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We've been blown away by the number of #UMiSTARS doing amazing things to support one another during this challenging time.

We know you don't do it for the recognition, but we want to give everyone the chance to give a public shoutout to those who have helped them and provide a place for you to share the great opportunities you're offering to others. Here are our #UMiSTARS this week:

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In an effort to help small businesses during this difficult time, JournoLink is offering all businesses the chance to share how they are affected by, or coping with, the Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic with the media through their new free platform

The York & North Yorkshire Growth Hub has invested in a community-led shopping platform,, allowing local businesses to have free 12-month subscriptions to the site to help them trade during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Newly launched web-based service Generosity Bank connects small businesses with skilled professionals who want to help businesses in their local area through short-term skills-based volunteering. Apply as a volunteer or a small business organisation here.

Following the announcement of Government's first sketch of a road map for reopening society, the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a free online tool to help businesses start to develop their own road map to restart, restore and recover

You can check out #UMiSTARS from previous weeks here.


Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has launched its Coronavirus Response Fund to support smaller charities during the Covid-19 outbreak. Charities can apply for a donation here. 

You can check out #UMiSTARS from previous weeks here.


Specialist housing and care provider Blackwood has purchased the shopping vouchers as a thank you to its social care staff working at the front-line of the Coronavirus crisis.

Coleg Cambria employees are manufacturing scrub bags for frontline workers in their battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, while colleagues from Deeside and Wrexham continue to produce vital PPE (personal protective equipment) using 3D printers and laser-cutting technology.

The Artisan Drinks Company has created a free home colouring book for adults and children, which can be downloaded for printing or used digitally. For your colouring book, email

You can check out #UMiSTARS from previous weeks here.

Ashleigh Smith
Article by Ashleigh Smith
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