Meeting ID is 963 0804 4141 and Passcode is 783801.
Nominations for our Community Volunteer Awards close at the end of this week - 5pm on Friday 27th August. Want to nominate your volunteer hero or an amazing organisation? Here's how.
Nominations also remain open for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service until Wednesday 15th September. There's more on their website.
We're still accepting applications for the BwD Community Fund. You can find more information, including how to apply, on our website. Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 13th September.
You can also attend our workshop on the Fund in person or via Zoom on Tuesday 1st September. It is due to last from 10am to 12 noon. Please let Clair know if you'd like to be there
► Culture Recovery Fund: Continuity Support - closes Friday 27th August Additional funding to help secure the future of arts and cultural organisations that have previously been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
► Ragdoll Foundation - closes Friday 27th August Grants to support arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people through the arts, artists and creative media.
► TDS Charitable Foundation - closes Friday 27th August Funding for organisations that support landlords and tenants to improve standards and educate those involved in the private rented sector.
► VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2021-22 - closes Friday 27th August Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations to run projects supporting responses to potential increases in paediatric respiratory infections during autumn/winter 2021.
► Centre for Social Justice Awards - closes Tuesday 31st August Financial awards recognising small grassroots charities and social enterprises who are proving themselves effective at preventing and tackling poverty.
► Creative Lives Awards - closes Tuesday 31st August An annual celebration of the achievements of voluntary and community-led creativity.
► Eranda Rothschild Foundation - closes Tuesday 31st August Grants for charities working in the fields of medical research, education and the arts.
► Hilden Charitable Fund - closes Tuesday 31st August Grants for charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).
► Stephen Lloyd Awards - closes Tuesday 31st August Financial awards aiming to help create success by finding and nurturing innovative ideas and projects undertaken by start-up enterprises or social entrepreneurs that can lead to practical, sustainable social change, particularly those that address social problems at a systemic level.
► Toy Trust - closes Tuesday 31st August Grants for charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children under 13 years of age.
► Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust - closes Wednesday 1st September 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.
► Peter Cruddas Foundation - closes Wednesday 1st September Funding for charities working to support disadvantaged and disengaged young people as they move towards pathways into education, training and employment.
► Safety of Women at Night Fund - closes Wednesday 1st September Funding for organisations to support interventions which focus on preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces at night.
► Strategic Legal Fund - closes Wednesday 1st September 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.
► Volunteers are needed to assist with leafleting for a forthcoming Police recruitment event, on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th September (10am to 8pm) or Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September (10am to 4pm). The focus will likely be around Audley Sports and Community Centre. Please contactMimi to learn more.
► Friday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and you can find out how this will be commemorated in Blackburn and Darwen here and here.
► Blackburn Carersare inviting people to come along to a Design your own Memory/Mindfulness Jar event on Tuesday 14th September at Kingsway.
► IMO's Annual Cricket Tournament takes place on Sunday 18th December, featuring seven-a-side games involving six overs per team per game. The venue this year is Hoghton Cricket Club. Cost of entry is £70 per team. Contact Imran Motala on 07828 176678 or drop them an e-mail to learn more.
► Age UK Lancashire recently welcomed Jaqui Collins to their team as their new Older Veterans Outreach Worker, and you can find out more about what's on offer here.
► Circles Connected offer a calendar of activities.
► Giving World help charities get the goods they need to the people that need them, redirecting business end-of-line, surplus and discontinued stock to deprived communities. To learn more, please visit their website.