‘A Driven Force’ – Young people inspiring excellence

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In this ground-breaking project, two different sectors are fused together with the help of some inspirational young people. The challenge was to develop an innovation-driven service that improves the way teenagers and young adults with cancer receive care at Derriford Hospital. Meeting for the second time earlier in the year, the group explored, with RIO’s support, their challenge, identity and…

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Fundraising Policy – be in control of collaboration, don’t let collaboration be in control of you!

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I saw this interesting article on arts sponsorship a few weeks ago, and am so thrilled that Michelle Wright (programme director of the Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy programme) and I agree on a subject currently full of hot debate! We are used to working in a multi-funded environment, where corporate investment and philanthropy feature alongside bidding for statutory grants, and…

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Lord Young’s Enterprise for All report accepted by Government

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Lord Young’s Enterprise for All report was recently accepted by government and we want to make sure as many people see it as possible, especially those working in the educational sector. The report focuses on making education relevant for young people, businesses and our economy. We too believe that young people should engage in real world learning. It’s already happening…

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Time to pause and ponder

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With Christmas fast approaching, it feels that our extensive to do list isn’t getting any slimmer, but our time to do it, is! On the count down to a New Year, I find myself musing about how quickly the past year has gone, and rather than thinking about all of the things I haven’t done, I shift to reflect on…

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