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Plastic bag charges

The latest news about single use plastic bags in shops, and Waitrose’s scheme to tackle the bigger picture. Grant funding is available to tackle plastic littering, to schools, charities, CICs, etc.

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The UK Government has pledged that there will be no new cases of HIV in the UK by 2030, announcing funding to make this possible.

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Funding update

A variety of funding opportunities – for rural areas, for ultra-local projects, for holidays and other projects for disabled or disadvantaged children, learning disabilities, and community or cultural activities.

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Criminal Justice sector update

Headlines relating to the criminal justice sector – BME young people in custody, County Lines and knife crime on the railways, and policy change for victims of forced marriage overseas.

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Coming up in February

A quick run-down of the Days, Weeks and a Fortnight coming up in February, including awareness-raising for various health conditions, Safer Internet Day, and LGBT History Month.

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Young Carers Awareness Day 2019

Thursday 31 January is Young Carers Awareness Day, raising awareness of young carers, and the challenges they face. Help spread the word with a resource pack and on social media. #CareForMeToo

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