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General | 8th June 2021

New range of grants for city businesses and organisations

City of Wolverhampton Council will tomorrow (Wednesday) launch a new range of discretionary grants to support city businesses and organisations.
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New range of grants for city businesses and organisations08/06/2021
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General | 3rd June 2021

HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd is holding a series of weekly webinars to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building Britain’s new high speed railway will create.
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HS2 launches webinar series to help SMEs bid for work on the project03/06/2021
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General | 1st June 2021

Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open

The search to find more than 13,000 volunteers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has begun
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Volunteering opportunities for Birmingham 2022 now open01/06/2021
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General | 28th May 2021

Government picks Wolverhampton’s i9 for new HQ

City of Wolverhampton Council has today secured a deal to house the first ministerial department outside of London at the city’s new i9 office building.
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Government picks Wolverhampton’s i9 for new HQ28/05/2021
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General | 28th May 2021

Countdown to city’s Creation Day Festival kicks off with visit from legendary music mogul

The countdown to Wolverhampton’s first ever Creation Day Festival started today (Friday) with a visit to the city by the man who inspired it.
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Countdown to city’s Creation Day Festival kicks off with visit from legendary music mogul28/05/2021
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General | 27th May 2021

'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the opportunity to quiz a former Dragons' Den star and the youngest finalist in the history of the BBC’s The Apprentice about the importance of collaboration ...
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'The Apprentice' and 'Dragons' Den' stars headline at upcoming event27/05/2021
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General | 25th May 2021

Major City Centre Regeneration Plans approved in principle by Wolverhampton Council

A proposal for a transformative scheme including 366 new homes and commercial space in the heart of Wolverhampton’s historic Canalside Quarter has been approved in principle today.
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Major City Centre Regeneration Plans approved in principle by Wolverhampton Council25/05/2021
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General | 19th May 2021

Are you new to export?

The Export Academy, from the Department for International Trade (DIT), gives new, novice and in-experienced exporting businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence.
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Are you new to export?19/05/2021
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General | 13th May 2021

Contractor appointed for phase 2 art gallery renovations

City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed a contractor to start the second phase of Wolverhampton Art Gallery improvement works.
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Contractor appointed for phase 2 art gallery renovations13/05/2021
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General | 12th May 2021

Major £3.37 million project to repair Great Barr bridge to begin next week

A major project to repair and improve a bridge in Great Barr will begin next week.
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Major £3.37 million project to repair Great Barr bridge to begin next week12/05/2021
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General | 28th April 2021

University supports start-up aiming to turn waste into renewable energy

Experts from the University of Wolverhampton are supporting a West Midlands start-up that is investigating the use of advanced thermal technologies to turn waste into renewable heat and electricity th...
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University supports start-up aiming to turn waste into renewable energy28/04/2021
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General | 26th April 2021

Business granted power to broaden cyber knowledge through collaboration

Two funding pots are available to help local employers across The Marches improve their broadband connectivity and to help reduce the potential for cyber security risks.
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Business granted power to broaden cyber knowledge through collaboration26/04/2021
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General | 26th April 2021

Business Festival event application process opens this week

Businesses will be able to apply to hold an event in the 2021 Black Country Business Festival (BCBF) from Wednesday 28 April.
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Business Festival event application process opens this week26/04/2021
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General | 22nd April 2021

Invitation to tender for Peer to Peer Networks

The Black Country Consortium is seeking the assistance of an experienced Peer to Peer Network programme 'facilitator' to deliver peer network sessions and 1-2-1 sessions.
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Invitation to tender for Peer to Peer Networks22/04/2021
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General | 19th April 2021

Richardsons unveil £100m investment fund to back region’s ambitious businesses

The Richardson family has announced plans to invest in ambitious West Midlands businesses with the launch of the Richardson Enterprise Fund (‘REF’), providing a boost to the region’s post-covid econom...
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Richardsons unveil £100m investment fund to back region’s ambitious businesses19/04/2021
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General | 19th April 2021

Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions

Maven’s local investment team in the West Midlands has launched support sessions for local businesses to help address funding and support needs across the region.
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Regional fund manager launches 1-2-1 support sessions19/04/2021
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General | 1st April 2021

Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival

The Birmingham 2022 Festival is excited to receive proposals from artists and cultural organisations based in Birmingham and the West Midlands in response to one of three specific creative briefs.
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Open call for creative proposals for Birmingham 2022 Festival01/04/2021
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General | 31st March 2021

More new homes planned for Sandwell

A derelict industrial site in Oldbury is set to be transformed into brand new housing thanks to an investment deal by the WMCA.
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More new homes planned for Sandwell31/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Wolverhampton leads way with pioneering home ownership scheme

A new scheme is set to be launched in Wolverhampton to help people make the dream of owning a home a reality.
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Wolverhampton leads way with pioneering home ownership scheme23/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Grants for city charities, community and voluntary groups

City of Wolverhampton Council is urging eligible charities, community and voluntary groups in the city to apply for free business grants.
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Grants for city charities, community and voluntary groups23/03/2021
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General | 23rd March 2021

Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs

Businesses have been encouraged to contact their Growth Hubs in the West Midlands by an entrepreneur who went from being a bank cashier to a millionaire Dragon.
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Former Dragon encourages businesses to contact Growth Hubs23/03/2021
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General | 22nd March 2021

Boost for city’s culture and economy under five-year plan

The very best in art, music and sport will be brought to Wolverhampton under a five-year plan to boost the city's economy, create new jobs and build an outstanding cultural reputation.
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Boost for city’s culture and economy under five-year plan22/03/2021
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General | 19th March 2021

£1million in grants paid to eligible taxi and private hire drivers

More than £1million in business support grants have been paid to eligible Wolverhampton taxi and private hire drivers since the scheme went live at the end of last month.
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£1million in grants paid to eligible taxi and private hire drivers19/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Birmingham 2022 legacy plan released

New national plan outlines Commonwealth Games Firsts for a healthier, greener, more prosperous West Midlands and UK.
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Birmingham 2022 legacy plan released18/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Ambitious railway station build delivered for Wolverhampton

Main construction of Wolverhampton’s new railway station is set to be completed this week – marking a historic regeneration milestone in the city.
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Ambitious railway station build delivered for Wolverhampton18/03/2021
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General | 18th March 2021

Construction work begins on new community pavilion at West Smethwick Park

Construction work on a new community pavilion has begun at West Smethwick Park.
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Construction work begins on new community pavilion at West Smethwick Park18/03/2021
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General | 17th March 2021

West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses

On Tuesday 16 March the West Midlands Growth Hubs joined forces with the online platform Findit, the West Midlands Combined Authority and the Department for International Trade to hold its first even...
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West Midlands Brexit summit attracts over 250 businesses17/03/2021
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General | 12th March 2021

Contract awarded to build new council homes in West Bromwich

Plans to build five new council homes on two sites in West Bromwich have been given the green light with the awarding of a building contract by Sandwell Council.
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Contract awarded to build new council homes in West Bromwich12/03/2021
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General | 12th March 2021

City businesses urged to act fact as grants deadline is set

City of Wolverhampton Council is urging businesses to act fast as the applications deadline for a number of existing grant schemes has been set by Government for Wednesday 31 March.
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City businesses urged to act fact as grants deadline is set12/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

New date for city’s Creation Day Festival

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a new date has now been announced for Wolverhampton’s first ever Creation Day Festival.
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New date for city’s Creation Day Festival08/03/2021
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General | 8th March 2021

Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era

An expert panel of speakers will tell their inspirational stories of opportunity, resilience and business growth at a free event to mark a new post-Brexit era for the West Midlands.
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Experts share their inspirational stories to mark post-Brexit era08/03/2021
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General | 4th March 2021

Large grants available to struggling city businesses

City of Wolverhampton Council has confirmed payments under its business support grant schemes have been extended until Wednesday 31 March – with businesses entitled to between £6,000 and £18,750 in ...
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Large grants available to struggling city businesses04/03/2021
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General | 3rd March 2021

Sandwell set to receive £67.5 million regeneration boost

Sandwell’s bids to the Government’s Towns Fund have been granted in today’s Budget, with the borough on course to secure £67.5 million of investment.
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Sandwell set to receive £67.5 million regeneration boost03/03/2021
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General | 25th February 2021

