting expressions of interest from local (or sub-regional, ie. cross local authority boundary) partnerships to help improve local capacity and capability to deliver employment and skills provision.