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The next meeting of the Community CVS Network will be taking place on Thursday 21st October from 9.30am in the Conference Room at the Boulevard Centre.

For more information, please contact Donna.
Community CVS is proud to be helping Lancashire businesses to grow. Here's how.
We're ready to deliver the biggest, brightest Community Volunteer Awards yet.
Save the date: Wednesday 3rd November.
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Brain Health Breakthroughs organise a weekly peer support session for people with brain injuries every Thursday from 1 to 2pm.
The Prince's Trust have organised a Allied Health Professionals - Career Information Session on Thursday 14th October from 6 to 7.30pm. Learn more here.
They are also seeking recruits for their Get Started with Health and Fitness, beginning in November.
IMO are seeking to recruit volunteers. Those who wish to register for this amazing organisation can do so here. Deadline for registrations is Friday 22nd October.
They are also introducing a brand new therapeutic Reform and Return Program, offering practical and emotional support to ex-offenders and their families during their transition back to life in their community. Please register here by Friday 29th October.
Lancashire Volunteer Partnership are seeking volunteers in association with the Knife Angel display outside Blackburn Cathedral.
The Knife Angel, which will be in Blackburn between Thursday 4th and Monday 29th November, is a 27 foot tall sculpture made from over 100,000 knives which have been seized by the police and taken out of circulation.
The Mayor's Charity Bonfire will take place at Darwen Cricket Club on Friday 5th November, with the fire lit at 6.30pm.
The NHS Employee Volunteers: Implications for Learning, Work and Careers Webinar will take place on Tuesday 9th November from 10 to 11.30am on Microsoft Teams. Here's the link if you wish to join them.
► UCLan's Community Action Forum meets next on Friday 26th November.
The latest list of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in East Lancashire can be found here.
The Carers Service's October newsletter is available to view here. Furthermore, their latest What's On guide can be accessed here.
If you'd like to book on any of the events listed, please give them a call on 01254 688440 or drop them an e-mail.
Care Station NW are recruiting.
Find out what's on at Inspire.
Lancashire Adult Learning's latest community & volunteering prospectus is available here.
The latest edition of the Lancashire Carers Service Magazine can be found here.
LSCft's latest Partner Update is out now.
You can learn more about the range of services offered by Snowdrop Doula in their catalogue. You can also read their 2021 report.
Funding update

Upcoming deadlines

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) 'Furlough' - closes Thursday 14th October
Grant to employers to keep their workers on, rather than making them redundant during the coronavirus outbreak.

Culture Recovery Fund: Emergency Resource Support - closes Thursday 14th October
Grants for cultural organisations that were previously solvent but now find themselves financially at-risk because of the impacts of coronavirus restrictions.

Faith New Deal Pilot Fund - closes Thursday 14th October
Grants to faith-based organisations for innovative projects which strengthen engagement between local and national government and faith groups as they tackle social issues, including those arising from the impact of COVID-19 in the recovery efforts of communities.

Enterprise Development Programme - Mental Health - closes Monday 18th October
Support to charities and social enterprises working in the mental health sector to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.

PRS Foundation - Open Fund for Organisations - closes Monday 18th October
Grants for organisations to support new music projects led by promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues, festivals and curators.

Clarion Futures Digital Grants - closes Wednesday 20th October
Grants for charities and community organisations working to support Clarion residents of all ages to get online and build the skills, motivation and confidence needed to use the internet safely in everyday life.

Steel Charitable Trust - closes Wednesday 20th October
Grants to charities working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.
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.
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