Our Impact in Lancashire
Our Work in Your Community
Resourceful thinking wins business bursary
The Pennine Lancashire Youth Enterprise fund, managed by Regenerate Pennine Lancashire in partnership with the Community Foundation has recently awarded a grant to young entrepreneur Sam Calvert to support his new online primary education resource business Bright Cloud Resources.
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Did you Know...
Since 2007 we have awarded £3.6 million in grants which equates to £2.50 for every single person living in the county.
In 2011 we awarded £278,296 in grants which is about £234 for every square mile of Lancashire! This went to 71 grassroots community groups which means we are helping at least one new community group every single week.
Since 2007, 236,726 people have benefitted from a Community Foundation grant in Lancashire which is about the whole population of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool added together.
In 2011 10,228 people benefitted through grants awarded by Community Foundation for Lancashire meaning 28 people every single day are benefitting from our funds.
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It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards winners’ celebrationIn 2011 Santander piloted their Social Enterprise Development Awards in collaboration with Community Foundations accross the UK. The Awards are available to Social Enterprises who have been trading for 2 years or more to assist with their continued devlopment. Below are details of the businesses supported in Lancashire
Blackpool Carers’ Centre is an independent, local charity and network partner of Carers Trust. They provide a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout Blackpool. The award will enable them to develop a Sitting Service allowing the carers to have a break from caring and take time to themselves.
Hyndburn Used Furniture StoreHyndburn Used Furniture Store recycles donated furniture and sells refurbished items and white goods to excluded and low income families across Lancashire. With the Award they will be able to buy a charcoal retort, a state-of-the-art steel burner that produces high quality charcoal from waste wood. This will help Hyndburn to reduce their costs and increase their revenue as the wood usually going to landfill will now be converted into charcoal.
Project of The Year 2011
Friends of Greenfield Local Nature Reserve, Colne
Our aim is to help in the maintenance of the Nature Reserve, keep it tidy with regular litter picks, educate the public, particularly young people, about the importance of our Environments and the diverse organisms that live alongside us. We want them to care for it as passionately as we do, and to understand the need to conserve so that we can maintain as much biodiversity as possible.
The grant we received from Lancashire Community Foundation enabled us to build a Hut/Hide and to extend the wooden walk-way round our pond. It has encouraged us to contact local organisations such as the Beaver scouts and the local Junior school with a view to them using the Reserve as a place in which to learn about wildlife. So far we have organised a Pond Dipping and Nature walk session for the Scouts and have visited the school to talk to a group of children about our tree dressing ceremony. We are also looking in to obtaining funding to help some unemployed people learn environmental skills and gain an NVQ level2.
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