Helping You Get AHEAD

Our AHEAD Programme will use the past to build a better future, as we facilitate discussions about the past, using Applied Heritage to learn and to find a common understanding which will promote reconciliation. For too long the past has meant division and difficulty, our vision is to tackle the difficult issues and to turn heritage to our advantage. The AHEAD Programme has been pioneered by LEXXER Solutions after a number of years working in the heritage sector on a range of Council, PEACE, Her...
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NEVERENDUM – The Worst Possible Result

The High Court ruling has thrown the government's plans for Brexit into turmoil and with it the economic uncertainty and political crisis continues to grow. The case for further parliamentary scrutiny is strong and constitutionally the case for its necessity has been accepted by the courts. However in real terms the country appears to be caught in a sort of constitutional-political-economic state of paralysis. The clear will of the people has been questioned in Scotland and Northern Ireland w...
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PEACE BY PIECE

There has been much uncertainty in recent weeks over the fate of European funded projects and outstanding applications. Many groups have already waited years to see the new INTERREG and PEACE programmes launched only to find that midway through an application process the BREXIT vote halted everything. We at LEXXER have been working with clients to assure them that there is still a future in European funding and we are pleased to see the recent announcement from the Minister. European Peace fund...
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D-DAY, decision day in the Referendum

After months of campaigning from both the Leave and Remain camps, a staggering amount of voters are still undecided. The opinion polls haven't shown a clear winner and whatever happens, there will be consequences. Let LEXXER help you make sense of the post-Referendum world, because that is one thing we can be sure of, that despite dire warnings the heavens will not fall and the sun will indeed rise tomorrow. As a small business you will either still have to wrangle with European red tape, or ...
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Final PEACE of the Funding Jigsaw

LEXXER Solutions is glad to welcome today’s launch of the much awaited PEACE IV funding. It is the final piece of the European funding jigsaw and will be a much needed boost to community and voluntary sector. As a funding consultant we have been meeting with potential applicants to help them prepare for today. New criteria and different focus areas mean that partnership bids and stronger business cases will be needed. Our forecasts have proven accurate with the final shape of the programme re...
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Great War – greater potential for a better future

 Remembering and Reassessing 1916.  As a knowledge broker LEXXER Solutions believes passionately  that if people know the truth about the events being commemorated during this years that there can be a better future forged. That knowledge must be imparted and it is the duty of academics, community leaders, churches and stakeholder organisations to look at the past, both the facts and also their interpretation of them. History really is our story of what happened and how we have dealt with i...
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DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED

At LEXXER we are all too aware of the increased competitiveness around funding and grant application processes. Our experts have been in the sector for decades and are working hard to develop ever more efficient and eye catching applications, bids and tenders. This is your one chance to impress, to make an impact and to increase your revenue, so why take a chance. Don’t take it for granted but speak to us today for a professional bespoke service which will put your application above the rest. T...
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101 Ways of Raising Money

    Coming into the summer with the children off school many community based charities should be thinking about fun and functional ways of raising funds, and raising their profile, so here are few ideas from the team here.... and happy fundraising! A hundred and one ideas to raise funds and have fun at the same time   A Abseil – get the adrenaline pumping with a sponsored abseil Alcohol – choose how long you are going to give up drinking for, and then ask people to sponsor yo...
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Funding Guides

LEXXER works hard to promote and share Knowledge, and at the heart of this process is well resourced research. Our ongoing work with UK Universities to promote Knowledge exchange holds the key to developing the UK's Knowledge economy. We are pleased to promote the work of Bournemouth University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Office. Their short summary guides are a great way to discover the potential of funding. Quick Guides to Funding and other useful information… The Research...
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LEXXER Cocktail Party

You have all heard about the old advice – never mix your drinks but when it comes to funding Cocktails are just what the doctor ordered!!   Funding cocktails describe the solution we prescribe for many groups such as charities which are either too small to bid for central government core funding or salary based grants. The solution is the right mix of other funding sources. Like any good mixologist we know just what compliments what and in just the right proportions.   &nbs...
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