Information and Advice for the Lancaster District’s Third Sector – 10 November 2022

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Lloyd’s of London Foundation Seeking Charity Partnerships
Registered charities in the UK can now apply to the latest grants programme from Lloyd’s of London Foundation, an independent charity founded and funded by Lloyd’s. The scheme offers grants of £25,000 to £50,000 to organisations which can meet some or all of the application criteria.

Grant applications are now open with application deadline on 11 Dec 2022, 23:59pm

Find out more about the fund and application

Social Action Fund for Schools Opens 1 November
Grants are now available to schools in England to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities. The Ormiston Trust is a grant-giving trust that primarily supports schools and organisations that provide direct assistance to children, young people, and families across England.

Application deadline 16 December 2022

More information here

BBC Children in Need Core Costs funding stream launch
BBC Children in need have launched a Core Costs funding stream to support not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under. Core Costs support essential organisational and administrative spending. These are the key expenses required to keep your organisation running. There is no deadline for funding applications.

Further details can be found here

Rookhow Retreat Away Fund Next Round Deadline
The Retreat Away Fund subsidised stays for mental health groups is Tuesday 15th November. The fund subsidises residentials and therapeutic work with people with mental health problems. New applications are welcome but previous applicants will also be considered. The fund will pay for part (or all) of your accommodation costs.

More about the fund

Go straight to the application form

Comic Relief Community Fund with Groundwork. 
Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community led organisations to deliver projects that can demonstrate how people with lived experience of the issues being tackled are involved in the organisations and the project. Applications must sit within one of four strategic themes – A Safe Place to Be, Children Survive & Thrive, Fighting Gender Justice and Mental Health Matters.

All applications must include a request for up to £1,000 to support capacity building, this would leave a maximum request of £9,000 for project delivery. Projects must be completed within one year of receiving a grant.

Round 2 is currently open for applications and will close on Wednesday 30 November.

Take the eligibility quiz and for application click here

Growing Our Food Futures
FoodFutures are running an open call for micro grant proposals delivering work related to unlocking the 2030 vision identified in the Our Food Futures strategy document.

Projects and organizations that have applied before can apply again, and proposals do not need to be for a new project. This fund seeks to enable and can support ongoing work.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available. Deadline 3 December.

Find out more and apply

Music for All Fund
Funding is currently available for community projects focusing on:

  • setting up or sustaining orchestras in state schools
  • using music to support those with degenerative conditions
  • using electric guitars, acoustic guitars, or bass amps/cabs to support communities in deprived or marginalised areas

Support is also available for disadvantaged individuals in need of electric or acoustic guitars

Closing date 25 November 2022

Find out more and apply

The Elephant Trust
Grants are offered to artists, small arts organisations and galleries across the UK, with the aim of making it possible for artists to undertake and complete projects, leading to new, distinct and imaginative work.

Next deadline 23 January 2023

Find out more and apply

AB Charitable Trust
The Trust aims to defend human rights and promote respect to others, through grants to charities who focus on work around migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, penal reform and human rights.

Grants average between £10,000 and £20,000 to organisations with turnover between £150,000 and £1.5 million.

The next application deadline is 23 January 2023.

Find out more and apply

Sustainable Energy Funding
Crowdfunder and M&S Energy have joined forces to launch the M&S Community Energy Fund.

Up to £5,000 in match funding is available for community projects committed to being environmentally conscious through crowdfunding for ideas such as installing renewable technology or introducing energy efficiency measures in their endeavour to increase energy independence.

Find out more and apply

The Eric Wright Charitable Trust Fund – New Rounds
The Eric Wright Charitable Trust’s fund administered by Lancaster District CVS is once again open for applications.

Applying is easy and we would like to encourage all small groups around the Lancaster District to consider whether they could benefit from £500 towards a project.

Grants are awarded to organisations with income under £50,000, providing activities that can make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Deadline: 5pm on Friday 18th November.

Find out more and apply.

If you have any queries about the fund or how to apply, get in touch by email at [email protected] or by ringing CVS on 01524 555900.

