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Transformational News for Torquay

Today we have received the fantastic news that Torquay has been offered a Town Deal, with a value of £21.9 million. This is very welcome news which will not only rejuvenate the town, but send a positive and assured message to investors and developers that Torquay is open for business. Apparently some of the funds…

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International Agatha Christie Festival

The Festival will take place from 11 to 18 September 2021 at Torre Abbey Museum and other locations across Torbay, Devon. We look forward to welcome you to the International Agatha Christie Festival in September 2021. Details will be announced early next year when tickets will go on sale. Until then, please follow us on…

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Kickstart grants for businesses

Urgent Action Required – A second round of Kickstart grants (not to be confused with the Kickstart work placement scheme) for businesses working within the tourism sector.

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Lockdown Updates – August

It may be of interest to you that the Chamber has been busy during lockdown; helping members with applications and liaising with the council. We have just taken advantage of a three month offer of the benefits with the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce.

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Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and…

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Bluefin Tuna – An exciting new opportunity for Torbay

Giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna have been gracing the waters off Torbay each autumn for several years now. The Angling Trust has been working with local fishing charter vessel captains to persuade the Government to adopt a scientifically useful CatcH And Release Tagging (‘CHART’) program for the fish this year.

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Become a representative for Kickstart

 Check if you can apply for a grant as a representative of a group of employers through the Kickstart Scheme If you are considering becoming a representative for a group of employers, check what information you need to provide to apply for a grant through the Kickstart Scheme. Becoming a representative A Kickstart Scheme application…

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COVID-19 Tracker

This app has just been launched today with researchers at Guy’s & St Thomas’ & King’s college to help slow the spread of #COVID19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily – even if you feel well  🙏🏼. Download the App Please share the app with everyone you know on WhatsApp…

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