RIO to refurb Devonport Markethall

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Council leader Tudor Evans will be handed the keys to the historic Devonport Market Hall in a deal to restore the landmark and create a fantastic future as a high tech ‘play market’. Plymouth City Council, the Devonport based regeneration agency, Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) and Plymouth University have joined forces in a pioneering project that will put digital gaming…

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The Rise of the Hands-on Apprentice

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BIS announced apprenticeships ‘considerably’ more likely in manufacturing A study of the government’s Apprenticeship Grant scheme has shown apprentices are “considerably” more likely to be located in manufacturing and engineering, construction and agriculture. According to the research from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the programme has performed strongly in the production sectors with a high share of young…

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RIO welcomes new fund for arts ventures

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RIO Director Matt Little has welcomed a new fund for arts ventures. Arts ventures looking to raise investment can apply for an investment readiness grant as part of a new initiative to bring more capital into the arts sector. Investing for Good and Cabinet Office are developing a new social investment fund for the arts sector. The Arts Ventures Fund…

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Inside the world of the SEQ

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The Social Enterprise Qualification (SEQ) is a hands-on qualification developed by the Real Ideas Organisation in partnership with SFEDI Awards that gives young people the knowledge and confidence that they need to be able to go into the world and solve problems within their community, in a socially-enterprising way. Through taking part in the qualification at a Bronze, Silver or…

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