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The next meeting of our Practitioner and Volunteer Coordinator Network will take place on Thursday 25th March from 9.30am. If you would like to present, please contact Donna.
Youth Action's BwD Safety Net are holding a presentation event on Wednesday 31st March for winners of their online safety competition.
CANW are recruiting Emotional Health & Wellbeing Practitioners. Deadline is
Tuesday 6th April.
► BwDBC are seeking to recruit a new Prevent Delivery Officer. Deadline is
Monday 12th April.
► The Media Trust's Digital Spring School is open from
Monday 19th April.
Age UK BwD can support older people with digital technologies.
► The British Red Cross are looking for volunteers.
Stay active with Circles Connected.
► Lancashire Adult Learning have a good webpage for volunteers.
HARRI, the LSCft's mobile health & wellbeing resource, is back on the road from the beginning of April. See where here.
Keep up to speed with the Mental Health Staff Hour.
► NSPCC Learning have information on their COVID response and a YouTube video featuring practitioners.
Our Lancashire's latest update is here.
► Were you volunteering at the beginning of lockdown? Volunteer Edinburgh would like to hear from you.
► The Wish Centre are looking for a IDVA/Domestic Abuse Practitioner.
► The Government want to hear your evidence for the development of their Women's Health Strategy.
Z's Defence Academy are keen to learn what your fitness goals for 2021 are.
Funding update


ERC Consolidator Grants Open for Applications

COVID-19 Recovery Funding Available for Youth Centre Charities in England


Small Charities Challenge Fund - closes Thursday 25th March
Grants to support and strengthen the work of small not-for-profit organisations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals.

Women Thrive Fund - closes Thursday 25th March
Grants to grassroots and specialist women's and girls' organisations working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund (NEIRF) - closes Friday 26th March
Grants to non-profit environmental groups, local authorities and businesses to stimulate private investment and mechanisms that improve and safeguard the domestic natural environment.

Football Foundation - Return to Football Fund - closes th March
Grants to enable grassroots football clubs and organisations to restart or deliver new activities after the period of COVID-19 restrictions.

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants - closes Monday 29th March
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.

AHF Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme - Transformational Project Grants - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants for charities and social enterprises towards the capital costs of work to restore redundant or underused community-owned historic buildings in town centres and bring them back into use.

Al Madad Foundation - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants to support the development and improvement of educational experiences of refugee and displaced children in the Middle East.

Arnold Clark Community Fund - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants for charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Association for Industrial Archaeology - Restoration Grants - closes Wednesday 31st March
Funding to not-for-profit organisations for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels.

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants to organisations that support fire prevention for the benefit of the public.

Julia and Hans Rausing Trust - Youth Centre Recovery Fund - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants to registered charities who are running youth centres, to help them survive and recover from the impact of COVID-19.

Margaret Dobson Further Education Trust - General Grants - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants to small charities working to support people with a learning disability to learn skills to help them live more independent lives after they leave formal education.

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Children and Young People Grants Programme - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants for charities for projects that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people aged up to 18 years (up to 25 years for disabled young people) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life.

Masonic Charitable Foundation – Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants for charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund - closes Wednesday 31st March
Emergency loans to support social enterprises and charities that are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19.

William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grants) - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants are available to churches, chapels and other places of worship for the conservation of decorative features and monuments, but not structural repairs.

Woodroffe Benton Foundation - closes Wednesday 31st March
Grants to smaller UK registered charities for relief of hardship, care for the elderly, environment and conservation.
► 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.

Fast 4wd

How are you coping? Need help or support with your recovery? Or would you like to access volunteering, employment or digital support?
Pop in to see our Fast4wd team at the Boulevard Centre (45 Railway Road), give us a call on 01254 583957 or 07547 566054, or drop us an e-mail. We’re here to help. Office open Monday to Friday 10am until 4pm.
Learn more.

Digital Skills Support

Our Future Digital Inclusion and Make it Click projects offer support for people who want to develop their computer skills.
Abdelrahman runs the following weekly sessions on a pre-booking basis: -
Tuesdays, 10am-12.30pm @ the Boulevard Centre
Thursdays, 10am-12.30pm @ the Boulevard Centre
Fridays, 2-4pm @ St. Mary's Church, Clitheroe
He can also provide support via Zoom.
E-mail Abdelrahman to learn more.
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