Bury North Community Update inc. Community Sector Resilience Fund

Good evening

Please find attached the weekly COVID update from Pritesh Patel of the Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service.

Stay safe everyone

Julie Southworth

Evening all,

Can you believe we’re fast approaching February already. I really can’t believe it.   Please see some updates below, and I Hope some of them are useful for your communities and groups.

  1. Bury’s latest update (28.01.2021) attached.
  1. The Council has established a Community Sector Resilience Fund

of £33,000 to address need arising from the pandemic to support the immediate resilience of the voluntary and community sector in Bury.  Voluntary and Community groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to address shortfalls as a result of lost include due to coronavirus restrictions; and/or to support initiatives to address emerging ‘coronavirus-related’ community specific needs or opportunities.  Click on the link for more information and application form attached.

  1. The National Lottery Awards for All, Reaching Communities & Partnerships funding programmes are open again. Click on the link for more information. If you are interested in submitting an application and need guidance or support please contact the VCFA Funding & Development Officers, Becky Smyllie [email protected] or Sally Deith [email protected] who will be happy to answer any questions you have. Click on the link to the latest VCFA Funding bulletin
  1. Bury Suicide Prevention Group is running a series of Suicide Prevention webinars on Zoom, free for anyone who works or volunteers in Bury. The sessions take place from 10am – 12.30pm on the following dates: 28 January, 4 February, 24 February, 3 March, 23 March, 29 April, 12 May, 27 May, 8 June. To register your interest in attending please e-mail [email protected]
  1. The Children’s Partnership are running some lunchtime learning for Children & Young People and people can joinby e-mailing [email protected].  Sessions run from 12.00 – 1pm. The latest one is on 17th February 2021 is about ‘Kooth – the Online mental health & wellbeing support for Children & Young People’.  Kooth provides a free, safe and anonymous online mental health & emotional wellbeing communitiesChildren & Young People from age 11 can access counselling, chat with qualified online wellbeing team and get peer to peer support.  The session will provide more detail about the service and will allow time for any questions to be answered.
  1. The Lowry is offering a weekly timetable of free online activities for children and adults to enjoy from home. Click on the link for more information.
  1. Latest monthly Beacon Box attached with a variety of activities for you to do or share from our Beacon Service



Pritesh Patel         

Bury North Community Hub / Bury Live Well Service

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