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Health Inequalities Commission and BwD Equity Task Force

On Monday 20th September there is a major on-line event to launch the Lancashire and South Cumbria Health Inequalities Commission, which is being chaired by Sir Michael Marmot, world renowned Professor from the Institute of Health Equity.

We would encourage everyone in Blackburn with Darwen, who is interested in the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda to sign up for the event and listen to what Sir Michael has to say.

The link to the event hosted by Sir Michael Marmot is here.

Following the event, Community CVS will be holding a series of on-line discussions to work out what this means for Blackburn with Darwen. These sessions will take place between October and December 2021 culminating in a conference style event in early 2022.

Please sign up for the Equity Task Force, if you have not already done so by completing the CVS Application Form.

We are also using the CVS Application Form to update contact details for existing CVS members so please fill it in even if you are already a CVS member.

I will look forward to seeing you on-line either on the 20th September or the subsequent on-line meetings.

Best wishes
Garth Hodgkinson
Chief Executive
Community CVS
Our #ActionForJobs project are here to help people who find themselves furthest from the job market.
You're all welcome to attend our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Thursday 23rd September, for a brew, a chance to network and learn new things and enjoy some delicious cake. We're starting in the Boulevard Centre Conference Room at 11.30am and continuing at our Community Hub.

There are also a host of prizes to be won via our fundraising raffle. Purchase you tickets from the Admin Office in the Community Hub.
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Spring North, Care Network and Bags for Strife have released forthcoming dates for a Support Group for People Bereaved by Suicide. They take place at the Care Network Hub on Town Hall Street in Blackburn from 5.30 to 7.30pm every month, the next being on Monday 20th September.
The Afghan & Central Asian Association need financial help to support newly-arriving Afghan refugees & asylum seekers.
► Alcoholics Anonymous' latest meetings list can be found here.
 Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust are working collaboratively with the University of Manchester to improve health outcomes for people of South Asian heritage. To learn more, please get in touch with Farah via or Jahanara via
Snowdrop Doula offer a range of courses.
Funding update


Triangle Trust Accepting Applications for Young Offender Employment Projects

Al Madad Foundation Opens Autumn Call for Education Grants

Funding for Black and Minoritised Women's Organisations

GSK IMPACT Awards 2022 Open to Applications

Upcoming deadlines

Skinners Company - Lady Neville Charity - closes Friday 17th September
One-off capital grants to grassroots charitable organisations offering a diverse range of activities and interests within one of the Charity's areas of priority: local heritage, local community; and performing arts and visual arts.

Wingate Foundation - closes Friday 17th September
Grants to organisations for work involving performing arts and medical research travel grants.

Co-op Community Fridge Fund - closes Monday 20th September
Grants to organisations to establish a new Community Fridge to minimise food waste.

Dunhill Medical Trust - Capability Support Programme - closes Monday 20th September
Specialist support for charities working with older people, to address strategy, sustainability, impact assessment and communication.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Grow Programme - closes Monday 20th September
Awards programme for small registered charities working in a health-related field.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards - closes Monday 20th September
Annual awards programme open to registered charities working to improve people's health and wellbeing.

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Healthy Heart Grants - closes Monday 20th September
Grants for not-for-profit organisations to support new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in local communities.
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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