Information and Advice for the Lancaster District’s Third Sector – 16 June 2023

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The 2023 Lancaster District Volunteer Achievement Awards – Thank you to Everyone!
The 2023 Lancaster District Volunteer Achievement Awards went with a bang! Almost 150 people came together at The Midland Hotel in Morecambe on a glorious summer evening to celebrate the district’s brilliant volunteers and the amazing work that they do in our communities. We had six big award winners – Lorraine, Suhir, Geoff, Jenny, Ellie, and Hannah – and lots more receiving certificates to say thank you for all that they do.

The CVS team would like to say a massive thank you to Niran and Shannon from More Music who both did a stupendous job hosting the event, and their mentors Rachel and Ashley. We’d like to thank the Right Worshipful Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Roger Dennison, for his warm opening of the ceremony and for presenting certificates and various awards through the night. We also want to thank Guy Penn for sponsoring the Volunteer of the Year Award; Banks Lyon Memorial Trust for sponsoring the Fundraiser of the Year award; and Lancaster and Morecambe College for sponsoring the Young Volunteer of the Year award. Thank you to Clarke from Guy Penn, Rebecca from Banks Lyon Memorial Trust, and Wes from Lancaster and Morecambe College, for presenting those sponsored awards to their worthy recipients Hannah, Ellie, and Lorraine.

Thank you to the Midland Hotel for hosting us, to all the staff last night for looking after us and bringing out such amazing food, and particularly to the events manager there, Kat Jasniewska, for all of the support that she gave to us through the planning stages.

Thank you to County Councillors Erica Lewis, Charlie Edwards, Gina Dowding, Margaret Pattinson, Lizzi Collinge, and Phillippa Williamson for giving us some funding for the event from their Local Member Grants budgets.

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for putting your volunteers forward for awards or certificates, and thank you to everyone who came to the event, all the volunteers whose work makes such a difference, because ultimately there would be no awards without you.

Click through to our awards page for more information on our winners, sponsors and a few pictures from the day

Watch our 6 Category Winners collect their awards…

Eric Wright Charitable Trust Fund Deadline Reminder
The Eric Wright Charitable Trust’s fund administered by Lancaster District CVS is open one more week. Make sure you have your applications in by next Thursday, 22nd June.  Applying is quick and easy, and we would like to encourage all small groups around the Lancaster District to access these funds.

Grants of up to £500 are awarded to organisations with income under £50,000, providing activities that can make a positive difference to the lives & wellbeing of all age groups.

Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 22 June 2023.

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.

Community Health Champions Fund Briefings
As announced in last week’s Bulletin, the Community Health Champions Fund is open for a further round. The deadline is midnight on Sunday 9 July. If you are thinking of applying and have questions, or just want to find out more about this fund, what it has achieved to date, and what goes into an effective application, contact Jenny Reddell, Community Health Officer, who will be available to discuss this fund and answer your questions – Email at [email protected]

Pots of Possibility Fund Participatory Budgeting Workshop
Participatory Budgeting (PB) is coming to North Lancashire as part of the Closing Loops ‘Pots of Possibility’ fund. PB is a democratic process in which citizens and local communities decide directly how to spend part of a public budget or a community fund (such as ‘Pots of Possibility’). PB is not new. It’s been happening for over 20 years in the UK and, in that time organisations have learned a lot about how to make it work well.

Shared Future CIC will be bringing some of this learning to North Lancashire where they will support FoodFutures and Lancaster District CVS to run a local participatory budget over four years to build a fairer and more regenerative food economy in the Lancaster district. As part of this Jez Hall from Shared Future will run a short ‘Intro to Participatory Budgeting’ session on the 4th July (10.30-11.30) online. All are welcome to attend and contribute to this first step in designing a PB process for North Lancashire. Email Nick Smith at [email protected] to sign up.

Arts Council England Reopens Capital Investment Programme
Cultural organisations in England can now apply to the second round of the Capital Investment Programme, which aims to support post-pandemic recovery of the cultural sector – improve access, seize on technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. From a total funding pot of £20 million, grants of £100,000 to £750,000 are available. Applications are accepted from not-for-profit cultural organisations based in England. Organisations must be able to clearly demonstrate that their primary aims are around culture and that the activities they are applying for fall within the remit of Arts Council England.

The deadline to apply is midday on 3 July 2023.

Find out more about this programme

Lloyd’s Bank Foundation for England and Wales Opens Newest Funding Programme
Unrestricted grants of £75,000 over three years (£25,000 per year) are now available to d/Deaf and disabled people’s organisations across England and Wales. The programme is open to registered charities and charitable incorporated organisations with an annual income of £25,000 to £500,000 and is aimed at registered charities led by and working with d/Deaf and Disabled people who are experiencing poverty.

The deadline to apply is 5pm on 31 August 2023.

For more about eligibility and application

3R Funding Local Charities
3R is a new local charity shop based in Carnforth that aims to put the proceeds raised by the shop straight back into the local community. The charity have a simple application form to allow small charities, clubs and groups to apply for £250, £500 or £1000 grants for any projects that benefit the community. It might be a new kit for a sports team, repairs to a clubhouse or other similar costs. The application form is short but please note that the grants are given for specific items – not for general running costs.

Find out more on their website

International Tree Foundation Accepting Applications for Tree Planting Projects Across UK
Community groups across the UK can apply for funding to support projects to preserve and enhance indigenous trees and woodlands and engage communities in tree planting and reforestation. International Tree Foundation has reopened the UK Tree Planting Grant Programme for the 2023 planting season and is offering grants for community-based organisations to conserve, restore and protect indigenous trees and woodlands, forests, habitats, and associated biodiversity, support community engagement in tree planting, and to increase awareness of the importance of trees and forests to environmental and human well-being. Grants of up to £1,000 are available for projects of up to one year, as well as grants for large-scale projects ranging from 1000 to 10,000 trees with a maximum price equivalent to £1.50 per tree (inclusive of tree protection).

The deadline for applications is 15 December 2023.

Find out more and apply

£2 million Fund to Utilise Technology for Better Care in the UK
Funding is available to care providers in the UK to explore the potential for using technology to enable care at home and in the community. The Health Foundation is providing a £2m programme which will explore the potential for using technology to enable care. The Tech for Better Care programme will support up to six teams from across the UK over 18 months to develop, test and pilot care that focuses on the caring and enabling relationships needed between those who deliver and those who receive care, and that is proactive in supporting people to live a better and more independent life where possible.

The deadline for applications is 29 June 2023.

Find out more and apply

Applications Accepted for UK-wide Energy Learning Network Grant
As part of its £10 million Energy and Climate Fund, the National Lottery Community Fund is offering £1.5 million to one UK partnership in order to develop an Energy Learning Network to enable communities focusing on energy and climate to maximise and scale their impact and achieve their vision. It is expected that the successful partnership will provide support in both energy efficiency and generation. Funding will cover a period of three to five years. Interested partnerships are required to contact National Lottery Community Fund in advance before submitting an application for Energy Learning Network funding.

The deadline to apply is 28 July 2023.

Learn more about this fund

Night Shelter Transformation Fund to Receive £3.3M Funding Boost
Funding for projects which offer transformative solutions and deliver a diverse range of quality services for individuals experiencing rough sleeping in England. The Department for Levelling Up, House and Communities (DLHUC) has announced a significant addition to the funding for its Night Shelter Transformation Fund. During the first round of funding, over £9 million was delivered to 80 organisations across England working to make a difference in the homeless sector. Organisations will be able to access the prospectus and check their eligibility on the government website. The prospectus is expected to launch in a few weeks.

More details on the next funding round will be published in due course

Heritage fund ‘Helping you Apply’ Grant Guidance Webinars
The National Lottery Heritage Fund are hosting 2 hour informal sessions providing guidance that is tailored for organisations, groups and private owners of heritage based in the North of England. The webinar will look at the impact of heritage developments, well-planned projects and writing strong funding applications. This webinars will be especially helpful for first time applicants and those who are completely new to funding.

Grants for £3,000-£10,000 Webinar
Date & time: Tuesday 20th June 2023, 10am-12pm
Location: Online

More information and book your place

Grants for £10,000 – £250,000 Webinar
Date & time: Wednesday 26th July 2023, 2pm
Location: Online

More information and book your place

Wolfson Foundation’s Round Two of Funding for Places Opens for Applications (UK)
Grants are available for organisations and educational establishments in the UK which are registered charities or have charitable status to support new build or refurbishments. Through its main grants programme, the Wolfson Foundation, one of the UK’s largest funding charities, awards capital grants to support excellence in the fields of education, science and medicine, health and disability, heritage, humanities and the arts. The funding can be used for buildings (new build or refurbishments) and equipment. The minimum grant is £15,000 and there are no maximum grant amounts. The size of the grants varies greatly across different programme areas.

The Round 2 deadline for stage one applications for:

  • All other organisations is 1 July 2023.

Find out more about this funding option

Pilgrim Trust’s Young Women’s Mental Health Grant Programme Opens for 2023
Funding is available for projects to improve the mental health of young women aged 16 to 25 years old in the North East or North West of England, Yorkshire and Humber or Northern Ireland. Now in its third year, the Pilgrim Trust’s five-year, £5 million Young Women’s Mental Health Grant Programme is open to applications from UK registered charities with an annual income of between £100,000 and £1 million, have been operating for at least three years and whose work or project is located in the North East or North West of England, Yorkshire and Humber or Northern Ireland. The grants are for organisations that increase young women’s access to high quality, age and gender specific mental health services. To apply for funding, charities must first book a telephone conversation with the Trust’s Grants Manager to discuss their potential application. An application form will only be sent after this conversation has taken place.

The ‘book a conversation’ form is now available until 7 July 2023. Applications cannot be made without having this conversation.

Learn more about the programme

UK Community Ownership Fund – Updated Prospectus Published for Application Round Three
Funding is available to voluntary, community and charitable organisations in the UK to support them in taking ownership of local assets such as sporting and cultural venues, meeting spaces, community centres, pubs and shops. The £150 million Community Ownership Fund aims to support charities and community groups across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community. The fund forms part of a package of UK wide levelling-up interventions, helping to support recovery, build opportunity and empower communities to improve their local places.

Round 3 Window 1 of applications will open on 31 May 2023 and close at 11.59am on 12 July 2023.

Find out more about this fund

Cycling UK Reopens Big Bike Revival Grants Programme for 2023
Cycling UK is offering grants of up to £2,000 for voluntary and community cycle groups and other not-for-profit organisations across England to deliver projects and activities that achieve the objectives aimed at encouraging cycling who do not normally cycle and improving confidence and perception of cycling safety. Funding is for activities delivered between 15 May 2023 and 30 September 2023.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2023.

Find out more about the Big Bike Revival Grants Programme

Deadline Reminder for Sport England’s Small Grants
Funding to remove barriers to participation in physical activity and improve community sport provision is available with the Sports England Small Grants programme. Applications remain open for the programme, which offers grants of £300 to £15,000 to projects across England. The aim of the fund is to bring communities together and provide sport and physical activities for people who may be less physically active. Applications are accepted from voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, schools and local authority bodies.

The deadline to apply is 30 June 2023.

Look into this funding option

King Baudouin Foundation Invites UK Applications to its Community Health Fund
Funding has become available for not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects to support vulnerable young people (aged 15-24) facing mental health challenges. This year, the Brussels based King Baudouin Foundation is inviting UK applications to its UCB Community Health Fund, which aims to address health disparities amongst vulnerable young people. Non-profit and non-governmental organisations can apply for a grant of between €30,000 and €50,000 (approximately £26,286 to £43,800) out of a total fund of €2 million (around £1,752,000).

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2023.

Read more about this fund

Power to Change Announces New Discovery Fund to Open for Applications on 1 June
The Discovery Fund is a new fund offered by Power to Change that are providing up funding for community businesses and community focussed organisations in England who are interested in exploring new tech-based solutions to meet some of their existing challenges. Running over nine months, the fund is looking to work collaboratively with 20 community organisations who are interested in making and using technology to meet some of their current challenges. Each organisation will be provided with funding to undertake their own discovery work and will be offered a place on a cohort-based Design Hop programme.

Opens for applications on 1 June and closes on 21 July 2023 (midday).

Discover more about this tech funding opportunity

Lancaster Grand Prix Community Group Advert Opportunity
You may well have heard about this years Lancaster Grand Prix which is set to take place on July 17th  which starts and finishes at Williamson’s Park.  Part of the British Cycling’s National Road Series, it’s the third instalment of the event and will draw large crowds to view the action which will be live streamed via big screen. The race organisers have announced that there is a televised advertising opportunity during the race for community groups that have a short promo video and would like to share what you do.

View the Lancaster Grand Prix twitter post and get in touch

Congratulations to Lancaster Men’s Hub – they are a ‘Shed of the Year’!
Lancaster Men’s Hub recently entered the UK Men’s Sheds Association competition to find the ‘Shed of the Year’.

At a ceremony held in the House of Lords at the end of May, LMH were delighted to be awarded the title in the Health & Wellbeing Impact of the Year category.

LMH were cited for their work to meet the needs of the community by running activities such as their allotment, walking football, and crown green bowls.

To find out more about the ceremony, visit the UKMSA website.

Travel and Climate Change
Lancaster City Council are welcoming residents who live and work in the Lancaster district to air their views and get involved in a discussion concerning reducing emissions while being able to freely travel around. Though Lancaster City Council have made a lot of progress tackling this issue such as the decarbonisation of Salt Air Leisure Centre, purchasing electric vehicles such as bin trucks and improving the energy efficiency of their buildings this is only part of the bigger picture. As members of the public, we are being encouraged to answer the question “How can we as residents of the Lancaster district access the recourses we need to live a good life by moving around freely while at the same time reduce harmful emissions?” Get involved in the discussion about travel and climate change and put your views forward helping to answer this important question by taking part in the interactive survey here.

Charities Act 2022 – Changes to come in June
The next tranche of provisions from the Charities Act 2022 are expected to come into effect in June 2023. This includes changes to how charities sell land and how they access permanent endowment. The implementation plan has changed and some provisions that were originally planned to commence in June 2023 (Phase 2) will now be implemented by the end of 2023 (Phase 3). These are sections 18, 23, 24 and Schedule 1.

For further details, please see the Charities Act 2022 implementation plan webpage.

IICSA Report: Mandatory Reporting Call for Evidence
The Government has published its response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) final report. One of the recommendations made by the Inquiry was for Government to introduce a new Mandatory Reporting duty for child sexual abuse. A 12 week Call for Evidence seeks views on how implementing a duty to report child sexual abuse is likely to impact children, organisations, and affected workforces and volunteers; and how different aspects could be implemented.

Responses are welcomed from anyone with an interest in or views on the subject matter including those working with children and young people in regulated activity or positions of trust (including VCSEs), those involved in law enforcement and, more generally, individuals and groups working with children and supporting those affected by child sexual abuse. Information gathered through the Call for Evidence will inform a consultation later this year on a shortlist of developed policy options. Responses to this consultation are requested by 14 August 2023.

Get involved with Vision for Volunteering Workshops
The Vision for Volunteering is a movement to create a diverse, innovative, ambitious, equitable and person-centred future for volunteering. It aims to set out a view of what volunteering needs to look like, and how this will make volunteers feel about their roles, by 2032. More than 350 people from more than 300 organisations contributed to the Vision for Volunteering, which is led by NAVCA, NCVO, Volunteering Matters, and the Association of Volunteer Managers.

The Vision for Volunteering programme team are leading a range of in-person and virtual workshops throughout June and July to inspire you and your organisations to bring Vision for Volunteering to life in your communities. The workshops will be places for you to share what practical tools and resources will best help you with making the Vision a reality.

Find out more on the Vision for Volunteering events webpage.

Volunteer Achievement Awards 2023
Everybody at LDCVS would like to extend our thanks to those who nominated volunteers and came along to enjoy the 2023 Awards at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe. We had a fantastic ceremony celebrating the tremendous contribution that volunteers make to our communities, and enjoying a well-deserved evening in a beautiful setting… Read more

Volunteer Centre News Update
For the latest from the Volunteer Centre you can read our Volunteering News Update here

Volunteer Opportunity Promotion and Recruitment
Have you registered on our website to promote your volunteer roles? By adding your opportunities to our website you will be making them available to the hundreds of people per month who check our site looking for something to do. You will also enable our team to easily and quickly signpost people to your roles, to give them the information that they need to decide whether they would like to apply.

Registering is quick and easy and you can do it here.

Once registered you will be able to add your roles. If you need any help, or have any questions, you can contact Mark by email at [email protected].

In addition to the website, the Volunteer Centre can promote your roles via our bulletins and newsletters; through attendance at in-person events such as volunteer fairs; in 121 meetings with potential volunteers; through visits to various support organisations; drop-in events at local Job Centres; by posting to our social media platforms; and through our bi-weekly column in the Lancaster Guardian.

If you would like to discuss any of this, including having space in our Lancaster Guardian column, please contact Mark.

DBS Checks
We offer a DBS check service, working in partnership with Burnley, Pendle, and Rossendale CVS. If you need DBS certificates for your staff or volunteers, please visit our website here.

Volunteering Opportunities

Cycle Event Volunteers Needed
Paths For Everyone volunteering are looking for volunteers to chat to people about local cycling and walking routes at forthcoming events Find out more 

Digital Directory Admin Volunteer
Lancaster District CVS needs a volunteer to support the Digital Directory of Services – click HERE for more details.


Visual Marketing Assistant Volunteer
The Gregson Community Centre need a Volunteer Visual Marketing Assistant – click HERE for more details.


Administrative Support Volunteers 
Acorn Recovery Projects need an administration support volunteer & meetings facilitator – click HERE for more details.


Cooking on a Budget & Living Skills Opportunity
And someone to run some sessions around cooking on a budget and living skills – click HERE for more details.

Home Start Morecambe Volunteers 
Home Start in Morecambe are looking to recruit more volunteers to work with the families that they support along with trustees. Contact Debra at [email protected] for more information. 

New Trustees wanted for Lancaster Men’s Hub
The LMH is a charity that, instead of using therapy or counselling, encourages people to enjoy shared activities which will provide the opportunity to both socialise and form friendships. It is beneficial for both the physical and mental health of men and also women. The LMH is looking for someone who has experience and skills in charity governance or accounting/bookkeeping. Their aim is also to expand the diversity of Board of Trustees by gaining representation form different age groups and work backgrounds. Anyone interested in joining the charity as a Trustee is welcome to contact David Mace the LMH Chair on [email protected] 

Volunteer Community Panel Member Lancashire
The Community Foundation are looking for a someone to join the decision making panel to fill an important role and part of the funding process. Panel members have the very difficult job of deciding who is successful and who has to be declined. As well as being difficult it is also very rewarding as panel members have an opportunity to make an impact and learn more about what is happening in their community.  They have the responsibility to ensure that funding is spent as per the donor’s wishes.  CFLM values the knowledge, skills, expertise and experience that panel members can bring to the discussion as it can really enhance the assessments and aid decision making.

