Latest news from Community CVS
View this email in your browser
Community CVS Logo
We're looking to recruit a new Project Officer. Click here to learn more.
SMART testing is available at a number of new locations around the Borough: Earcroft Children's Centre, Bangor Street Community Centre, Mill Hill Community Centre and the Energy Zone. You can get a test between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Listening Ear offer bereavement counselling. They are also holding a number of Amparo Zoom Briefings:
Thursday 11th (5pm), Tuesday 16th (2pm) and Monday 22nd February (12.30pm), and Friday 5th (2pm), Wednesday 17th (4.30pm), Thursday 25th (12.30pm) and Tuesday 30th March (2pm). Anyone wishing to book should email Paul stating their chosen date.
IMO are calling on local women to take part in their competition Women in Leadership. Prizes on offer for the best entries. Deadline for submissions is
4pm on Friday 19th February.
Additionally, they are seeking recruits for their IGNITE youth group. Apply by
Monday 22nd February.
Age UK BwD are seeking to recruit a Befriending Services Manager. Application deadline is
9am on Tuesday 23rd February.
UCLan's next Community Action Forum takes place on
Tuesday 2nd March from 2 to 4pm. If you'd like to attend, you can sign up here.
To become a member, please register here.
► As part of Macmillan's ongoing work to gather insight from people living with cancer, they are interested to hear about the experience of people who have accessed cancer services over the last year. Closing date for filling out the survey is
Monday 8th March.
► You can find a list of BwD Adult Learning's Employability courses here.
Check out the Community Circles Facebook group to see what they have on this week.
Community Circles' latest newsletter is available to view here. Find out how you can join them.
Giving World are a charity working with businesses to refurbish stock you no longer need to supply to deprived communities. Register here.
LSCft have produced their weekly update.
They also have new episodes of the Mental Health Family Hour about Postpartum Psychosis and Suicide Prevention.
► The Mental Health Foundation have published research results on the impact of the pandemic on 13-19 year olds.
MIC Media are a company who specialise in helping groups develop their podcasting skills.
Nottingham Trent University are gauging the impact of the pandemic on the VCFSE sector.
Check out the latest news from Our Lancashire.
Sightline are looking for volunteers to help them deliver their Befriending Service.
Funding update


Government Launches Turing Scheme Website - Applicants Advised to Prepare Bids Now

Mark Your Calendar: Magic Little Grants 2021 Open on 1 March


Energy Redress Scheme - closes Thursday 11th February
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 11th February
Grants to charities that reduce the climate change impact associated with energy use.

Vocational Learning Technology Fund (VocTech Seed Fund) - closes Thursday 11th February
Funding for projects that use digital technology in novel and imaginative ways to develop new services or improve access and delivery of adult vocational learning.

Banks Community Fund (LCF) - closes Friday 12th February
Grants for community and environmental projects in areas close to a current or proposed Banks Group operation .

Hope for the Young – COVID-19 Emergency Fund - closes Friday 12th February
Small grants to support young refugees and asylum seekers during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

PRS Foundation - Open Fund for Organisations - closes Friday 12th February
Grants for any not-for-profit organisation to support new music projects led by promoters, large performance groups, talent development organisations, venues, festivals and curators.

Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund - closes Friday 12th February
Grants for regionally based organisations that can deliver support to people who are offline or on a low income to ensure they understand how smart meters can benefit them.

Tech for Good Build 2021 - closes Friday 12th February
Grants for not-for-profit organisations to define, test and develop digital solutions, or re-purpose existing technology in order to meet a social need or challenge in one of Comic Relief's core issue areas.

Windrush Community Fund - closes Friday 12th February
Grants for charities, community or grassroots organisations for projects which raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.

Youth Covid-19 Support Fund - closes Friday 12th February
Grants to community and national youth organisations to help mitigate the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ensure services providing vital support can remain open.

Allchurches Trust - Hope Beyond - closes Monday 15th February
Grants for churches and Christian charities to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the coronavirus crisis.

Duke of Devonshire's Charitable Trust - closes Monday 15th February
Grants for registered charities to deliver charitable causes and projects locally.

Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust - closes Monday 15th February
Funding for projects to further the advancement of horticulture.
► 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.
Find out more about how COVID-19 regulation changes affect BwD on the Council's website.

Action for Jobs

We can give you a helping hand to learn new skills, gain experience and build your confidence to get a job.

If you'd like to find out more, please call 01254 583957 or 07547 566054, or drop us an e-mail.


Help us get the word out
Copyright © 2020 | Community CVS, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Community CVS
45 Railway Road
Cathedral Quarter
Blackburn, Lancashire BB1 1EZ
United Kingdom

Add us to your address book

Want to see previous e-mails?
Head over to our campaign archive

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp