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► The Carers Service are running Looking after yourself through Holistic Therapies, which starts tomorrow, Thursday 6th May. Register via e-mail or by calling 01254 688440.
DARE (Darwen Asylum Refugee Enterprise) is open between
10am and 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
► The Centre for Volunteering at UCLan are running a skills survey until
Monday 10th May.
Additionally, their next Community Action Forum Skill Share will take place on
Tuesday 22nd June.
YNot Aspire are celebrating their tenth anniversary, and, as part of Mental Health Week (
Monday 10th to Sunday 16th May), they are running a 10k challenge to help raise funds and get donations to help support the continuation of their valuable work. E-mail David to learn more about how to get involved.
Healthier Lancashire & South Cumbria, alongside Lancashire County Council's Refugee Health & Wellbeing Integration Team, are hosting two Volunteer Manager Learning Events concerned with Asylum Seekers & Refugees on
Wednesday 9th and Wednesday 16th June. To ensure optimum content, they have develoepd this learner preference survey.
► You can peruse the Carers' Service's latest update here.
CANW are recruiting.
Hyndburn Community Champions are offering a weekly support group for Hyndburn residents affected by and professionals interested in long covid.
► This month's Lancashire Recovery College Planner can be found here.
► The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership have a host of opportunities for prospective volunteers.
► The LSCft's latest update is available here.
NatWest are offering a series of workshops. Contact Nicola to learn more.
Newground Together are delighted to announce that they have again become an approved provider for the Energy Re-dress scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to support energy customers in vulnerable situations and fuel poverty. There are set amounts depending on the household and some circumstances.
To learn more, Please drop Rachel Davies an e-mail.
Our Lancashire's latest update for Pendle & the Ribble Valley can be perused here.
UCLan are seeking applicants for a brand new BA (Hons) Youth Work & Community Practice course based at their Burnley campus.

The Trustee Leadership Programme is an award-winning governance training initiative delivered by charity support agency Cause4 in partnership with the Clothworkers’ Company. Now in its 8th year, this programme was launched to empower those taking on governance roles to be confident in their duties and deliver effective leadership, training c. 500 Trustees a year. Upcoming summer course dates include:

Emerging Chairs Programme: a one-day course for existing Trustees seeking to take the step towards Chairing a board. This empowering course covers key issues such as Leadership, Chair-CEO relationships, fundraising, and marketing, and allows prospective and existing Chairs to share experiences and learning.
Thursday 22nd July (9.30am-4.30pm)
Sign up here

Trustee Leadership Programme: essential governance training for the new or aspiring Trustee, this course covers an overview of the sector, governance & strategic planning, financial management, and fundraising. It is further enhanced by an expert guest speaker and a charity matching session where attendees can meet charity leaders seeking board members. The online course is delivered in two parts:
Wednesday 28th July (2-4.30pm) & Thursday 29th July (2-5pm)
Sign up here

All courses will be delivered via Zoom.

Email for further information. 

The BwD Community Fund, which we on behalf of the Borough Council, the Brian Mercer Trust and the Eric Wright Charitable Trust, is open for applications.
Organisations can apply for grants of up to £1000 under the scheme.
► Next deadline: Monday 7th June.
Get the full picture here.
Download the application form here.
Funding update


Biffa Award’s Partnership Grants Scheme Accepting Applications

Children’s Summer Activity Grants for SF&G Members

Co-op Local Community Fund Opens for Applications

Social Enterprise Funding to Promote Financial Resilience to Life Shocks

Upcoming deadlines

Energy Redress Scheme - closes Thursday 6th May
Grants to charities for supporting energy consumers in vulnerable situations and for developing innovative products and services related to energy.

Energy Redress Scheme - Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund - closes Thursday 6th May
Grants to charities for projects that demonstrate measurable and lasting reductions in the carbon intensity of energy use and accelerate the transition to net zero.

Ragdoll Foundation - closes Friday 7th May
Grants to support arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people through the arts, artists and creative media.

Youth Music Programme - closes Friday 7th May
Grants to organisations for music projects that increase the number of children and young people who have the opportunity to take part in high-quality musical activities.

Boost Choose Now Change Lives Programme - closes Sunday 9th May
One-off grants to community groups to support them in delivering projects or activities that will facilitate change and benefit local people.

Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme - closes Monday 10th May
Small grants for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families.
► 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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