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The BwD Community Fund, which we on behalf of the Borough Council, the Brian Mercer Trust and the Eric Wright Charitable Trust, is open for applications.
Organisations can apply for grants of up to £1000 under the scheme.
Get the full picture here.
Download the application form here.
Grace Pentecostal Church run a weekly Celebrate Recovery session every Thursday.
► The Carers Service's Men's Group meets tomorrow,
Thursday 29th April, from 5.30 to 6.30pm. E-mail them for more information.
Also, their Back to School Quiz takes place on
Friday 30th April.
Our Lancashire have an event entitled Crating Captivating Content coming up on
Thursday 6th May.
Keep up-to-date with what's on via Eventbrite here.
IMO are accepting applications for their Diabetes and Post Ramadan talks. Deadline is
Friday 7th May.
► The Mandala Centre are launching their Phoenix Rising social prescribing programme on
Monday 10th May.
Creative Support have announced the return of the Social Inclusion Football League on
Friday 18th June. E-mail Paul to learn more. Also, check out their website.
ELHT&Me, the official charity of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, has launched their first fundraising event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Big NHS Walk, which will take place on
Sunday 4th July. Registration for the walk is now open, with the 'Earlybird' ticket option available for just £20.
Find out what's going on this week at Circles Connected.
Blackburn Foodbank have published their latest update.
Mill Hill Community Football Club are looking for more volunteers in various roles from coaching, to match day volunteers to help in refreshments and other roles. Please contact Bill Maynard on 07813 733595 or via e-mail to get involved.
Spring North are working with Public Health to draw up a list of organisations and groups offering bereavement support. If you provide such services, please feel free to e-mail Charlotte Riley with the details.
Lancashire Women are recruiting.
► The YMCA's April newsletter can be found here.
Funding update

News


Funding to Divert Young People from the Criminal Justice System

Funding to Raise Awareness of Illegal Money Laundering in Communities Across England

Last Chance for Local Groups to Enter Arnold Clark Community Fund Monthly Draw

Applications Invited for £220m UK Community Renewal Fund

England's Urban Tree Challenge Fund - Third Round Details Confirmed

Funding for Not-for-Profit Theatres to Make Small Capital Improvements

Funding Available for Peer Support Groups in England and Wales

Support Package to Assist Community Businesses Recover from Impact of Covid-19

Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Racial Equity Funding Opens for Application

MOD Education Support Fund Accepting Applications for 2022

Upcoming deadlines

7stars Foundation - closes Friday 30th April
Grants to support young people challenged by abuse and addiction, those who are young carers, and those who are homeless or without a safe place to call home.

AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme - Crowdfunding Challenge Grants - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for charities and social enterprises to match funds raised through crowdfunding campaigns that support restoration projects for redundant or underused, community-owned historic buildings in town centres.

AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme - Project Development Grants - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for charities and social enterprises to help fund development costs of projects that will create alternative uses for redundant or underused, community-owned historic buildings in town centres.

Arnold Clark Community Fund - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for charities and community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Eranda Rothschild Foundation - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for charities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts.

Feminist Review Trust - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for projects that transform the lives of women.

The Global Majority Fund - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for small-medium sized registered charities and community interest companies who are working with communities facing racial inequality.

Thomas Wall Trust - Charities Grant Programme - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for registered charities for specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.

Viridor Credits - Large Grants Scheme - closes Friday 30th April
Funding to non-profit organisations for community, biodiversity or heritage projects that benefit local communities.

Viridor Credits - Main Grants Scheme - closes Friday 30th April
Funding to non-profit organisations for community, biodiversity or heritage projects that benefit local communities.

Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund - closes Friday 30th April
Grants for smaller charities working with young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners, and young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust - closes Saturday 1st May
Grants to animal welfare charities for projects or activities that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals.

Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation - closes Monday 3rd May
Grants for charities undertaking projects to support those who are disadvantaged in areas where Leeds Building Society branches are located.

Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity Fund - closes Monday 3rd May
Grants for charities to fund environmental and educational projects and which help young or disadvantaged people in communities worldwide.

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants - closes Tuesday 4th May
Grants for not-for-profit organisations to support new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in local communities.

Strategic Legal Fund - closes Tuesday 4th May
Grants to not-for-profit frontline organisations and community groups to support strategic legal work which benefits asylum seekers, refugees, and migrants who are experiencing disadvantage or discrimination as a result of their migration status.
► 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.
 
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