The Lancaster Community Fund 2nd Round Open – 4 week Application Window
The LCF second round is now open with four weeks in which to apply. The LCF provides grants of up to £1000 for projects across three main priorities:

  • Projects that increase community involvement, build community wealth and resilience.
  • Projects that contribute towards carbon reduction and a more sustainable district.
  • Projects that contribute to individual and community wellbeing

Deadlines upcoming for 2022/23 are 11 November 2022 and 10 February 2023.

For the rounds closing in November 2022 and February 2023 we are also encouraging and prioritising applications that can demonstrate a focus on activities addressing the current cost of living crisis. More information about this can be found in the guidance notes.

For further information and application details

Stuart Andrew MP – New Minister for Civil Society
Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP is the new minister for Civil Society (including Loneliness) and Youth. This sits alongside responsibility for Sport and Tourism, as well as a pan-government Equalities brief.

 More details here

Lancaster BID Christmas Toy Appeal
Teaming up with Joe’s Clothes, Helping Heart for Ukraine, the Children’s Ward at RLI and Unique Kidz and Co, Lancaster BID is appealing to the public and business community to donate new or nearly new toys to those children that really need them this Christmas.

Find out more about the appeal

Regenerative resilience and the role of communities
With the launch of a new report for Local Trust, Towards Regenerative Resilience, James Goodman, the Trust’s director of partnerships and learning, explores why building well-prepared, resilient communities is essential in an age of permanent crisis.

How to make recruitment disability inclusive
You want to attract brilliant candidates to your charity. Yet common recruitment practices put up barriers that stop all kinds of talented people from learning about, considering, or applying to join your team

Discover great inclusivity strategies in this Charity Digital article.

Call for activities and resources in libraries this winter
Lancashire County Council has plans to make use of its 64 Libraries, promoting them as warm and welcoming spaces this winter. As part of the first stage of this offer, one Library per Lancashire District (in our case Morecambe) will be offering a programme of engaging and inclusive daytime events, activities and self-care packs.

The Council are keen to hear from appropriate organisations who can help them deliver across some/all of the twelve Libraries, aimed at supporting residents with key issues relating to the cost-of-living such as food (e.g. cooking healthy food on a budget), fuel (e.g. energy efficiency measures) and debt/money management (e.g. budgeting).

Other libraries involved are Accrington, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Fleetwood, Ingol, Leyland, Nelson, Rawtenstall, Skelmersdale and St Anne’s.

If you feel that you would able to deliver an activity/event or provide self-care resources, please email [email protected]

Giving Talents Global Volunteering Hour
A global network of charities, NGO’s and Not for Profit groups are developing a global volunteering hour that is due to take place on Tuesday 29th November between 1pm and 2pm.

This is the first year and they’re aiming to get 500,000 people across the globe signed up to the project to commit 1 hour of their time on the 29th November between 1pm and 2pm, to be generous and spread some kindness across their community.

It could be sharing some time with a neighbour, making a cup of tea and taking an hour out with someone you never really get the chance to catch up with, donating an hour to a local charity or good cause . . . it really could be anything that demonstrates generosity of spirit, time, skills etc, the choice is entirely up to you!

The CVS team will be signing up, and it would be fantastic to see Lancaster district represented on a global level, showing the world just what a kind and considerate city we are.

Find out more here

Lift up your everyday with OT Life Hacks
Lift up your everyday with OT Life Hacks, a public health campaign from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists is designed to help people take small, positive steps to improve their health and wellbeing. The advice is being given by occupational therapists in the form of life hacks: easy-to-follow ideas to help people make changes in their life which can help them do the things they love and need to do. 

Occupational therapists from around the country will share their ideas for ways we can all improve our mental and physical health in videos or posts on social media, which can be found using #OThacks.

Find out more about OT Life Hacks

Lung Cancer Specialists Give Advice – National Awareness Month
The Lung Cancer team at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is shining the spotlight on the causes of lung cancer as part of a national awareness month.  Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Nationally, around 47,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.  Smoking cigarettes is the single biggest risk factor for lung cancer and it is responsible for more than 70% of cases. Melissa Doherty, Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist at UHMBT, says that quitting smoking is the best way of reducing your risk of getting lung cancer. 

Melissa says “There is a lot of support out there for people to help them to quit smoking, including Quit Squad in Lancashire and in Cumbria selected pharmacies offer one-to-one Stop Smoking Services and people can also access support through their GPs.”