If you are interested in the role, please send your CV (if available) and brief statement of no more than 500 words to detailing your voluntary and community sector experience and why you are interested in being a panel member. If shortlisted, Community Foundation for Merseyside will invite you for an informal interview to find out more about you. If you would like to apply, please send your expression of interest to [email protected]

If you have any queries please contact James at the above email address or by telephone on 0151 294 4750.

Find out more about this opportunity


Skilled Volunteer Opportunities with Remap
Do you have engineering or craftsman skills that could be used to help others? Remap is a unique charity, working through a nationwide network of volunteers who use their ingenuity and skills to help adults and children with disabilities achieve greater independence and enjoyment of life’s opportunities. These volunteers design and manufacture special equipment where there is nothing commercially available. The commitment is flexible and work is shared between volunteers in accordance with availability. A few hours a month can help change someone’s life. They are seeking volunteers in the Fylde area particularly but anyone living in Lancashire or the South Lakes would be welcome.

For more information see our website or contact Harry Davis, Chairman, Lancashire NW Panel 01253 731958 or email – [email protected]

Bay Volunteers – Various Roles
Do you have time during the week to support individual residents with things like shopping, prescription collection, light touch telephone befriending, and more? Bay Volunteers needs volunteers to take up tasks at flexible times during the week supporting vulnerable members of our communities. Tasks are posted to a noticeboard accessible by volunteers and you can choose which ones you can do.

Find out more here

Board of Director Roles at Wise Up Workshops CIC
Wise Up Workshops CIC are looking to select people who have professional expertise to join their Board of Directors and be jointly responsible for its governance and strategic direction. In order to strengthen the board’s areas of expertise, they are looking to select two people who already work in one or more of the following areas:

  • As independent, practicing, self-employed artists/drama workshop leader
  • Within finance – budget setting, budget management and accountancy
  • In the education sector or within relevant disciplines

Take a look at the job description for the role

Roles with n-compass

Penpal Volunteer
Provide a connection and emotional support to Carers.

Outgoing CHAT line Volunteer
Provide a listening ear and emotional support to Carers.

Sitting In Service Volunteer
To allow carers a much-needed break from their caring role in order to do something for themselves.

Green Rose Energy Volunteer
Green Rose are advertising a variety of roles to choose from including social media support, helping at drop ins and events, delivering energy advice and holding the phone. There will be support around delivering energy champions training and briefings. The CIC provide a friendly and fun environment in which to meet new friends and learn new skills.

Explore this opportunity

The Bay Morecambe Hub Volunteer
The mental health & wellbeing project The Bay: A Blueprint for Recovery have recently opened a Community Hub in the Arndale Shopping Centre in Morecambe and are looking to use the space for events, closed group sessions and drop-in wellbeing support and signposting. The team are looking for friendly, reliable and empathetic volunteers to support with the running of the Community Hub and activities. The Bay programme is designed to help people to recover from the effects of Covid-19 and the resulting social isolation by providing opportunities to connect with nature and participate in environmental activity around Morecambe Bay. The role will be flexible and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

Find out more about this volunteer role

Dementia Café with Home Instead
Home Instead are running a dementia and companionship café at Williamson Park for those with dementia, their families and their carers or anyone feeling isolated.  Come along and enjoy a chat, a brew and various activities – next week the session will include creating your own photo frame.  The café is the perfect opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

The next café is on Wednesday 21st June, 9.30 – 11am

View their upcoming event poster here

Council seeks views on its Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy
Lancaster City Council would like to hear your views on its proposed strategy to tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in the district and what people feel are the biggest challenges in preventing it.

The draft strategy and action plan outlines its delivery of the Homelessness Strategy 2023-28 and approach to addressing homelessness, with a focus on supporting some of the most vulnerable people and households across the district.

Responding to homelessness requires much more than the provision of a home.  The strategy seeks to ensure local needs are met by working in partnership and collaboration with statutory, third sector and faith-based organisations to achieve this.

It also intends to build on what is working well in preventing homelessness and rough sleeping in the first instance by reducing the number of occasions when homelessness occurs.  The strategy also seeks to build on what has already been achieved by the council working in partnership with local organisations, other district councils and Lancashire County Council, and by following directions from central government around best practice and new legislation.

Councillor Caroline Jackson, Cabinet member with responsibility for housing, said: “We are fully committed to preventing homelessness and rough sleeping.  Following the new partnerships and developments that arose after lockdown, it’s vitally important that we evaluate what has and hasn’t been working well. 

“Feedback on the strategy from local people, will give us a greater chance of ensuring it delivers action that prevents homelessness wherever possible and supports people made homeless by giving outstanding services.”

View the council’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy and to have your say

The consultation will close on Monday, 3 July, 2023, we’d really value your contribution.

Be Kind to Your Mind Sessions
Do you feel like you could benefit from better mental health? Do you feel like you are suffering from either anxiety, depression or chronic stress or like you are struggling with a combination of these factors? Be Kind to Your Mind is a 4 session program which looks at how dietary factors and lifestyle choices can influence the state of our mental health. These helpful sessions will cover movement, nutrition, sleep management and also mindfulness. They will be £10 each or free for Preston Marriot Leisure Club members. Sessions take place at the Preston Marriot Leisure Club and will be held at 1pm on the dates 6th, 13th, 20th and the 27th of June.  Click on the link below to register and get started on your journey of self-improvement! 

Find out more about the workshops here

Back to Me Wellbeing Course
The Back to Me wellbeing course is a three week course held at the Poulton Neighbourhood Centre in Morecambe which allows you to focus on yourself, improve your wellbeing and develop strategies to help you feel more confident handling life stressors. The areas the course help with are dealing with stress, managing your emotions positively and confidence and resilience. Refreshments will be provided along with a free gift on every session.

Session date: 21st June from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Find out more

Fourth annual report on Tackling Loneliness Strategy published
This year marks five years since DCMS published the world’s first government strategy developed to tackle loneliness. The fourth annual report celebrates the work the Department has undertaken with a wide range of partners to raise awareness of loneliness and improve the support for lonely people in England since 2018. It also captures over 60 new and ongoing actions that government departments are committed to delivering between 2023-2025.

Find out more about the Tackling Loneliness Strategy.

Macmillan Information and Support Service
The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust provide a non-nursing information and support service working in partnership with the hospital cancer team for those suffering with or those caring for patients with cancer. Whether you are living with or beyond cancer, or you are a family member, friend or carer, the team are there to support you.

