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We're looking to recruit a new Project Officer. Click here to learn more.
Deadline for applications is Friday 5th March with interviews scheduled for Friday 12th March.
Lancashire BME Network are facilitating an event entitled COVID, Lancashire & BAME tomorrow, Thursday 4th March. Booking is required: please e-mail Maryam by 5pm today.
BwD Adult Learning offer a whole heap of great courses.
► The Carers Service produce a great monthly newsletter, which you can read or subscribe to here.
Circles Connected have plenty of great activities lined up this week.
Healthwatch BwD are keen to hear from you.
The Living City have some wonderful art workshops coming up this month.
► You can see the latest update from LSCft on our website.
Mindset by Dave is a brilliant YouTube channel featuring great content including the Mental Health Family Hour podcast.
Volunteer Edinburgh's Health & Wellbeing Team are researching the impact of COVID on volunteers, especially those with support needs. If you are a volunteer-using organisation, please feel free to help them out and have your say.
Lancashire Women are recruiting.
They're also inviting people to take 10,000 steps in March to raise funds in support of women across Lancashire.
The next meeting of the Practitioner and Volunteer Coordinator Network will take place on Thursday 25th March from 9.30am. If you would like to present, please contact Donna. You can download the minutes of February's meeting here.

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.
Funding update


Youth Endowment Fund Announces New Themed Rounds for 2021

Standard Life Foundation Accepting Applications for Winter 2021 Funding

Applications Invited for UK Local Environmental Initiatives Fund

Heritage Trade Up Programme Opens for UK Applications

NLCF Launches Round 2 of Climate Action Fund


Comic Relief – Supporting and Sustaining Specialism Funding Programme - closes Friday 5th March
A limited number of grants to not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women acting to end violence against women and girls.

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants - closes Monday 8th 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.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner - Community Action Fund - closes Monday 8th March
Grants for local resident and community groups to tackle local concerns and to make their communities better and safer places to live.

Windrush Day Grant Scheme - closes Wednesday 10th March
Grants for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.
► 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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