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The BwD VCFSE Equity Task Force partnership's Population Health Management grant programme, offering small (up to £1000) and large grants (£10,000), is accepting applications up to 12 noon on Friday 19th March. If you'd like to know more, please see the links below: -

Small grant application form
Large grant application form
Guidance and further information
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.
UCLan's School of Social Work, Care & Community have a Higher Apprenticeship event coming up on Thursday 18th March.
Their Centre for Volunteering are also accepting applications to join their BA, BA top-up and MA programmes in Community Leadership.
► It's World Sleep Day on
Friday 19th March and the Mental Health Foundation have published a report highlighting the connection between a good night's kip and your mental well-being.
Accrington & District Blind Society are hiring a Sight Loss Adviser. Closing date is
Sunday 28th March. You can find out more here.
► The Probation Service will be recruiting from April and have an online webinar on
Tuesday 30th March for those wanting to learn more. If you're interested, you can register here.
Flourishing Minds have published their programme for April.
► The Community Prevention & Engagement Team are offering peer support for local people affected by suicide on
Monday 19th April.
Alcoholics Anonymous have an online parliamentary event coming up on
Tuesday 11th May. They have also published useful information for professionals, males and females.
Calico are recruiting.
Circles Connected have plenty going on this week.
Leading Lancashire offer a variety of programmes.
LSCft are keen to hear from stakeholders and residents on the subject of the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme in the region.
download their latest weekly update here.
► There is some useful information from the LSC Resilience Hub here.
Funding update


Funding Available for Return of Grassroots Football in England

£110m Turing Scheme Opens to Applications

Armed Forces Covenant Trust Relaunches Force for Change Programme for 2021

ERA-NET Cofund CHANSE Launches Call on Transformations: Social and Cultural Dynamics in the Digital Age


British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants - closes Friday 19th March
Grants to organisations to support projects promoting ecological science to a wide audience.

Enterprise Development Programme - Mental Health - closes Friday 19th March
Support to charities and social enterprises in the mental health sector to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.

The Prince's Countryside Fund - closes Friday 19th March
Grants for farming and rural communities for projects working to create resilient rural communities.

Alec Dickson Trust - closes Sunday 21st March
Grants to support volunteering projects which are organised and run by people under 30 years of age.

JA Clark Charitable Trust - closes Sunday 21st March
Grants for charities and other non-profit organisations supporting forcibly displaced people and their host communities to respond to the impact of climate change.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund - closes Monday 22nd March
A short-term competitive fund for environmental charities and their partners to kick-start environmental renewal while creating and retaining a range of jobs.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Peace and Security Programme - closes Monday 22nd March
Grants to support projects aimed at working towards the creation of a peaceful and just world.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Power and Accountability Programme - closes Monday 22nd March
Grants to support people to create a world in which power is more equally shared, and in which powerful institutions are responsive and accountable to wider society and aligned with the long-term public interest.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Rights and Justice Programme - closes Monday 22nd March
Grants to projects aimed at promoting racial justice and equality of opportunity as a basis for a harmonious multi-racial, multi-ethnic society.

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust - Sustainable Future Programme - closes Monday 22nd March
Grants to organisations for developpent and promotion of sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to the current consumerist and growth-based paradigm.

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust - closes Tuesday 23rd March
Grants to help disabled people to play tennis through the purchase of wheelchairs, tennis equipment and grants for coaching.

Hospital Saturday Fund - closes th March
One-off grants to registered medically related charities for medical capital projects, medical care or research, medical training and running costs.
► 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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