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Friday, 19 April 2013

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In this issue...

Information Stalls at Blackpool Pride 2013

Blackpool Community Wellness Survey

CVS Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde CEO Recruitment

Third Sector Support Tender Opportunities

Arthritis Care seeks volunteers

Energise Blackpool

TestTown Competition

Free Courses from Lancashire MIND

The Local Focus

The National Focus

Dates for your diary

Funding quick links

Local vacancies

Dates for your diary...

Disability First Roadshow
26 April 2013

Free Sexual Violence Training
6 May 2013
20 May 2013

Free Healthy Weight for Practitioners Training
23 April 2013
30 April 2013

Free Brief Interventions Training
1 May 2013
22 May 2013
3 June 2013
20 June 2013

Key Working Training
3 July 2013

Free Overdose Awareness & First Aid
31 May 2013
26 July 2013

Learning from Serious Case Reviews 2012
19 April 2013

Blackpool Social Media Surgery
7 May 2013

Funding quick links...

Nominet Trust: Digital Edge
Deadline: 1 May 13

Children In Need (Main Programme)
Deadline: 5 May 13

Triangle Trust (Carers)
Deadline: 14 May 13

Chamber Awards 2013
Deadline: 28 June 13

Triangle Trust (Offenders)
Deadline: 7 November 13

Hedley Foundation Grant Programme
Deadline: Rolling

Investment & Contract Readiness Fund
Deadline: Rolling

Lloyds TSB Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

You can also keep up to date with funding opportunities, plus access toolkits and resources via Funding Central.

Local vacancies...

Advertise your vacancies here! Simply send details to info@oneblackpool.co.uk

Local contacts...

Advice Link
01253 476843

Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde Council for Voluntary Services
01253 624505

One Blackpool
01253 624505

Social Enterprise Solutions
01253 344123

Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde
01253 301004

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Information Stalls at Blackpool Pride 2013

Blackpool Pride are inviting charities and public sector organisations to have information stalls.

Blackpool Pride 2013 will be taking place on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Stalls are available for charities and public sector organisations for the weekend at a cost of £25 for the Saturday or £30 for both days. 

For more information click here to download the invitation letter or click here for the booking form.

Blackpool Community Wellness Survey

Blackpool Wellness Service are carrying out a survey to assess wellness in the community.

The survey is part of research project to investigate aspects of wellness and the provision of wellbeing services in the Blackpool area. The Wellness Service are asking for commissioners  service providers, service users and members of the public to take part in a short survey to ask for their views.

Click here to complete the survey.

CVS Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde CEO Recruitment

CVS BWF seeks the involvement of it's members in the CEO recruitment process.

The CVS Board of Trustees would like to invite CVS members to take part in the process through a 'Meet the Chief Executive Officer' event with the shortlisted candidates.

Tables of CVS members, trustees and a facilitator will have the opportunity for a conversation with each candidate before he/she moves on to the next table, moving through all the candidates. Further details will be given prior to the event.
The event is being held on Thursday 9th May 2013 at Streetlife Blackpool starting at 6pm and ending at 8pm. A dinner of hotpot is also being provided for attendees.

For more information please click here to download the invitation letter or email wendy.jackson@cvsbwf.org.uk. Please note that this opportunity is open to CVS members only.

Third Sector Support Tender Opportunities

One Blackpool has been successful in being awarded the Blackpool Council service level agreement (SLA) for the delivery of third sector support in Blackpool and is committed to an open and transparent process to identify the partners to deliver the SLA.

A requirement of the One Blackpool commitment to Blackpool Council is to commission a significant amount of work from partner organisations to ensure the third sector SLA programme outcomes are met.  A fair, consistent, open and transparent process is used for all of the partnership commissioned activities. The successful applicants will form the One Blackpool third sector support consortium.

The tender is split across 7 requirements and organisations may bid for as many requirements as they like. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 April 2013 at 12 noon. For more information and to download the tender specifications and application form click here.

Arthritis Care seeks volunteers

Could you make a real difference to the health and well- being of people with arthritis or arthritis related conditions?

Do you have arthritis or are you close to someone who has arthritis?
If you would like to be fully trained and be part of a friendly and inclusive team, please contact Gill Park on 07834 418 454 or email gillp@arthritiscare.org.uk
Arthritis Care is a national charity committed to helping all people with arthritis. For more information click here to visit the Arthritis Care website or here to download a poster.

Energise Blackpool

A FREE community weight loss and exercise programme. It is not a diet!

Our team of expert nutrition and activity coaches will support you to make small but effective changes. The support programme initially runs over 12 weekly sessions and then 9 monthly sessions. Within the sessions, you will be provided with: guided weight loss advice; physical activity that is adapted for all abilities; use of a monitoring diary and review of eating habits, guidance on lifelong lifestyle and behavioural change and personal goal setting.  This is then followed by a further 18 months of follow up sessions and continuing support.
Energise is for anyone who wants to...
  • lose weight and keep it off
  • eat healthily and happily
  • become more physically active
  • make lifelong changes.
If you are over 18 years old living in Blackpool or registered with a Blackpool GP* and wanting to lose weight and get active (BMI conditions apply). *Including the Cleveleys Group Practice or the Crescent Surgery
Want to sign up?
Text Energise and YOUR NAME to 60777
Call 01253 655110, email blackpool@ablhealth.co.uk or go online to www.energiseblackpool.co.uk.

TestTown Competition

Funding Young People's Ideas for Improving the UK's Town Centres.

The purpose of the competition is to inspire an enterprising outlook in young people, civic and community organisations. It also aims to showcase the unique contribution younger people can make to combat the challenges of town centre decline, and the need for government and business to work more closely with young people and entrepreneurs in 'rethinking towns'.
Individuals and teams of up to six people, aged between 16 and 30 and living in the UK, may apply. Teams can grow from school, university or college environments, training schemes, charities or clubs, or just groups of friends.
Participants are encouraged to submit an innovative idea for a business that will reinvigorate their local town centre, improve the community, increase employment and boost the economy.
The winning individual or team with a £10,000 cash prize. There will also be cash prizes for two runners-up. Those submitting the best ideas will benefit from four weeks' support to help develop their ideas. The funding can be used to design and trial these ideas and innovations on a real high street in 2013.

Click here to visit the TestTown website for more information.

Free Courses from Lancashire MIND

Lancashire Mind have received a small pot of money and are currently able to offer some free courses.

Courses include Anger Management, Self Confidence and Self Esteem, Wellness Recovery Action Planning courses for adults aged 16+.  

Lancashire MIND will be commencing with Anger Management on Wednesday 1st May 2013 for 6 weeks at their Blackpool office between 12.30 and 2.30.  The course is free and referrals are being accepted.  Please note each course runs for 6 weeks.  

Lancashire MIND are especially interested in taking referrals from Fylde and Wyre areas.  There is no essential criteria for referral, however, it is hoped that organisations will offer this opportunity to those individuals who they feel will benefit mostly and will also engage with the service.  

On completion of the course, individuals will then be invited to join the Chill and Chat group which takes place on Fridays at the Blackpool Office between 2.00 and 4.00pm to maintain support through the peer support group.

Click here to download a referral form. For further information, please telephone our Blackpool Office on 01253 749810.

The Local Focus

A small selection of the latest news, resources & information from around the local sector.

The National Focus

A small selection of the latest national news, resources & information.

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If you'd like to have details of your events, training, vacancies and more in the One Blackpool weekly e-newsletter simply send the details to info@oneblackpool.co.uk each week or call 01253 624505 and ask for Duncan.
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