New business support grant for taxi and private hire drivers

City of Wolverhampton Council is offering grant support to Wolverhampton taxi and private hire drivers whose business has been significantly impacted by the current lockdown.
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New business support grant for taxi and private hire drivers25/02/2021
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General | 24th February 2021

Businesses benefitting from city Relight Programme

City of Wolverhampton micro and small businesses have started receiving specialist support as part of the first cohort of the Council’s new Relight Business Programme.
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Businesses benefitting from city Relight Programme24/02/2021
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General | 12th February 2021

i9 achieves WiredScore Gold rating for digital offer

City of Wolverhampton Council’s new i9 development is the first office building in the Black Country to be awarded WiredScore Gold certification in recognition of its digital connectivity and infrastr...
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i9 achieves WiredScore Gold rating for digital offer12/02/2021
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General | 12th February 2021

Sandwell Aquatics Centre is creating job opportunities for young people in Sandwell

Sandwell Council is building the new state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick which is providing opportunities for local people in Sandwell to gain new skills and employment.
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Sandwell Aquatics Centre is creating job opportunities for young people in Sandwell12/02/2021
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General | 11th February 2021

Construction to get underway for the Metro extension in Dudley

The project to deliver the new Metro extension between Wednesbury and Brierley will intensify this spring when main construction works get underway in Dudley.
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Construction to get underway for the Metro extension in Dudley11/02/2021
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General | 10th February 2021

Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Another significant milestone has been reached at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick after the dive tower, which will be used for the diving competition at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Game...
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Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre10/02/2021
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General | 8th February 2021

Opportunities for all in National Apprenticeship Week

People of all ages in the City of Wolverhampton are being encouraged to find out more about apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week (February 8-14).
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Opportunities for all in National Apprenticeship Week08/02/2021
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General | 5th February 2021

Funding secured for new Interchange cycle hub

City of Wolverhampton Council and West Midlands Railway have secured grant funding for the construction of a new cycle hub offering more than 100 spaces for cycles at Wolverhampton Interchange.
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Funding secured for new Interchange cycle hub05/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Masterplan for West Bromwich regeneration moves forward

Ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich town centre are moving forward.
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Masterplan for West Bromwich regeneration moves forward04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) at Ansty Park in Coventry is to be equipped with its own private 5G network which manufacturers can come and use to test and explore new production methods.
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MTC gets 5G private network to help manufacturers boost productivity04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Business and voluntary groups invited to give views on council spending

Sandwell company bosses and voluntary groups have the chance to talk to council chiefs on how money is spent on local authority services.
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Business and voluntary groups invited to give views on council spending04/02/2021
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General | 4th February 2021

Wolverhampton businesses receive £6 million in vital grants

More than £6million in small business grants has already been paid to over 900 eligible City of Wolverhampton businesses within a month of the latest round of Government funding going live.
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Wolverhampton businesses receive £6 million in vital grants04/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

New images released for Dudley Leisure Centre

These latest images show how Dudley’s new £18 million leisure centre will look – as work continues at pace on the exciting new development.
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New images released for Dudley Leisure Centre01/02/2021
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General | 1st February 2021

Funding bid announced in Dudley

A £25 million bid has been submitted to the government to help fund a ‘university park’ in Dudley.
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Funding bid announced in Dudley01/02/2021
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General | 29th January 2021

New discretionary lockdown business grants now available

City of Wolverhampton businesses not eligible for the Government’s national Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed) under the current lockdown can now apply for discretionary grant schemes.
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New discretionary lockdown business grants now available29/01/2021
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General | 28th January 2021

Accelerator funding delivering improvements across city

A host of improvements are being made to the city centre, Bilston and Wednesfield thanks to a £1million Towns Fund Accelerator Grant secured by Wolverhampton’s Town Deal Board.
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Accelerator funding delivering improvements across city28/01/2021
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General | 22nd January 2021

Railway station works on track as Interchange wins award

Exterior works on phase two of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building are nearing completion in line with a spring opening to the public.
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Railway station works on track as Interchange wins award22/01/2021