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Advantage West Midlands

http://www.advantagewm.co.uk/

AWM is the Regional Development Agency for the West Midlands. It is major funder of regeneration and economic development activity in the region, and the core funder of RegenWM.
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Big Lottery

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

BIG adminsters out half the good causes money from the National Lottery. Two programmes have been launched; the Young People's Fund and Living Landmarks, and more new programmes are developing.
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BURA

http://www.bura.org.uk/

The British Urban Regeneration Association promotes best practice in regeneration. As an independent organisation it plays a leading role in regeneration; its awards are of particular note each year.
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Business Link West Midlands

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/home

Provides contacts in key areas for the regional business community and also provides links to information about growing and improving businesses.
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CABE

http://www.cabe.org.uk/

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment sponsors good practice in design and delivery of the built environment. CABE offer both practical advice and guidance and training.
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Commission for Rural Communities

http://www.ruralcommunities.gov.uk

The Commission acts as a rural advocate, expert adviser and independent watchdog for rural communities, with a particular focus on rural disadvantage. Its role is to ensure that the rural voice is heard, and listened to, at all levels of Government.
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Community Development Foundation

http://www.cdf.org.uk/

The Community Development Foundation helps communities achieve greater control over the conditions and decisions affecting their lives by advising government, supporting community work, and carrying out research and policy analysis.
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Community Empowerment Network (Dudley)

http://www.dosti.org.uk

Dosti is a network of hundreds of community groups and voluntary organisations in Dudley Borough. The voluntary and community sector does not have a single view on issues affecting people's lives.
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Creating Excellence - South West RCE

http://www.creatingexcellence.info

Creating Excellence is the Regeneration Centre of Excellence for the South West region. One of RegenWM's parallel organisations.
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Culture West Midlands

http://www.culturewm.org.uk

This the West Midlands Cultural Consortium, responsible for the Regional Cultural Strategy, and provider of a sectoral overview. West Midlands Life encourages cross-sector working and ensures that a cultural agenda is embedded amongst regional priorities.
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Department for Communities and Local Government

http://www.odpm.gov.uk

DCLG takes prime responsibility for the national delivery of the sustainable communities agenda. The website provides plenty of links and downloads around this core theme of government policy.
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

http://www.defra.gov.uk

Deals with policy matters relating to sustainability, environment and nature, with particular focus on food and rural affairs. Provides plenty of downloads and links to important documents.
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Development Trusts Association

www.dta.org.uk

There are over 300 development trust across the UK, all community owned and led. They cultivate enterprise and build assets. They secure community prosperity - creating wealth in communities and keeping it there
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Embrace

http://embrace.vbnlive.com/

EMBRACE (Ethnic Minority and Black Regional Action for Community Empowerment) is a regional network that seeks to establish partnerships with all ethnic minority and black-led voluntary networks throughout the West Midlands, and to build capacity.
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Fair Finance Consortium

http://www.fair-finance.net/home.asp

The Fair Finance Consortium are here to help if you've had difficulty accessing Business or Personal loans from traditional sources.
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Floor Targets Interactive

http://www.neighbourhood.gov.uk/fti.asp

Floor Targets Interactive is a web system for monitoring progress towards Public Service Agreement Floor Targets. FTI enables users to examine performance at the national, regional and local levels.

Government Office - West Midlands

http://www.go-wm.gov.uk

GOWM represents central government in the region, and provides policy information to central government and out across the region. GOWM promotes a healthier, more skilled workforce, and aims to raise economic competitiveness and improve sustainability.
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Homes and Communities Agency

http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/

Formed from the merger of the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships, the HCA provides funding for affordable housing, brings land back into productive use and improves quality of life by raising standards for the physical and social environment.
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IDeA

http://www.idea-knowledge.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=1

