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► There is useful information on the COVID-19 vaccination process here. There is also information tailored to care homes and healthcare settings here.
Additionally, you can find out what to expect after vaccination and why people undergoing vaccination are expected to wait a while before leaving.
Also, the Council has more information about SMART testing in the Borough.
► This month's calendar of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings can be found here.
IMO are resuming their Women 4 Women courses this week, with an emphasis on building self-esteem. The next tranche begins tomorrow,
Thursday 21st January, from 1 to 2pm. Contact Fatima to learn more. This includes an opportunity to learn how to crochet on Wednesday 27th January.
They are also going to be training up Mental Health Champions. Deadline for registration is
Monday 1st February.
Additionally, their Learning English Together courses also begin this week. Sign up here.
Furthermore, they are holding a Writing Competition with three categories (6-8, 9-11, 12-16 year olds). Deadline for entries is
1pm on Tuesday 26th January. Stories can be submitted here.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS), a partnership of NHS, local authority, public sector, VCSE and academic organisations, working together to join up health and care services, listen to the priorities of our communities, local people and patients and tackle some of the biggest challenges we are all facing.
As a partnership there is a current initiative, that is delivering a single digital directory of local services. This would be kept up to date and relevant and would be actively promoted. This could be of great benefit to the community and partners to raise awareness of available help and increase access and equality.
To learn more about the benefits and what this would require of your organisation please attend a 1 hour virtual Teams meeting conference on either
Wednesday 27th January at 3pm or Friday 29th January at 10am. Just reply to with your chosen date and further information will be forwarded to you.
Snowdrop Doula are holding an online conference on
Friday 29th January.
BRFC Community Trust are recruiting a Lead School Sport and PE Coach. Deadline is Friday 29th January. E-mail them for more.
Lancashire Women are looking for a Communications & Marketing Officer based in Accrington. Closing date is Monday 8th February.
Selnet's Peer Networks are starting up in February.
What Remains is a film about suicide bereavement by Gillian Brooks which will be premiered on Thursday 18th February.
Details of Active Lancashire's training programme can be found here.
 Check out the North West Ambulance Service's December update and 2021 community calendar here.
Details of Blackpool Safeguarding's Domestic Abuse and Elderly People training can be found on their website.
The Carers Service have a host of exciting events coming up.
Circles Connected offer so many wonderful ways to spend your week.
Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria's Let's Keep Talking communication toolkit can be downloaded from here.
► The LSCft's latest weekly update is available.
Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University, the NCVO and the Economic and Social Research Council are conducting research into the impact of COVID-19 on the VCSE sector. Here is their project page.
More information can be found on the barometer dashboard and in their latest report.
Our Lancashire's latest update can be found here.
Community CVS are seeking to recruit a new project officer for the Preston area to recruit and support unemployed and economically inactive people to improve their employment and educational prospects. We are seeking someone with local knowledge of Preston, who can enthusiastically promote the project through local contacts and groups.
Find out more.
Funding update


Justice Together Initiative - information for organisations

Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Opens for Applications

Applications Open for World Habitat Awards

Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Tech for Good Build Accepting Applications

COVID-19 Winter Support Funding Available for Youth Organisations in England

JPIAMR Launches Call for One Health interventions on Antimicrobial Resistance

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – Deadline Correction

Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas - Round Two Now Open


Changing Futures: Changing Systems to Support Adults Experiencing Multiple Disadvantage - closes Thursday 21st January
Funding to local partnerships to help adults facing multiple disadvantages like homelessness and mental health issues.

CROWN UK Fund - closes Thursday 21st January
Grants for Black-led grassroot organisations and projects which are working to eliminate barriers to progress for women and girls in the Black community and driving for long-term systemic change.

National Churches Trust/ChurchCare - Wolfson Fabric Repair Grants - closes Thursday 21st January
Grants to support essential fabric repairs in architecturally or historically significant Christian church buildings.

National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023 - closes Thursday 21st January
Grants for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship to support developing a church building project.

Souter Charitable Trust - closes Friday 22nd January
Grants to registered charities for projects engaged in the relief of human suffering, particularly those with a Christian emphasis and ethos.

Elephant Trust - closes Monday 25th January
Grants to artists, small organisations and galleries to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds.

MCS Charitable Foundation - closes Monday 25th January
Grants to public and not-for-profit organisations for projects that aim to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage - closes Tuesday 26th January
Grants for cultural and heritage organisations to make the transition from lockdowns and social distancing to resume business activity and welcome visitors back to the country’s diverse heritage sites starting in April 2021.

Culture Recovery Fund - Grants Programme - closes Tuesday 26th January
Grants for cultural organisations as they recover from the impact of the pandemic and transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model.

Local Connections Fund - closes Tuesday 26th January
Grants for small local VCSE organisations working to reduce loneliness and isolation by bringing people and communities together as the country recovers from the pandemic.
► The Council's funding portal, Community Foundation for Lancashire's funding page (guidelines can be found here) and the Lancashire Police & Crime Commissioner's website provide exceptional resources for those seeking funding - including the Community Action Fund.
Find out more about how COVID-19 regulation changes affect BwD on the Council's website.

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If you'd like to find out more, please call 01254 583957 or 07547 566054, or drop us an e-mail.


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