View their information e-leaflet here

IPPR Commission Report on Health and Prosperity 
This in-depth report looks at the relationship between good health and prosperity both individually and nationally. Alongside longer life expectancy there is also the issue of greater rates of death and impaired health such as long-term conditions whether singular or multiple. Particularly looking at the lack of regard for good health by policy makers the report brings to light the importance of not overlooking good long-term health and how it can both positively impact and benefit the economy. The report covers both the pre-pandemic and pandemic period and also how factors such as having a member of the household who is unwell can impact this issue. Interesting findings also reveal that the impact of long-term illness on the labour market is not unique to the pandemic showing that both mental and physical health have already been a long-term factor in loss of earnings and economic cost.

Click this link to read the report in full.  

Bay Health Festivals: Lancaster

Bay Health Festival Stalls
Join Bay Health Festivals in Dalton Square, Lancaster, on July 8 & 9 for two fantastic family events. On Saturday July 8 they will be hosting their biggest ever Bay Health Festivals event, with loads of stalls and live entertainment.

Get a free health check, find out about a huge range of health-related organisations and charities, and get inspired to discover new, healthier ways of living. There’s also live entertainment and great food and drink on offer throughout the day!

More info here

A Celebration of Cycling
On Sunday July 9th pedal on down to Dalton Square for a celebration of cycling. Whether you’re riding a bike for fitness or transport (or both) cycling is great exercise for body and mind and also helps to reduce traffic and is better for the environment. Test ride an e-bike, get tips and advice on starting cycling, get a free bike check from a qualified mechanic, and much more!

More info here

Community Groups in May – Safenet
The domestic abuse support service Safenet are running a series of personal development and parenting courses.  The sessions include Power2Change which is a 12-week personal development course for people who have experienced unhealthy relationships, including sessions on self-esteem, boundaries and managing our emotions. Other sessions include You & Me, Mum which is a 10-week parenting course that looks at the effects of unhealthy or abusive relationships on parenting and children.

Session dates, times & locations:

Power2Change Women  – 10am- 11.30am every Monday from 15/05/23 at Stanleys Youth and Community Centre, Morecambe or 5.30pm -7pm every Monday from 15/05/2023 at Red Rose Recovery, 58 Penny Street, Lancaster

View the Power2Change Women e-flyer

Power2Change Men – 11am-12.30pm every Friday from 05/05/2023 at Red Rose Recovery, 58 Penny Street, Lancaster or 1.30pm-3pm every Monday from 15/05/2023 at Stanleys Youth and Community Centre, Morecambe

View the Power2Change Men e-flyer

You & Me, Mum  – 9.30am-11am every Friday from 05/05/2023 at Red Rose Recovery, 58 Penny Street, Lancaster

View the You & Me, Mum e-flyer

Drowning Prevention and Water Safety
As the weather begins to improve, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is joining other fire services across the UK and asking people to stay safe when spending time in and around water. The call comes as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) ‘Be Water Aware’ campaign which ran from 24th – 30th April 2023. The campaign is warning people of the risk of accidentally drowning when in or around water. There were 277 deaths in the UK from accidental drowning in 2021 in inland and coastal locations. 40% of people who lost their lives had no intention of entering the water according to the WAID 2021 annual fatal incident report, with slips, trips and falls being the main cause of them entering the water.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service would like people to know some basic water safety information related to the #BeWaterAware campaign:

  • Don’t assume you’re not at risk of drowning just because you don’t intend to go into the water.
  • If someone falls into water call 999. Advise the casualty to try and float on their back and relax. Try and shout for help nearby and throw them something to either drag them to safety or to aid them to float.
  • Ensure children are fully supervised near water.
  • Do not enter the water if you have been drinking or taking drugs.
  • If you are going running alone, try and tell someone where you are going.
  • Never enter the water yourself to try and save someone.

Learn more at the Lancaster Fire & Rescue Website

Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing: New Evidence Review
The National Academy for Social Prescribing have published a new evidence review about social prescribing for children and young people, alongside the results of a survey with professionals. Social prescribing can support people of all ages, but there has historically been a greater emphasis on working with adults. However, there are a rapidly growing number of services across the country focused specifically on children and young people. While there is limited published research on children and young people’s social prescribing to date, the new review, commissioned by NHS England and carried out by our academic partners, suggests that there is emerging evidence around the benefits of social prescribing for young people, particularly those aged 17 and over on personal and mental wellbeing, including loneliness. Along with this there is also preliminary evidence to suggest there is a potential favourable return on investment.

View the evidence review, briefing and survey findings

Summer Holiday at Rookhow Bunkbarn, Lake District
There is an availability this summer for groups and families to spend 3+ nights at Rookhow Bunkbarn in the school summer holidays! There’s plenty to get up to in this quiet corner of the Lake District. Amongst a vast array of varied and fun things to do, there’s wild swimming, mountain bike trails, the Laurel and Hardy Museum and a ride on a steam train. There’s also the novelty of staying in a yurt in the woods to enjoy bedtime stories or simply sleeping over and waking up to the sounds of owls and birds. There is also additional space to camp, too. Check out their Facebook post here.

Find out more and book your stay at Rookhow

Contact Rookhow on Tel No: 07377 971783 and Email: [email protected]

Pick & Mix Learning Lunches
The Lancaster & Morecambe Primary Mental Health Team are inviting you to join a pick and mix menu of learning lunches. These hour long insightful sessions will take place with the first half in a webinar style, to listen in to the profesional sharing information on the subject area. With no expectation to partake or have your camera on, it is a great opportunity to be informed and learn new information while you lunch.

The sessions take place at 12.30-1.30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 20th June – Positive High School Transitioning
Wednesday 28th June – Understanding Tic disorders
Tuesday 4th July – Mental Health at an early help level
Thursday 13th July – LCC Children’s Support Services

Find out more about these Learning Lunches

Step Into Work Programme
LDCVS is working in partnership with Morecambe Bay Trust to offer local young people (aged 18-24) and not in work or training a chance to attend our Step Into Work programme. The programme will begin with participants attending three days (from 10-2pm) of employability skills at More Lane Mills. This will be followed by a three week working placement at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Working placements will be available in the following areas: health care, catering, domestics, portering, administration, estates and facilities and carpark supervision. Admin for the programme will need to be completed on 10th July. The programme has provisionally been arranged to begin on the 11th September 2023. All young people will be guaranteed a mock interview with Morecambe Bay Trust at the end of the programme.

For more information and to book a place please email [email protected]

Healthy Parental Relationships Course & Information
The Children & Family Wellbeing Service are set to run a free multi-agency training programme based around reducing parental conflict.  The quality of the interparental relationships is increasingly recognised as a primary influence on children’s physical, emotional, and behavioural outcomes, their long-term mental health, and future life chances. Research shows that when this conflict is frequent, intense, and poorly resolved it can have a significant negative impact on children. The course is part of a government initiative to help with improving child outcomes by improving interpersonal communication and relationships.  

