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LBN May E-Newsletter

LBN May E-Newsletter



The BME Express

Edition 6



    Bringing you 
all the latest sector news.

Dear readers we hope you are enjoying our newsletters, please don’t forget to send us your feedback.

The newsletter is for our members and readers to receive quality information on latest trends, policies and opportunities. In future editions, we will be introducing a readers section, allowing opportunities for our readers to air any concerns and issues they may have or to share hints and tips on other reader’s issues and concerns.

If you wish to submit an article please have your submissions in by the last week of each month.

Email your article to: office@lancashirebmenetwork.org.uk




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!


What’s On


RESERVE YOUR SEAT – Funding Workshop 28th May

RESERVE YOUR SEAT – WordPress & Mailchimp Workshop 7th July

RESERVE YOUR SEAT – Marketing for Beginners Workshops 14th-28th July







Looking for a job??

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


Funding Updates


BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £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
  • Work with people who are living in deprivation

The closing date for the fund is 1st June 2015, and more information can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008dk4b/features/cin-grants-small-index

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 £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 £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 £1,000 and £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

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