You can find out more about lung cancer at the NHS website here

For cessation clinics in Lancashire click here

The Great Winter Get Together – Jo Cox Foundation

Each January the Great Winter Get Together brings together communities to alleviate loneliness, inspired by the late Jo Cox MP and her advocacy on this issue. Starting on so-called ‘Blue Monday’ – 16 January 2023 – the Jo Cox Foundation is encouraging people to create and advertise local places for events where those who may be feeling lonely can go to form meaningful connections with others. Loneliness is a hidden epidemic across the UK. 5% of adults feel chronically (always or often) lonely and 45% of people sometimes feel lonely. Despite common assumptions, young people are actually the worst affected, with 15% of 10 – 25 year olds being chronically lonely. The cost of living crisis may exacerbate this by making it difficult for many of us to go along to our usual social activities.

This year, more than ever, the Great Winter Get Together will be vital. The Jo Cox Foundation want to both raise the issues of loneliness and ensure that there is a place for connection available in every community in the UK. This could be anything; a existing, regular event or one which is being specifically held for the Great Winter Get Together; a walk, a zoom call or a coffee morning… anywhere people can connect! They’ll be advertising the events on their website and directing people to them throughout the campaign. They would love your community to be involved!

You can register your event, access our resources and find out more here

Warm Hubs in the Lancaster District
Lancaster City Council have published information about places opening their doors to provide warmth, information and advice over the coming months.

This resource will be updated as more locations announce their plans.

View a list of locations, hours and provision here, or see a map of locations here.

The Growing Club’s Wellbeing Day
Join the Growing Club for a supportive morning exploring together what women need to enable them to keep their teams and communities buoyant during this difficult time.

16 November, 9:30am to 2:30pm, The Storey

Book your place by emailing [email protected]

New vaccine marketing campaign
A new country-wide marketing campaign urging millions of eligible people to get their flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines to top up their immunity has launched.

Targeted communications for individuals with long term health conditions, pregnant women and ethnic minority communities, with a particular focus on those with low vaccine confidence, will also appear, and will include examples of where vaccine uptake rates have been low in the past.

Download the UK Health Security Agency’s communications support and stakeholder pack here

Health and Care Reform Timeline
Local government and the NHS are engaged in an extensive agenda of health and care reforms.

The Local Government Association has commissioned a digital version of the timeline of policy reforms, split by theme, that sets out the major pillars of reform with key deliverables. The Department of Health and Social Care, Care Quality Commission and Health Education England, amongst others, have helped produce this timeline.

The LGA would like to invite your feedback on this tool; how useful it is in local forward planning; how helpfully it is laid out; and whether the level of detail is right.

Please send feedback to [email protected]

Free Period UK support and information sessions
This support group provides information, awareness and a safe space to share and explore issues around menstrual health.

Meeting on Mondays, 10am, at Stanleys Community Centre, Morecambe, there is group discussion and 1-to-1 support around heavy periods, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Fibroids, Menopause and other conditions.

Walk with Us Toolkit – A Resource for those Bereaved by Suicide
CHILYPEP (Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project) and NHS South Yorkshire have recently released a wonderfully engaging resource for children, young people and families bereaved by suicide.

You can download a copy here

Young Citizen Awards 2023
Do you know a young person, aged 19 or under, who has made a difference in their local community? Want to see them receive special recognition for doing something exceptional? 

The High Sheriff of Lancashire is looking for your help to find the county’s most deserving youngsters for the 2023 Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award .

The winner will receive £500 along with a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff and Chief Constable Chris Rowley. Two runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate.

Nominate someone you know today!

Santa’s Crafthouse
Lancashire Adult Learning are offering family learning opportunities focused on craft skills to make fun and exciting decorations for Christmas or winter celebrations.

To discuss hosting sessions in your community, contact Tamima at [email protected] or telephone 07467 487360.

Introduction to Safeguarding Training
LDCVS and Lancashire Adult Learning are offering a free training course, aimed at supporting people who require further knowledge about safeguarding. This could be for a volunteer role or job, or it could be for personal development.