A 4 week condensed version of the course will be delivered from 24th June to the 15th July, Saturday 10am – 12pm at two venues:

New Era Complex, Accrington
Preston Central, Preston

Please see their information sheet for more

Young Health Champions Course
Stanleys Community Centre are running a Young Health Champions Course set to run over two weekends for young people between the age of 14-24 to achieve a Level 2 Award qualification.  They must have an interest in health and wellbeing and are keen to have their voice heard around issues affecting their peers while also providing support to develop healthier lifestyles at school, college or in the workplace.

Read their information e-leaflet here

Colourful Footsteps Sessions
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service are running  workshops for young people that have additional needs/ disabilities. The workshops centre their activities around their needs whilst boosting the child’s learning and development. They also get the chance to meet others with shared experiences. The sessions take place on Wednesdays from 1-2.30pm at the Lune Park Neighbourhood Centre, Lancaster.

More information here

Prince’s Trust Community Project
As the Princes Trust prepare for the next team to start in May 2023, they are looking for local organisations or groups who might be able to host the team for  their community project. The Community Project takes place w/c 12th & 18th June 2023 and provides the team with the opportunity to take ownership of a non-technical project over 8 days. Previous community projects have included tidying up spaces by painting and gardening. The size of Princes Trust Team will be around 15.  Please contact [email protected] for further information.

Swop Shop Skill Share Network Event
Following feedback from our inaugural FestiVOL event, Lancaster District CVS will be running a brand new event with a format that will give attendees the opportunity to get together and find out all about the wide number of services provided in the district. The Swop Shop Skill Share Network will bring collaborative benefit in a space to share good practice, ask for advice, work together and share skills and resources.  This ecosystem of mutual support will help toward a stronger and more sustainable sector. There will be chance to experience mini master classes with Q & A, listen to key note speakers and exchange useful tools in a skill sharing session.

Date & time: Thursday July 13th, 11am – 1pm
Location: Vale of Lune Rugby Club

Limited spaces available, reserve your place today!

More information on the event

View our event e-poster here

Windrush ’75 Celebration Day – The Dukes
The Dukes will be hosting a two-day event in celebration and in honour of 75th Windrush Day on 22nd June.  They will be featuring two insightful films focused around Windrush along with a Creative Writing Workshop with acclaimed author Okey Nzelu in the Gallery and Traditional Carribbean Food by Yardies. FREE tickets are available with a promo code provided.

View their event e-poster here

Cross Bay Walk – Armed Forces Day
The Armed Forces charity SSAFA will soon be taking part in their annual Cross Bay Walk from Arnside to Grange Over Sands on Saturday 24th June at 9.30am. There are still places left for this unique event, collecting sponsorship is not essential but every penny that can be raised is appreciated and goes towards supporting the work SSAFA does with service personnel, veterans, and their families in the North West.

 View their e-poster here

Read more about it here and get involved

Free Cycling Events 2023 – Bike Doctor & Family Cycle
Ways around the Bay are hosting a series of bike repair events in Lancaster and Morecambe. They will be offering free safety checks and basic repair for your bikes, so bring your bike down, no need to book. There will also be the chance to get hold of free local route maps, cycling guides advice and support. 

Dates & times:

Tues 27th June | 9am-5pm | Festival Market, Morecambe
Weds 28th June | 9am-4.30pm | Charter Market Lancaster
Thurs 29th June | 10am-3pm | Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster
Sun 2nd July | 10am-3pm | Promenade Opposite Winter Gardens, Morecambe

View their e-poster here

FREE Family Cycle event
Drop in for fun cycling activities including MegaBike rides, bike try-out track, pedal powered attractions and much more family cycle fun. Bring your bike for a free safety check by a Bike Doctor on Sun 2 July and discover your local bike shop.  View the Family Cycle event e-poster here

St John’s Hospice Simply 4 Voices Fundraising Concert
Emily Robinson, Sarah Jillian Cox, Christopher Steele and John Sutherland perform timeless favourites from opera and the shows, in aid of St John’s Hospice.

23 June, 6:45 (door) for 7:45 (concert), Borwick and Priest Hutton Memorial Hall, £20

Find out more and buy tickets

Pitch-perfect Funding Applications
The Benefact Group and the Directory of Social Change are offering this free webinar providing advice on key considerations when approaching funding applications, as well as straightforward guidance on good practice in bid writing.

26 June, 10:30am – 12 noon, via Zoom
Find out more and book

An Introduction to the Trustee Role
LDCVS is offering this free training session to those who have recently started volunteering as a Trustee or are thinking about doing so in the near future. The session will look at Trustee responsibilities and what is expected of individuals that take up the role. It will explore terms such as governance, compliance, Boards of Trustees, liability and the role of bodies such as the Charity Commission. There will be space for questions/ discussion and participants will have a clear picture of the Trustee role from legal duties and what it means in practice to good governance and why the role matters.

Thursday 6 July 2023, 10am – 12 noon, at Brew Me Sunshine – Galloways (Victoria Street, Morecambe) – find out more and book

Digital Freedom & Multiply Training by PHX

Digital Freedom Course
PHX Training in Morecambe are providing an exciting opportunity for IT enthusiasts called Digital Freeom 2023. The course will offer learners a free digital device with 40GB of renewable data for 6 months.  The initiative is proudly funded by the district Council, demonstrating their commitment to supporting individuals on their journey towards employment and digital inclusion. This course is completely free of charge for anyone over the age of 19 who is currently is out of work or receiving benefits and experiencing challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, or physical health concerns. Experienced tutors will provide hands-on support and guidance in a classroom-based setting, ensuring that every participant gains the necessary skills to thrive in today’s digital landscape. The courses providers will also assist with travel expenses.

The course will accommodate different schedules offering two start dates – 12th and 21st June.  the programme will run from Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3pm.

The course will take place at PHX Training, Unit 2, Queen St Square, Station Rd, Morecambe, LA4 5JL

Multiply Training
PHX are also delivering the Multiply – Skills for Life program. This program is aimed at those without Level 2 Math qualifications, allowing them to build confidence with numbers through non-traditional maths teaching methods and learn life skills such as budgeting and managing their money. This course which is made up of 3 workshops, each 2 hours long, spread over a few days which helps with budgets and managing house hold expenses.  At the end of the 3 sessions, learners receive a £25 supermarket gift card.

