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Virtual Open Week for West Midlands colleges and schools in response to Covid-19 shutdown
Students from across the West Midlands region will benefit from the first Virtual Open Week for schools and colleges.
Small businesses urged to apply to new grants fund
Almost 250 businesses have submitted applications to City of Wolverhampton Council’s new Discretionary Grants Fund since it went live at 12pm on Monday.
Getting ready for wider reopening of towns
With more shops expected to open later this month, Dudley Council has been preparing to put plans in place to allow people to visit the town centres safely.
Almost £40m in vital grants paid to city businesses
The total amount of vital coronavirus business grants so far paid to City of Wolverhampton businesses is closing in on £40million.
New funding support for small and micro businesses
Sandwell Council is inviting applications from today from local businesses for a new COVID-19 support grant.
Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust Volunteers receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust Volunteers, a group of volunteers based in Dudley have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Online support for families
Parents and carers can get easy access to a wealth of online resources to help them support their children throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Council launches phase two of re-opening markets
City of Wolverhampton Council will introduce phase two of re-opening its markets on Wednesday 3 June
Thousands Benefit from Hardship Support for Households Struggling to Pay Council Tax
More than 14,500 households in Wolverhampton who are struggling financially during the coronavirus crisis are seeing their council tax bills reduced by £150.
How has COVID-19 impacted your business?
We want to hear from businesses in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton about the challenges and obstacles they are facing surrounding COVID-19.
Government urged to use region as test bed for early re-opening of tourism sector
Regional leaders have called on Government to allow the West Midlands to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector.
Peak time restrictions on free travel passes to be reinstated as more people return to work and school
Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram, train and bus passes are to be reinstated from Monday, 1st June to provide more space for people returning to work and school as lockdown restrictions are eased.
Free PPE equipment to assist returning to school safely
Packages containing masks, aprons, gloves and hand sanitiser are to be given to borough schools as part of measures to ensure children can return safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
Midland Metro Alliance supports children with generous donation
The Midland Metro Alliance has been supporting children across the region by donating hundreds of colouring and activity books, crayons and calculators to local schools, and charitable youth organisations during the Covid-19 crisis.
Government launches NHS Test and Trace service
NHS Test and Trace service to form a central part of the government’s coronavirus recovery strategy
Generous West Midlands residents and businesses donate more than £150,000 to help homeless
Change into Action, the alternative giving scheme, has raised more than £150,000 in donations to help support homeless people across the West Midlands.