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LBN Team expands again! Following LBNs successful application to deliver a Cancer Screening project in Preston, LBN are delighted to welcome Humma Nizami to the team. Humma has come from Pendle Women’s Forum and brings a wealth of experience to the team.
Muslim Women in Prison Pilot Report LBN would like to bring to your attention a groundbreaking report on Muslim women in prison and the challenges faced by these women, both in prison and within their communities outside of prison. Examples of issues include;
rejection by family and breakdown of the family unit
rebuilding self esteem after release
relocation away from their community
They don’t get that when I’m released their duty stops at the gate but i get another sentence from the community and that lasts forever.’
It’s so confusing because nobody in the family has been to prison before let alone a girl – there’s a big shame in that and i spend a lot of time crying over this because who will want to marry her now?
Channel Four TV Show Channel Four are commissioning a TV show following families with young children and you could be involved! Details are below – the film company have expressed to LBN that the deadline for families to put themselves forwards is 17th May.
#notinourname Conference Many of you will know LBN are organising a conference to discuss terrorism and radicalisation in an open setting. SAVE THE DATE of Thursday 4th June; more details will be following shortly!
LBN can help you with Cv’s, interview preparation, job search, carer’s advice and much more! Book an appointment now with one of our specialist employment workers who work across Lancashire. Call: 01254 392974 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to Â£10,000 through the Small Grants Programme. Grants are available for projects that achieve one of the following aims;
Help children and young people experiencing illness, distress, abuse, or neglect
Work with people who have any kind of disability
Work with people who have behavioural or psychological difficulties
Think Big with O2 O2 has announced it’s Think Big with O2 funding programme will re-open on 1st April 2015. The programme supports young people (aged 13-25 years old) who want to make a positive difference to their community. Initial funding is limited to Â£300 to deliver a pilot project, but if a project is completed successfully, the young people involved may be invited to apply for further funding of up to Â£2,500 for the second stage. Deadline for applications is 10th June 2015, and further information can be found at http://www.o2thinkbig.co.uk Kelly Family Charitable Trust Family Support Programme Registered charities can apply for funding to support projects that support and encourage families to work as a cohesive unit – with the overall objective to reinforce the benefit and support that family members can provide each other. The fund welcomes applications from sports and health related charities whose activities comply with the aims of the funding. Grants are available for between Â£1,000 and Â£5,000 but higher grants are considered in exceptional circumstances. The deadline for applications is 1st September 2015 and further information can be found at http://www.kfct.org.uk/apply.html