Other vocational courses are also available. For more information, please visit the PHX Training Website or contact them on 01524 748095

Warm Welcome Support Drop in
The Children and Family Wellbeing Service run weekly wellbeing drop-in sessions for those looking for some social connectivity. Their doors are wide open for those that may need some advice and support or simply just a chat and a brew (free brews and snacks). The kids are also welcome and there are lots of toys and crafts to keep them busy. The sessions run on Wednesdays from 10.30am-11.30am at Lune Park Neighbourhood Centre.

Find out more here

Triple P Parenting Programme
Lancashire County Council and the Children and Family Wellbeing Service provide a parental support programme for those in the Lancaster District.  Triple P stands for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ and is geared towards helping the parent take control of their parenting strategies and implementing them. The sessions provide a focus on those parenting children from 2-10 years and also those in their teenage years. Attendance is in person and online throughout the month of June.

See their e-poster here

A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel at The Gregson
Introducing singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey performing “A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel- The UK’s leading non tribute show” as heard on BBC Radio. Tim Chu has been a professional session musician for many years and his music features in TV, Film and Radio. He has loved the music of Paul Simon from a young age. Ian Bailey has been a singer songwriter releasing his own albums for many years. Together they blend in their own unique way without falling into the tribute act category. There will be no make-up, wigs or costumes – Just two great musicians performing some of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic songs in an intimate and relaxed way.

Date & time: Friday 23rd June 2023, 7.30-10pm

More information and ticket bookings here

The Future of Child Safeguarding Digital Conference
Westminster Insight are hosting a digital conference which will examine the future of child safeguarding which takes a cloer look into the increasing rate of neglect, domestic abuse, child sexual and child criminal exploitation and the systems in place in order to protect children and support families. The conference will bring together multi-agency safeguarding partners from across children’s social care, child protection, health, family hubs, police and schools. They will explore how to strengthen families to reduce risks of harm from both within and outside the home.

Date & time: Tuesday 4th July 2023, 9am-1.45pm
Location: Online 

Find out more and book your place

North Lancashire Green Week 10-25 June
It’s North Lancashire Green Week, where a range of organisations, groups, charities, businesses, individuals and change-makers in Lancaster, Morecambe and the Lune Valley region are taking part in the largest nationwide event for climate and nature highlighting the need for urgent action in this area. The local North Lancashire Green Week highlights the need to come together to collaboratively address the climate and nature emergency and look at ways our local communities can work together to make a real and lasting difference. The local programme of events is coordinated by FoodFutures, North Lancashire’s sustainable food network. It will include Lancaster’s Midsummer Market, an open day and celebration at Claver Hill Community Food Growing Project, the opening of a new play park at Greaves Park and a whole range of informative, fun, and engaging events and activities… Read more

Cap Money Course
Christians against poverty are holding a free course on money management with tips and guidance on learning to budget, save and spend. The course is for anyone from students to the retired. The course will contain a few pointers for setting your own household budget and making it balance, with unlimited access to a brilliant free online tool which does the adding up for you. Their team will share ideas of how to make your money go further, spend less and to save for future events, home improvements, trips, Christmas, birthdays, etc, and stay out of debt for a secure financial future.

Date and time: Mondays: 19th June, 9.30am – 11am.
Location: Lune Park Neighbourhood Centre, Rylands Park, Lancaster

View the course e-flyer here

Groundwork – Designing & Implementing Support for Creative Practitioners (virtual)
The Arts & Health Hub are delivering training for organisations commissioning and working with creative practitioners in the field of arts and health. This could include statutory and charitable organisations delivering community arts programmes (i.e social prescribing schemes) and arts organisations that commission artists. This training is not designed for individual artists.  This six hour training course takes place over three 2-hour sessions and you are advised to attend all three sessions.

The sessions take place on:
22nd June 2023 (2pm – 4pm)

The course takes place over Zoom.
Learn more about this course here
Book your e-ticket for the virtual session here

Finance Manager at Francis Scott Trust
The Trust are looking for a motivated and confident Finance Manager to join their team, providing the finance function for the Francis C Scott Trust, the Frieda Scott Trust, and the Sir James & Lady Scott Trust.

Duties will include producing management accounts, ensuring adherence to policy and regulatory requirements, overseeing relationships with investment managers, and providing support to sub-committees.

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum pro rata dependent on experience
Contract: 22 hours per week
Location: Kendal / hybrid working
Closing date: 7 July 2023

Find out more and apply

Multiple Roles with FoodFutures

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
FoodFutures is a multi-stake holder partnership and a sustainable food network. They are made up of multiple organisations that work together to achieve their shared vision of “a thriving local food system that is healthy, resilient and fair”.  They are looking for a marketing and communications coordinator to coordinate and support the implementation and development of FoodFutures communications and engagement strategy and digital marketing model.

Salary: £27,416 full time (pro rata £16,016 for 22 hours per week)
Contract: 22 hours per week. A one-year fixed term contract, with full intention to extend once funding is confirmed
Location: The Story Institute with the possibility of working from home. May involve some travel within Lancashire and further afield.
Closing Date: 20th June 2023 at midnight.

Download and read the job pack here

Researcher (Freelance): Feasibility study on composting for SMEs in Lancaster district
FoodFutures are looking for a freelance researcher. The role will include researching and writing a report using market research in the Lancaster district and desk-based research. Researching and interviewing existing projects to assess challenges and success of different models and managing time and budget for completing feasibility work.

Salary: £3,060 for 180 hours of work
Contract: This post is a temporary position. The 180 hours can be worked flexibly over a four – five-month period. The deadline for this work is the end of December 2023.
Location: Working from home with meetings held in Lancaster, occasional desk space at The Storey Institute in Lancaster. The post will involve some travel within Lancaster District and possibly further field in the UK.
Closing Date: End of Tuesday the 4th of July 2023.
Interview: Tuesday 4th of July 

More information and apply

THRIVE Citizen Journalist Coordinator
The purpose of this role at FoodFutures will be to coordinate and oversee the development of a local citizen journalist network and the production of THRIVE which is North Lancashire’s community food magazine. The role will also involve amongst many factors, developing and implementing FoodFutures citizen journalism model and also overseeing the quarterly THRIVE Magazine production and distribution process on time and within budget and in a way that builds connections, membership and upskills citizen journalists.