15 November, 9:30am – 12 noon at the Cornerstone or 22 November, 6pm – 8:30pm online.

Find out more here

Oxford Archaeology North evaluation of educational resources
Oxford Archaeology’s Lancaster office and National Highways are working on an exciting new project ‘Archaeology Legacy’, to evaluate existing educational resources and design a new, digitally innovative educational package. The project aims to connect young people with the archaeology on their doorstep and bring their studies alive through the wonder of archaeological discovery.

They want to hear from educators of under 18s in any context – be that school or work, youth groups or home education – to help them design a resource package that’s truly fit for purpose. Find out more and take part in the survey here.

Oxford Archaeology are also hosting some focus groups to explore the topic in more detail. If you are interested please contact Clem and Jess at [email protected]

Campaign for Learning Family Learning Conference

Family Learning in the Early Years: First Steps to a Fairer Future
This online conference will give delegates opportunities to:
  • Understand the impact covid has had on increasing inequalities and what you can do within your organisation to address this.
  • Discover creative and effective early years initiatives that will engage new learners or family audiences.
  • Gain a richer understanding of how you can expand your curriculum or learning offer to support children in your community to be school ready.
Speakers and workshop leaders include representatives of NESTA, Children North East, NCFE, and National Children’s Bureau among many others.
24 November, 9:30am – 2pm, online
Delivering ChemiStories for Families
Join the Royal Society of Chemistry for a free workshop where they will share practical ideas that will enable you to engage families with chemistry concepts using storytelling techniques.
15 November, 9:30 – 12:30, online
The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery Nature & Wellbeing Sessions 
The Bay are offering a 6-week after-school programme of Nature & Wellbeing sessions for 11-18 year olds. The weekly sessions, held on a Thursday 4-6pm at Lancaster Maritime Museum, will help young people to improve their wellbeing while getting creative, learning about and taking action to protect the fantastic wildlife of Morecambe Bay. 
To book a space please complete the online referral form or for more information contact Alex[email protected] / 07884 605256

Lancashire Adult Learning Training Courses
Lancashire Adult Learning have some exciting courses available for enrolment now – please see below for more details. Courses are free to learners who are aged 19+, living in Lancashire and who are on active benefits, unemployed or earning under £18,525pa.

Lancashire Day 2022

Lancashire Day is November 27th and Lancashire has been celebrating this day since 1295. Join them for one of our FREE online sessions to celebrate everything Lancashire on: Tuesday 22nd November, 18:30 – 20:30. Wednesday 23rd November, 14:00 – 16:00.

Find out more here

Health & Social Care Work Ready Programme

Looking for work in Social Care? This course will provide you with knowledge and skills to ensure you are work ready! Guaranteed interviews with a range of employers with various vacancies available.

This fantastic opportunity with Lancashire Adult Learning starts week commencing Monday 14th November based at their innovative Hub at The Waterside Centre, Accrington. No experience necessary. Enquire at [email protected]

View their course e-flyer here

Health and Safety in Construction Programme

This course is aimed at individuals who require a CSCS labouring card to get a job within the construction industry but don’t currently have the required qualifications. On successful completion of the course you will gain two accredited certificates and a score report. Enquiries to [email protected] / 01254 354423

View their course e-flyer here

FREE ‘Stand up against street harassment’ bystander webinar
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust have announced that they have partnered with L’Oréal Paris to exclusively bring you the expert-approved “Stand Up Against Street Harassment” international training programme by “Right To Be”. Sessions are an hour long and free of charge to attend.

This training is highly relevant as a bystander response to all forms of street harassment, including sexual harassment, disability harassment, harassment against men, ethnic minority, marginalised groups, and all forms of hate crime, empowering the learner to know how to support someone who is being victimised.


There is a selection of dates and times to choose from. The training is only one hour long so easy to fit it into a busy schedule. If you would like to attend this free training, sign up today.

For more information and to sign up

‘ON THE GO’ CPD Accredited Training Modules for ‘Suicide Bereavement’
Suicide Bereavement UK have launched a series of online modules for bespoke programmes tailored to your organisational and professional requirements. The organisations ‘On the Go‘ training modules in suicide bereavement are offered at both Level 1 and Level 2.

