Blackburn with Darwen CVS is holding a joint AGM with the Families, Health and Well-Being Consortium at the Boulevard Centre on Wednesday 16th December 2015 at 12.00 noon. This is formal notice of the AGM. Everyone is invited. The nature of the formal business will include the presentation of the annual report, presentation of the audited accounts, appointment of auditors and election of the committee.
Harry Catherall, Chief Executive of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council will be our guest speaker and there will also be a presentation on the launch of a new brand for CVS.
I hope you can make it. It would be good to see you. If any member wants to nominate someone to become a trustee, please complete the attached nomination form. If anyone wants to have a chat about the role please do not hesitate to get in touch. The deadline for receiving nominations is Friday 11th December 2015 at 5.00 pm.
Chief Executive and Company Secretary
The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside and the WO Street Foundation are pleased to announce their second round of funding and are looking to support new and innovative community projects to the regions that were once the old county of Lancashire.
Groups based and operating in the old county of Lancashire.
The aims of the WO Street Transformation Fund are to transform activities, enhance capacities and develop communities’ inline with the wishes of Mr. Street who was the founder of the WO Street Foundation. It aims to encourage the community to take a proactive approach to empower themselves and others to achieve social growth and make a difference.
The wider WO Street Foundation priorities are for projects that advance education and tackle poverty helping in particular children and young people who are unable to meet their educational or living costs, as well as supporting projects for older, blind and disabled people and those who cannot afford medical or convalescent care.
Working within these wider priorities the WO Street Transformation Fund wishes to respond to new or developing ideas in communities supporting organisations that are keen to develop and grow to improve the capacity of Lancashire’s voluntary sector. We encourage applications for projects that are innovative and transformational, and some examples include pilot projects and grants for voluntary sector growth such as mergers and collaborations.
The WO Street Transformation Fund encourages self help and therefore the applicant must demonstrate what they aim to bring to the project whether that is in-kind support and skills or other funding.
Grants are available for between £2500 – £10,000
WHO CAN APPLY?
Constituted groups including community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, community interest companies and social enterprises may apply. Applicants annual income must be less than £250,000.
If you would like to apply please visit www.cflancashire.org.uk to complete an online application. Please ensure all relevant documents listed below are also included. If you do not submit all the relevant documents within one week your application will be withdrawn. The deadline for applications is 11th December 2015 and the panel is due to take place mid January 2016.
Constituted groups, community interest companies and social enterprises please submit
- Governing Document
- Safeguarding policies
- Your most recent annual accounts
- Your organisation’s recent bank statement
Groups, constituted/ un- constituted and individuals will be required to submit monitoring to measure the impact of their grant. We encourage this to be both creative and visual, for example through pictures, videos, collages, diary entries, blogs, community feedback
WHAT CANNOT BE FUNDED
- Public sector organisations or those controlled wholly or in part , e.g. local authority, primary care trust
- Activities that will have already taken place before a grant is offered
- Politically connected or exclusively religious activities
- Projects for personal profit
- Research projects
- Statutory organisations or work that is their responsibility
This list is neither exclusive nor exhaustive- if you are unsure if elements of your project may be excluded please contact the Community Foundation using the contact details overleaf for help.
If you have any questions please contact:
Tina Kennedy, Community Philanthropy Manager,
Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside
Tel: 0151 232 2423
The Lancashire Bowel Cancer Screening Programme is inviting local organisations throughout Lancashire to submit proposals to deliver community engagement initiatives to support and increase the uptake of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
Projects will be delivered from Jan 2016 to 31st March 2016.
Deadline for the funding application is Friday 5th December 2015 5pm.
If anyone would like to know more, please get in touch with Sadiq Patel on 01254 583957 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 2015 is Nightsafe’s 25th Anniversary & in this time they have helped over 12,500 young people, provided 35,000 nights off the streets, made 125,000 meals and had more than 400 dedicated volunteers.
To celebrate these achievements they are holding a series of events.
One of these is a Sleep-out to highlight the plight of homeless young people and raise money for Nightsafe’s Anniversary appeal.
This will be on Friday 4rd December 2015 in Blackburn Town Centre from 9pm to 6am the following morning.
The Sleep-out in Blackburn will take place in the town centre near to the clock tower on King William Street. If you would like to join them and collect sponsors you will need to have warm clothing, bring along a sleeping bag and a large cardboard box to make yourself a shelter, newspaper is also good for insulation. In the past people have enjoyed decorating their box so felt tips and sellotape can come in handy. Consumption of alcohol is not advised as it can bring on hypothermia
If you don’t have a sleeping bag Nightsafe do have a limited number available so if you need to borrow one please let us know ASAP.
Any youth groups wishing to join the sleep-out should have designated leaders with necessary permissions and consent forms.
Individuals wishing to join the event should be 16 or over unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
A sponsor form is attached or you could set up a just giving web page for friends and family to make donations to, full details on how to do this on www.justgiving.co.uk it’s quite easy. This can make life simpler for you as people make donations online and these get sent straight to Nightsafe, so no having to pursue people to hand over their cash! But of course there is still the good old sponsor form for those who aren’t comfortable with the technology!
Breakfast will be provided for those surviving the night on the street at 6am, in the Platform 5 Day-Centre
If you are planning to join the Sleep-out please contact Diane Page on Tel. 01254 503067 or fill out the attached registration form & email it to email@example.com.
So why not come and be part of Nightsafe’s Big celebration and help us raise the funds needed to see them into the future?
We are currently looking to recruit an Advice and Information Volunteer to join our Volunteer Brokerage service. Please see the description below.
Monday 1st February 2016 – 9am- 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 10th February 2016 – 9am-12.30pm (Confidentiality & Boundaries)
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Communication & Listening)
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Mentoring & Befriending)
Monday 7th March 2016 9am – 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Equality & Diversity)
Wednesday 9th March 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Dealing with Difficult)
Wednesday 16th March 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Working Safely)
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Employability)
Monday 4th April 2016 – 9am- 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 13th April 2016 – 9am-12.30pm (Confidentiality & Boundaries)
Wednesday 20th April 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Communication & Listening)
Wednesday 27th April 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Mentoring & Befriending)
Wednesday 4th May 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Equality & Diversity)
Monday 9th May 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 11th May 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Dealing with Difficult)
Wednesday 18th May 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Working Safely)
Wednesday 25th May 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Employability)
Wednesday 1st June2016 – 9am- 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 8th June 2016 – 9am-12.30pm (Confidentiality & Boundaries)
Wednesday 15th June 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Communication & Listening)
Wednesday 22nd June 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Mentoring & Befriending)
Wednesday 29th June 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Equality & Diversity)
Monday 4th July 2016 9am – 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 6th July 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Dealing with Difficult)
Thursday 14th July2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Working Safely)
Wednesday 20th July 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Employability)
Accrington Road Community Centre
Wednesday 7th September 2016 – 9am- 12.30pm (Introduction to Volunteering)
Wednesday 14th September 2016 – 9am-12.30pm (Confidentiality & Boundaries)
Wednesday 21st September 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Communication & Listening)
Wednesday 28th September 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Mentoring & Befriending)
Wednesday 5th October 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Equality & Diversity)
Wednesday 12th October 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Dealing with Difficult)
Wednesday 19th October 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Working Safely)
Wednesday 26th October 2016 – 9am – 12.30pm (Employability)