What’s it all about?
Following commencement of drilling at the shale gas exploration site on Preston New Road, a COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND has been set up to support charitable activities and services to support local people. The fund is being administered by the Community Foundation for Lancashire and we are looking for representatives from the immediate locality (preference given to residents within the Westby with Plumptons parish) to be part of a Panel to award grant funding for charitable activities benefitting the local area.
Is it for me?
Panel members will be expected to have a good knowledge of the area and the issues affecting the local community, be prepared to look at funding requests objectively and accept the views of others. The expectation is that the majority of Panel members will be local residents.
If you are interested in nominating yourself to join the Panel, please download and complete the form below, which will ask for a brief description of why you would be the ideal person to represent your local community, including any relevant experience you may have.
Download expression of interest form here