Learn more and how to sign up

Festive Fun Run
Lancaster & Morecambe AC is organising its popular Christmas 4k Festive Fun Run from the clubhouse on the athletics track at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, near Lancaster (LA1 5JS) again this year, on Wednesday December 28th at 11am. It is aimed at families and fun runners as well as more regular competitors.  There will be a great atmosphere and a super festive medal for all finishers. All runners are very welcome to run in fancy dress.

Any queries contact Steve Perry via email: [email protected]

For further event information click here

The Bay – A Blueprint for Recovery After School Sessions at the Maritime
The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery are running a FREE 6 week programme of Nature & Wellbeing sessions for 11-18 year olds starting this week at the Lancaster Maritime Museum! Spaces are limited so time is of the essence. 

Contact Alex: [email protected] or fill out a referral form to sign up:

View their programme e-leafet

Prop Up Project Clothes Swap
The Prop Up Project are holding a clothes swap not for profit event on Friday 18th November from 7.30pm – 11.00pm.  The event is an eco-friendly sustainable way to update your wardrobe and help raise money for Prop Up Project & Socialisease, safe spaces for those 13+ with mental health & life challenges. Tickets are £10 and include; the chance to swap your items of quality clothing and accessories for something new in time for Christmas, a raffle ticket and nibbles. 

The event will take place at Morecambe Cricket Club, The Club House, New Pavillion, Woodhouse Lane, LA4 4NL.

Find out more here

Lancaster Steiner School Winter Fair
Lancaster Steiner School is hosting its Winter Fair on Sunday, 4th December from 11am-4pm. Come along for delicious home-made foods, children’s crafts, face painting, story-telling, music, a variety of local craft stalls and, most importantly, our magical and enchanting Winter Fairy Grotto. Free entry, and a warm welcome guaranteed!

Find out more here

Headway Festive Lunch with Masterchef Winner Tom Rhodes
The charity organisation Headway, a voluntary organisation supporting brain injury survivors, have organised a festive lunch this Christmas with the Masterchef winner of 2021, Tom Rhodes. The funds from the event go to support this important charity. Why not treat your team this Christmas and join them at Lancaster House Hotel on Monday 5th December for a taste of Christmas.

More information here

Autumn Fiesta at St Thomas Church
A festival of food, music and family activities to raise awareness and funds for asylum seeker and refugee groups. The event is free entry. This event will take place on Saturdy 12 November 2022, 10.30am-4pm

View their event e-flyer here

Wolfwood Christmas Fair
Come and join the team at Wolfwood for some festive fun at the Memorial Hall in Hest Bank on Saturday 12th November from 10am-12pm.  There will be festival stalls, raffle, bargains, tombola, cakes and the chance to meet Santa and Jingles.

View the event e-flyer here

Dedicated Desks & Office Space Available in Central Morecambe
A number of dedicated desks (and a small number of dedicated offices) are available for immediate lease at 3 Northumberland Street, Morecambe. Dedicated desks start from £250 per month (sharing with a maximum of 3 others) and dedicated offices from £400 per month – all prices include VAT and ALL bills (including power). Lease length starts at 2 months and can be as long as you need. 24 /7 access is included, with additional storage by negotiation.

There are a range of meeting rooms on site (from 1:1 rooms approx 10m2 up to our light and airy breakout space of 45m2 and dedicated training space of 55m2) with preferential rates for building users.

For more information and to view images of the space follow this link

Or contact Tigger to arrange a viewing – [email protected] / 07367 064945

Learn more about the Living Wage
This event is for employers from any sector who want to learn more about the real Living Wage and how to achieve Living Wage Accreditation. The webinar will cover how the rates are calculated, how accreditation works, and what it could mean for your organisation, your staff and your local community.

14 November, 4pm, online

Register here

Round-up of charity tax developments
This session will involve a round-up of topical charity tax developments including updates on VAT, Gift Aid and business rates. Charity Tax Group’s Chair, Richard Bray, will be joined by CTG’s Technical Adviser, Graham Elliott. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A.

16 November, 4pm, online

Register here

CancerCare’s annual Santa Dash
Families are being invited to don their festive finery and make some memories by joining CancerCare’s Santa Dash fun run in Morecambe and Lancaster this Christmas.