Salary: £27,416 for full time (pro-rata £5,483 for 7.5 hours a week)
Contract: This post is 7.5 hours per week starting August 2023 and is a 3.5 year fixed term contract. Some weekend and evening work will occasionally be required.
Location: Your place of work will be The Storey in Lancaster and home working. The post will involve some travel within Lancashire and occasionally further afield.
Closing Date: Monday 3rd July 2023 (midnight)
Interview: Tuesday 12th July 2023

More information and apply

Multiple Roles with Lancashire Mind
The mental health charity have a range of roles across their organisation, requiring a variety of different skills. For many of their roles, you don’t need a background in mental health; an interest in and passion for improving mental health and wellbeing across Lancashire is what’s important. Current vacancies are listed below. Go direct to their recruitment page here

Digital Marketing Officer
Lancashire Mind are looking for a bold and enthusiastic person to join our Marketing & Sales Manager to add capacity to develop our digital marketing to promote and celebrate the work of Lancashire Mind. We want someone who is creative and has experience of producing engaging digital content across a range of platforms including websites, social media and email campaigns.

Salary: £24,423 per annum, with annual pay award pending
Contract: 12 months initially, with potential for extension dependent on funding
Location: Option to work from the office in Chorley or a mix of home and office working, with travel across Lancashire for work activities, meetings and training
Closing Date: 12pm on Thursday 22 June 2023.
Interview date: Friday 30 June 2023

Find out more and apply here

Project Coordinator, Adult Projects
Lancashire Mind are looking for a passionate, hardworking and innovative individual to work as a Project Coordinator within our Adult Projects team. The role will be flexible to support a busy but small team to deliver mental health and wellbeing services to adults in Lancashire.

Salary: FTE £24,423.36 per annum (pro-rata) pay award pending
Contract: 28 hours per week, 12 months fixed term contract with the possibility of extension, subject to funding
Location: Chorley, Lancashire (Hybrid)
Closing date: 12 July 2023 at 12:00
Interview date: Thursday 20th July 2023

Find out more and apply

Training Administrator
Lancashire Mind are looking for an open and ca ring person to join their team, who has experience of providing administrative support to a busy team. The post holder will need to be hardworking, organised and can work independently to enable effective and efficient management and delivery of Lancashire Mind’s workplace wellbeing and training offer.

Salary: £21,045 per annum, with annual pay award pending
Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week), 9 months initially, with the potential for extension dependent on funding
Closing date: Tuesday 27 June 2023, 9am.
Interview date: Monday 3 July 2023

Learn more about this role and apply

Youth Worker at Cancer Care 
Cancer Care are looking for somebody to join their Re-Fresh Young People’s Peer Support Group which support young people aged 12-17 affected by issues surrounding cancer and bereavement. Just some of these roles involved in taking on this rewarding position will include assisting in organising activities for young people at Cancer Care centres and outreach activity sessions, 1-2-1 casework for individual’s needs, developing links with other community providers of youth services and assisting parents and guardians to support their children through cancer or bereavement.  

Salary: £16,149 per year 
Contract: Permanant, Part time, 24 per week 
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire (On-site) 
Closing Date: 26th June 2023 at 23:59

Learn more about this job and apply

Operations Manager
Stanley’s Community Centre is now a thriving hub within the West End of Morecambe and they provide sessions with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of it’s community. They now have the exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in the role of being an Operations Manager. Just some aspects to this varied role will include managing staff and volunteers and exploring opportunities for the development of the organisation and consulting and engaging with other communities and partners to help ensure co-development. 

Salary: £30,000
Contract: 35 hours per week usually Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm (occasionally you will be required to work out of these hours and weekends)
Location: Stanleys Community Centre
Closing Date: 12pm on Friday the 23rd of June

Find out more and apply

Project Co-ordinator – Local Lancashire LACVS
The purpose of this role is to co-ordinate and drive LACVS’s LOCAL Lancashire Project delivering against the Lancashire LOCAL Project Impact Statement and lead the development and implementation of the VCFSE Sector Manifesto across the Lancashire subregion. Your work will support the VCFSE sector’s role and influence in the subregion.

Salary: £23,870 per annum(Full-Time Equivalent £29,439)
Contract: 30 hours per week
Location: Ability to work across Lancashire – but primary location – Preston.
Closing Date: 25 July

Find out more here

Circuit Operations Manager 
The North Lancashire Methodist Circuit are looking for a suitably experienced full-time Operations Manager. Though they are an equal opportunities employer the post holder must be a practicing Christian and a member of a church which is part of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. The role holder will provide professional management and oversite in various areas to give more freedom to ministers and volunteers to concentrate on mission and ministry.  

Salary: £31,000 per annum 
Contract: 40 hours per week with some flexible work 
Closing Date: 19th June 9am  
Interview: Week beginning 3rd July 

Find out more about this role

Weekend Caretaker  
The Centre @ Halton is looking for a weekend caretaker who can start as soon as possible. Duties include opening/closing the building for parties and general cleaning and tidying. Flexible hours and must have own use of own transport and the applicant must be over 18. 

Salary: £10.50 per hour with annual holiday entitlement  
Location: Low Road, Halton 
Closing Date: 30th June 
Call 01524 811316 to discuss the role 

Young People’s Action Research Officer with CancerCare
CancerCare North Lancashire & South Cumbria are seeking an Action Research Officer to join their team. The role will include working with teenagers in their Refresh group to co-design, deliver and evaluate the service. There will also be a small Case Worker element to the role which will require delivering targeted support for identified young people working alongside other service providers, including supporting and signposting families to access services from other providers.

Salary: £16,461 (£25,720 ft equivalent)
Contract: 24 hours per week: Tues-Thurs
Location: Slynesdales, Lancaster
Closing Date: 16th June 2023

Read the job advert here

Global Link Part Time Caseworker 

Support asylum seekers and in particular refugees by providing casework through resettlement programmes. For this role you will also be supported and supervised to undertake tasks such as providing ‘moving on’ advice such as setting up bank accounts and benefit applications, advice and support with housing, welfare benefits, public services, etc and help them access a range of services such as those provided by voluntary, community and faith groups and organisations. These are just a few tasks you will be required to do for this rewarding role helping and supporting people to settle into their new lives.  

Salary: Pro rota £25, 434 (£13.77/hour) + employer’s pension contribution of 5%. 
Actual salary for the 0.5 post is £12,534.25 
Contract: 17.5 hours per week
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th May at 9:00am.
Start date: 3rd of July 2023 

Applicants should send completed job applications to [email protected]

or post to Global Link, 29 Queen Street, Lancaster, LA1 1RX.

Find out more about this role and apply

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