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The next meeting of the Community CVS Network will take place on Thursday 26th August. Contact Donna Talbot to learn more.
Additionally, the minutes of July's meeting can be found here.
Our latest Volunteer Bulletin is out now. Find it here.
We're still accepting nominations for our Community Volunteer Awards. You can nominate your volunteer heroes and heroines up to and including 5pm on Friday 27th August. Learn more and get nominating here.
Nominations also remain open for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service until Wednesday 15th September. You can learn more on their website.
We're seeking new people to join our ever-expanding Community CVS team. We're looking for the following: -
Community Development Officer
Senior Trainer
Closing date is Monday 30th August.
Lancashire LGBT's next LGBTQ+ Mental Health Hour will take place on Thursday 12th August between 6 and 7pm.
IMO, supportd by the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, are offering a third year of their important Mental Health Champions Training. Click here to sign up by
Friday 20th August.
The next round of the Impact Barometer Survey, entitled Respond Recover Reset is open until
Monday 23rd August.
BwD Learning have places available on upcoming sessions.
Keep up to date with Community Circles.
Hub of Hope, a website listing services with a mental health focus, are seeking updates from stakeholders.
IMO are accepting applications to their Step Up employability programme.
► The Initial Response Service's latest newsletter can be found here.
LSCft's latest update is available now.
The Mall are opening a new Volunteer Wall and are keen to hear from groups wanting to advertise roles. You can drop off any leaflets at the Ask Me Point.
Positive Smiles are recruiting for their brand new Natural Strengths Garden Club.
Funding update


The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £3,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours

Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Soon to Open Applications for Continuity Support

Prince’s Countryside Fund Opens for Autumn 2021 Round

Walkers and Comic Relief Invite Applications to Their Smiles Fund

Funding to Support Cook and Share Month Activities 2021

Continuity Grants for England’s Culture Recovery Fund Recipients - Advance Notice

Upcoming deadlines

Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme - closes Thursday 12th August
Capital grants to support the development of low and zero carbon heat networks.

Jeans for Genes Grant Programme - closes Thursday 12th August
Grants to members of the UK Genetic Disorders Partnership Network for projects that benefit children (18 years or under) who are affected by genetic disorders.

Community Ownership Fund - closes Friday 13th August
Grants to voluntary, community and charitable organisations to support them in taking ownership of local assets such as pubs, theatres and parks.

Henry Smith Charity - Holiday Grants for Children - closes Friday 13th August
Grants to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation.

Mental Health Sustainability Fund - closes Friday 13th August
Grants to improve sustainability and longevity of not-for-profit groups working in the field of mental health.

Public Health England - Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2021-22 - closes Friday 13th August
Grants for voluntary sector and other non-profit organisations to deliver projects aiming to address inequalities and poor sexual and/or reproductive health and HIV outcomes.

RHS Flourish Fund - closes Friday 13th August
Grants for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations helping people acquire horticultural skills, with particular focus on promoting diversity and inclusion in horticulture.

Santander Foundation - Financial and Digital Empowerment Fund - closes Friday 13th August
Grants to charitable organisations for projects to improve people's digital confidence, knowledge and skills to enable them to make more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services.

Golsoncott Foundation - closes Saturday 14th August
Grants to voluntary organisations for projects that promote fine arts and music.

Screwfix Foundation - closes Saturday 14th August
Grants to charities for projects that fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for those in need.

Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust - closes Sunday 15th August
Grants for registered equine charities or charities/hospices supporting older people.

Nationwide Building Society Mutual Respect Grant Fund - closes Sunday 15th August
Grants to grassroot football clubs whose activities have increased mutual respect on or off the pitch, to support costs including replacing equipment or completing repair work.

Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust - closes Sunday 15th August
Funding for projects to further the advancement of horticulture.

Asda Foundation - Bringing Communities Back Together - closes Monday 16th August
Grants to groups to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness and support groups as coronavirus restrictions are easing.

Co-op Community Fridge Fund - closes Monday 16th August
Grants to non-profit organisations to establish a new Community Fridge to minimise food waste.

Digital Skills for Heritage - Digital Volunteering Funding - closes Monday 16th August
Grants to help heritage sector organisations or partnerships to establish new digital volunteering opportunities across the sector. Opportunities should focus on digital activities and/or activities that can be carried out at distance.

Art Fund Weston Loan Programme - closes Tuesday 17th August
Grants to museums and galleries to borrow works from national collections, encouraging the sharing of works more widely.
► 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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