The Santa Dash is one of the charity’s flagship events which each year raises thousands of pounds to enable it to provide professional therapy and support to people affected by cancer and bereavement from its centres in Barrow, Kendal, Lancaster, and Morecambe.

This year’s Lancaster event will take place on Sunday 27 November at Cheapside starting at 1.30pm while the Morecambe run, from the Morecambe Sailing Club Hut to the Midland Hotel, will take place on Sunday 4 December at 11am.

Entry is £6pp or £20 for a family of four.

Find out more and book here

Talk Money Week 2022
The National Academy for Social Prescribing are hosting an online event for the North West Thriving Communities & Money and Pensions Service (MaPS).

The week long campaign this year will run between 7th & 11th November and will be talking about how money is more crucial than ever, especially with the current economic and cost of living pressures.

Find out more and book

Alongside the event, a participation pack available for everyone includes examples of how to engage with Talk Money Week, plus how you can access free, independent resources to support delivery of your activities.

Digital skills training from Reason Digital
Four free e-learning courses are currently on offer for third sector organisations via Reason Digital:

  • Mobilising supporters: Through the power of storytelling, personalisation, data, and more, you can deliver a truly empowering journey for your supporters. In turn, your engaged supporters can deliver massive value to your organisation.
  • Digital strategy for charities: how to approach and get the most out of your charity digital strategy.
  • Digital fundraising: how to make the most out of online donations, including practical tips and strategies.
  • Creating engaging content: how to create inspiring, impactful, and engaging content for your charity.

Find out more and access courses here

Tackling Homelessness Digital Conference
Westminster Insight’s conference will share guidance and evidence-based strategies that services can implement to improve outcomes for people sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness.

Sessions include a focus on multi-agency partnerships, alternative housing solutions, young people and care leavers, and building resilient staff networks.

25 January, 9am – 1:30pm

Find out more and book tickets

FarmStart 2023 Training Programme
LESS, The Plot and FoodFutures are opening applications for the 2023 FarmStart training programme. This hands-on 40-week programme is aimed at people who would like to play an active role in setting up new food growing enterprises around North Lancashire.

FarmStart is a year-long programme where you spend two days a week working with an experienced grower across two sites. In addition, a dedicated training and mentoring programme covers both the horticultural skills and business skills needed to set up and run a small-scale market garden to hopefully tool you up for your own local project in the future.

Find out how to book a taster session, complete a FarmStart application, and learn more about why local food is important at the FoodFutures website.

Carbon Literacy Workshops – create your carbon reduction action plan
SDG Changemakers are working with the Carbon Literacy Project to support small/medium enterprises and social entrepreneurs in understanding and reducing carbon emissions, saving money while doing so, and ultimately becoming more resilient and sustainable.

The workshops take place over two sessions and delegates should attend both.

Workshops for SMEs and social entrepreneurs

Morning of 16/17 November (attend both) – book here

Workshops for social housing providers
Mornings of 23/34 November (attend both) – book here

Introduction to Safeguarding Training
LDCVS and Lancashire Adult Learning are offering a free training course, aimed at supporting people who require further knowledge about safeguarding. This could be for a volunteer role or job, or it could be for personal development.

15 November, 9:30am – 12 noon at the Cornerstone or 22 November, 6pm – 8:30pm online.

Find out more here

Conference: How can we help save the rainforest?
Lancaster University Environment Centre and Halton Mill host this free event at the Storey on 19 and 20 November.

Speakers include activists working in the Amazon, film-makers, journalists, and academics.

Find out more here

Maths, English and ESOL Courses at the Cornerstone
Lancashire Adult Learning are offering maths, English, and English to Speakers of Other Languages courses at the Cornerstone, Lancaster.

To find out more about ESOL, contact Dora on 07387 103250

To find out more about maths and English classes, contact Sarah on 07786 197172

Future of Fundraising Conference
This event from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Events focuses on engaging supporters, growing income, using new digital tools, and measuring impact

17 November, 9am – 5pm, London

Find out more here

CharityComms 2022 Digital Conference
The conference offers leading speakers from the national sector, exploring the latest trends to help charities thrive in the digital environment.

Themes include leadership, marketing and PR, social media, data and analytics, and websites.

16 & 17 November, 9:30am – 2:30pm, online

Find out more here.

