The main event! Blackpool Third Sector Awareness event
Come along on 17th March 2015 at Claremont First Step to meet a selection of organisations. You will be able to find out what they do for our town and it's residents so please don't miss this opportunity to get involved and support these groups. If you would like to attend please contact Angela Glass on 01253 624505 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
There's lots going on in the sector including....
Boathouse Youth Project need volunteers for activities; a feature on Carleton Garden Club and Stop Smoking week begins on 11th March 2015.. As always there are also sector vacancies and funding streams.
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Streetlife SOS... Have you got any spare hangers and/or clip hangers? Streetlife are getting ready for their charity pop up shop in Poulton for one week commencing Friday 13th March and have run out of hangers! If you have any spare, they would be grateful if you could drop them off at The Base 48 Buchanan Street, Blackpool.. Location: Methodist Charity Shop, 5A Chapel Street, Poulton-le-Fylde, Opening times 9.30-4.30, Friday 20th 9.30-2.00 Do please visit them and grab a bargain.
Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) for 2015. The award is a national community investment programme, to help support growing social enterprises and enterprising charities working for the direct benefit of their community. Launched on 2nd March 2015 the awards for the north of read more
Blackpool Civic Trust award winners The Blackpool Civic Trust 40th Annual Awards and Dinner was held on Friday 27th February 2015 at VIVA Blackpool. These awards are for excellence in building, design and work in the community during 2014. Joan Humble, Chairman of Blackpool Civic Trust, said; "This year's awards presentation is even more special than usual because we are celebrating our read more
Boathouse Youth Project volunteers required They have a number of volunteering opportunities at The Boathouse Youth from Outreach & Detached Sessions to Centre based sessions, they currently deliver sporting activities to a number of primary schools in the Bloomfield & Waterloo areas of Blackpool during lunch hour. They run trips out, camping and outdoor activities throughout the year, and also read more
Beware Phone Calls From Bogus Internet Providers A Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator has been in touch regarding a scam phone call last night, supposedly from the person's internet provider, asking him 'to log on and do some tests because of complaints about the connection'. If you receive any phone calls of this nature, do not log on or do anything the caller asks read more
You're invited to REAL ESTATES: one day symposium looking at creative projects in social housing Real Estates will focus on current case studies happening in the North West region as well as the rest of the UK through presentations from housing providers and artists working in this field. There will be an opportunity to find out more about the programme LeftCoast is delivering with BCH, as well as practical examples read more
Add the Blackpool FIS Widget to your website to empower your service users The Blackpool FIS Search Widget allows you to embed a search facility for the Blackpool FIS Directory directly into your website. This will give your customers the ability to find relevant services without ever leaving your website. All information is pulled directly from the Blackpool FIS read more
'Hats' the way to raise money for charity! Headway Blackpool Wyre & Fylde is asking for the people to help it raise vital funds by taking part in Hats for Headway Day and donning a wacky hat for a day. Headway Blackpool W & F, which helps people to rebuild their lives following brain injury, is asking for local companies, community organisations, schools read more
Better Start survey on your views Better Start Outdoor Community Programme Your chance to win free toys!!! Are you an expectant parent or are your children up to four years old? If so we need your help to design outdoor activities for the Better Start Wards: Bloomfield, Brunswick, Claremont, Clifton, Park, Talbot and Victoria. Better Start has secured Big Lottery Funding read more
Carleton Garden Club Source: Visit Poulton-le-Fylde 1st March 2015 Carleton Garden Club is a friendly club of people from the Carleton area who enjoy a spot of gardening. Membership is just £5 a year. They meet at 7:20pm for a 7:30pm start at the Scout Hall on Poulton Road on the second Tuesday of each month where they read more
Volunteers Needed to Marshall and Steward Tram Sunday on 19 July. The Fleetwood Festival of Transport, to give it it's Sunday name, is organised by a committee of volunteer event organisers as part of the Fleetwood Chamber of Trade and Commerce, and they're looking for helpers for the big day. Volunteers would be asked to attend a couple of training sessions prior to the event and read more
Stop Smoking Service plans week of events Source; Health Matters Issue 83 A WEEK of events will be held in Blackpool to mark national No Smoking Day. The national No Smoking Day event is set to take place on Wednesday, March 11, and the Blackpool events will run from Monday, March 9, to Friday, March 13. Blackpool Victoria Hospital's Public Health Team read more
Young people's music survey Lancashire Music Hub would like to know more about young people and their music in Lancashire and have set up a survey in order to find out what they do and what they would like to do. The links to the surveys are below – there are two. One for under 12's and one for read more
Food for thought...
I love the charity sector but I wish we had the guts to say no to funders Source: Guardian Voluntary Sector Network's anonymous series Charities are taking on projects they cannot deliver because of funding fears – and the real victims are the people using their services. I love working in the charity sector. I love giving a voice to those who can't be heard, I love giving something to those with nothing read more
Holiday Grants for Children (UK) The Henry Smith's Charity has announced that the next deadline for its Holiday Grant for Children Programme is the 19th March 2015. Schools, youth groups and not for profit organisations can apply for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under who are from deprived areas or have a read more The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund (UK) The Weavers' Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 30th March 2015. The Weaver's Company Benevolent Fund supports projects working with disadvantaged young people (aged 5 to 30 years) to ensure that they are given every possible chance to meet their full read more Give it a Go Grants (England) TPAS, the Tenant Empowerment Organisation has announced that the Community Cashback grant programme has been re-launched under the banner of 'Give it a Go'. Under the Give it a Go scheme grants are available for groups of council or housing association tenants who want to have a go at running a local service. This could read more Fuserna Foundation Grants Programme (England & Wales) Charities that have difficulty raising funds can apply for grants of up to £6,500 through the Fuserna Foundation. The Foundation which operates both in the US and England & Wales supports registered charities that: Have difficulty raising funds due to the lack of cash reserves, statutory funding or good contacts and patrons to assist them read more
Would you like help in finding your all important funding? The CVS can help. Sessions must be pre-booked with us on 01253 624505 and a member of staff will assist you tailor in your search. The session will result in a written report indicating potential funding sources to which you may apply. In order to pay for Grantfinder licences next year we would like to suggest that organisations accessing the service make a donation of £5.00.
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