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The next Practitioner and Volunteer Coordinator Network meeting takes place tomorrow, Thursday 25th February, from 9.30am. Here's the agenda.
To join, please click here (Meeting ID is 998 9889 1716 and passcode is 0VJA9c).
We're looking to recruit a new Project Officer. Click here to learn more.
Deadline for applications is Friday 5th March with interviews scheduled for Friday 12th March.
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are seeking a Community and Income Development Manager. Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26th February. E-mail for an application pack.
Our Lancashire are inviting you to Shake Up Your Social Media on
Thursday 4th March.
IMO are holding Diabetes Focus Groups in Accrington on
Wednesday 17th and Saturday 20th March. Contact Mohammed Amad for more.
UCLan are holding a CYFP Degree Apprenticeship Information Session on
Thursday 18th March. Register your interest here.
► Details of Age UK BwD's Winter Pressures Support Programme can be found here.
► The North West Ambulance Service have published the latest edition of their #YourCall magazine.
► The Charities Buying Group provide free PPE and hygiene products to charities when they sign up to a cheaper deal on their gas and electricity with them.
Stay in the loop with Circles Connected.
IMO have a new 12-week youth employability programme named BwD Step Up. Sign up here.
LSCft's latest update can be found here.
► The NHS Volunteer Responders are seeking feedback from residents and stakeholders.
Our Lancashire have published their weekly bulletin.
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are seeking new Healthcare Assistants.
Lancashire Women are recruiting.
Funding update


Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust Announces 2021/22 Funding Programmes

European Research Council Publishes 2021 Work Programme Launching First Calls of Horizon Europe

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund Announces 2021 Deadlines

The Prince's Countryside Fund Now Open for Spring Applications


Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants - closes Thursday 25th February
Grants to not-for-profit organisations that provide specialist level legal advice to vulnerable young migrants.

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity - closes Friday 26th February
Grants to not-for-profit organisations for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.

Scott Bader Commonwealth Global Charity Fund - closes Friday 26th February
Grants for registered charities to fund environmental and educational projects and which help young or disadvantaged people in communities worldwide.

Swimathon Foundation - COVID-19 Relief Fund - closes Friday 26th February
Grants to support small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK so that they can continue to operate during the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

Adamson Trust - closes Sunday 28th February
Grants for voluntary and community organisations and charities to help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust - closes Sunday 28th February
Grants to registered charities for projects that address specific categories set out by the Trust each year.

Ford Britain Trust - closes Sunday 28th February
Grants to not-for-profit organisations and schools for projects that benefit local communities.

Gilchrist Educational Trust - Grants to Organisations - closes Sunday 28th February
Grants to support organisations that are undertaking projects which fill up educational gaps or make a particular aspect of education or learning more widely available.

KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme - closes Sunday 28th February
Grants to grassroots organisations providing safe social spaces, mentoring, work, or social skills for young people aged 11 to 25 years old in the UK.

Armed Forces Day Grant - closes Monday 1st March
Grants to help organisations and individuals to host an Armed Forces Day event which can take place within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day event.

Baily Thomas Charitable Fund - closes Monday 1st March
Grants to voluntary organisations, charities and schools to assist with the care and relief of children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.

Big Society Capital - Ideas for Impact - closes Monday 1st March
Development funding and related support to charities, social enterprises and fund managers with ideas for how social impact investment can have a transformative impact on a social issue.

Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust - closes Monday 1st March
Grants for registered equine charities or charities/hospices supporting older people in the UK.

Marc Fitch Fund - closes Monday 1st March
Grants for individuals and organisations for research and publications whose primary focus is on regional and local history.

Peter Cruddas Foundation - closes Monday 1st March
Funding for registered charities that are working to support disadvantaged and disengaged young people as they move towards pathways into education, training and employment.

Green Hall Foundation - closes Tuesday 2nd March
Grants for registered charities to fund special projects or the purchase of equipment that will benefit their charitable purposes.
► 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.
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