Christians Against Poverty Budgeting Course
The FREE CAP Money Course is for anyone who would like to have more control over your finances.

Friendly, informal sessions include pointers for setting a budget sticking to it, and provides a useful free online tool to help track what you spend your money on, helping to save money and stay out of debt for a secure financial future.

The course takes place in Morecambe or Carnforth.

Find out more and register interest by emailing [email protected]

Closing Loops Launch Events
World Cafe launch events for the FoodFutures network project Closing Loops continue across the district after a very successful event at the Gregson Centre.

The project aims to transform waste into a valuable resource whilst cultivating a circular and regenerative local economy. Activities which will be delivered include starting a composting academy, creating a gleaning network, nurturing a citizen journalist movement, and co-creation of North Lancashire recipes.

Come along to a local launch event to find out more and discuss your ideas:

The Victoria Institute, Caton – 19th November – Register here

All events start at 5:45pm, followed by food served from 7:30pm

Read more about the World Cafes and the Closing Loops project

Volunteer Coordinator – Let’s BeFriends
Let’s BeFriends are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to assist the Project Coordinator with a focus on supervising and supporting their team of volunteers. Being passionate that everyone deserves a safe, adequate and affordable home is a foundational principle. Awareness of the complexity of needs of their beneficiaries is essential, as is being driven to find holistic solutions.

Salary: £16 hours per week @ 12.60 per hour
Contract: Self-employed role with an initial 12-month contract / Flexible hours
Location: Lancaster & Morecambe
Closing Date: Tuesday 13th December 2022, 11:59pm

Find out more here

Trustee Posts with More Music in Morecambe
More Music in Morecambe are seeking three new Trustees to join their board of directors to develop the organisation and to strengthen and diversify the team. 

As a board member you will be part of a team providing creative opportunities for thousands of participants, artists and musicians engaging with More Music’s innovative programme of workshops and events. 

Location: Morecambe
Closing Date: 16th December 2022

Find out more and apply

Network Coordinator – Let’s BeFriends
Let’s BeFriends are also looking to recruit a Network Coordinator as part of their team expansion plans.  The post holder will be required to lead on planning and organising recruitment campaigns and implement initiatives to attract new volunteers. The post holder will be expected to network, build and maintain relationships with various organisations to aid the sustainability of recruitment.

Salary: £16 hours per week @ 12.60 per hour
Contract: Self-employed role with an initial 12-month contract / Flexible hours
Location: Lancaster & Morecambe
Closing Date: Tuesday 13th December 2022, 11:59pm

Find out more here

Claremont Community & Centre Coordinator
Claremont Park Community Centre are looking for an enthusastic and community focused Community & Centre Coordinator to support the development of our Community centre and outreach activities. With a commitment to asset-based working, experience in writing successful funding applications and some project delivery and facilities management knowledge, you will support our Board of Trustees to ensure our centre meets the changing needs of our community.

Salary: £25,306 – £30,928 pa
Contract: One year, extension subject to additional funding, Full-time
Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
Closing Date: 20 November 2022

Find out more and apply

Financial Controller – Growing Well
Growing Well are seeking a Financial Controller to join their team during a period of significant growth. The mental health charity are investing in transforming their financial management operations and governance. Applicants must be organised and highly numerate with an eye for the detail and great communication skills. An aptitude for spreadsheet modelling, and an understanding of when and how to use them effectively is essential.

Find out more and apply

Activities and Volunteering Manager at UCLan Student Union
The manager oversees the Union’s sports, societies, and volunteering activities and the Welcome Point. They are responsible for providing leadership and vision for the Activities department, leading on volunteering projects and initiatives, and for the delivery of Activities officer projects

This is a maternity cover position.

Salary: £30,574 per annum
Contract: Full time, 12 month contract
Location: Preston
Closing date: 18 November 2022

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Caseworker at Victim Support
Focusing on victims of domestic abuse, the Caseworker will provide a pro-active, short to medium term crisis intervention service, through individual safety planning, advocacy, emotional and practical support.

Salary: £23,072 per annum
Contract: Full time, fixed term to 31 March 2025
Location: Blackpool (hybrid working offered after end of probation period)
Closing date: 14 November 2022

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