The Improvement and Development Agency is a network for sharing good practice in public service delivery with an area of interest (among many others) in the sustainable communities agenda.
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Ignite - North East RCE

http://www.ignite-ne.com/

Ignite is the Regeneration Centre of Excellence for the North East region. One of RegenWM's parallel organisations.
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info-4-local

www.info4local.gov.uk

Provides daily updates on policy and practice from across the public sector at all levels. Includes national, regional and local news. Subscribe and receive regular emails.
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Institution of Economic Development

www.ied.co.uk

The Institution of Economic Development is the leading United Kingdom organisation for economic development practitioners. It is committed to demonstrating the value of economic development work for local and regional communities.
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Integreat - Yorkshire & Humberside RCE

http://www.integreatyorkshire.com/

Integreat is the Regeneration Centre of Excellence for the Yorkshire & Humberside region. One of RegenWM's parallel organisations.
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LSPs Online

http://www.quest-net.org/info_pages.asp?mode=list&ID;=63

This site provides introduction, background and support material around Local Strategic Partnerships. It is a resource for those involved in the statutory LSPs, and a place to find out more about regeneration partners.

National Neighbourhood Renewal Unit

http://www.neighbourhood.gov.uk

This unit is to provide the vision for narrowing the gap between deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country. Common themes across their work are improving housing, health, education, job opportunities and reducing crime and fear of crime.
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nef (the new economics foundation)

http://www.neweconomics.org

nef is an independent think-and-do tank that inspires and demonstrates real economic well-being. They aim to improve quality of life by promoting innovative solutions that challenge mainstream thinking on economic, environment and social issues.

Neighbourhood Statistics

http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk

This site provides detailed factual information for local areas, including social and economic data. It is a valuable resource for measuring change and performance.
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Office for National Statistics

http://www.statistics.gov.uk

This is the UK's home of official statistics, reflecting Britain's economy, population and society at national and local level. Summary stories and detailed data releases are published here free of charge.

PPP Bulletin

www.pppbulletin.co.uk

The PPP Bulletin is a 48-page monthly subscription based magazine enabling you to navigate the maze of PFI/PPP legislation, regulation, working procedure and market potential across the UK, Europe and the rest of the World.
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Regional Action West Midlands - RAWM

http://www.rawm.net

RAWM is the regional strategic network for the West Midlands voluntary sector and community sector. Amongst other resources, the site present news, views and research findings, and is an access point for other services.
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Regional Coordination Unit

http://www.gos.gov.uk/national/

The Regional Coordination Unit is the corporate centre within central government (based at ODPM) for the regional government offices, such as Government Office West Midlands.
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Renew - North West RCE

http://www.renew.co.uk/

Renew is the Regeneration Centre of Excellence for the North West region. One of RegenWM's parallel organisations.
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renewal.net

http://www.renewal.net/

This is the website where all information around Neighbourhood Renewal practice and policy is collected. It contains downloads and case studies.
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Scottish Regeneration Centre

http://www.scr.communitiesscotland.gov.uk/

The Scottish Centre for Regeneration (SCR) helps build skills and expertise and share knowledge among those working in community regeneration
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Social Enterprise Coalition

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk

The Social Enterprise Coalition (SEC) is the UK trade body that brings together all types of social enterprise to promote the sector and share knowledge.They have developed an extensive website with a range of support resources all for social enterprises.
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Social Exclusion Unit

http://www.socialexclusion.gov.uk/

The Social Exclusion Unit works to ensure effective government action to promote inclusive and sustainable communities.

South East Excellence - South East RCE

http://www.southeastexcellence.co.uk/

South East Excellence is the Regeneration Centre of Excellence for the South East region. One of RegenWM's parallel organisations.
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West Midlands Local Government Association

http://www.wmlga.gov.uk/

WMLGA is a voluntary organisation that represents local government interests at regional level - which means both promoting local authorities? concerns as democratic bodies providing public services and influencing regional policies.

West Midlands Regional Assembly

www.wmra.gov.uk

The Regional Assembly has an increasingly wide role in regional scrutiny and planning. It is part of the increasing devolution of decision making and accountability to the region.
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West Midlands Regional Observatory

http://www.wmro.org.uk/homeTemplate.aspx/Home

The West Midlands Regional Observatory (WMRO) aims to help clients find the data, information and intelligence they need about the West Midlands. This involves identifying, processing, signposting and linking of material relevant to the region.
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West Midlands Rural Network

www.ruralnetworkwm.org.uk

The West Midlands Rural Network is an innovative and unique linking of groups, companies, individuals and organisations that raises awareness of rural issues in the West Midlands.