Unit 11, Business Development Centre
Contact: Stephen Jones
Tel: 07973 860717
A grassroots charity based in the heart of Blackburn. We have been operating since 2006 and work with young and old people in supporting them on various health & wellbeing, education & employability and Sports & Development.
Our work got recognised in 2016 by her Majesty and we were awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Services.
Our strength is in engaging with BAME, Assulym and Refugee community and we as an organisation are big in engaging and supporting all.
3-5 Oakham Court
Contact: Younus Khan
Tel: 01772 822700
Pukar is a registered voluntary organisation that has been supporting people for over 20 years. Supporting people with disabilities, carers, vulnerable adults, people seeking employment. We work with organisations to promote education, provide Information advice & guidance. We are placed in the heart of Preston. We are able to support people who’s first language is not english. We work to promote independance and wellbeing. Our approach is person centred.
Contacts: Kate Crane and Julia Ansell
Tel: 07875 968528
Wonderful Things provides innovative extra-curricular activities to children, delivered out of school hours, but within the safe environment of primary schools and local venues. Project Managers ensure a particularly wide spectrum of themes to the activities, so that children are inspired and motivated to engage in challenging activities that they would not usually have access to.
Activities range from the arts (eg: Pirate Dance Day, Theatre Day, being a DJ) to science and technology (eg: Lego Day, Forensic Science Day, Skills Day) to the outdoors (eg: Forest Day, Crazy Sports Day) the practical (Baking Day, Journalism Workshops) and the unusual (Parliamentary Day, Didgeridoo Day!) These opportunities inspire the children and feed into their social and academic attainment, and the impact of this has been commented on by both parents and educators.
45 Meadow Park
Contact: Jane Binnion
Tel: 01524 752723
After successfully running The Growing Club, a 12 month business growth club for women in business, we launched the CIC to provide training and support to women in the community who are interested in running their own business.
- We are focusing particularly on socially excluded women
- Women survivors of DV
- Women leaving prison
- Lone parents
- Women with disabilities
Contact: Alan Hulme
Tel: 0796 700 5330
Urban Organic (UK) CIC, Blackpool, is a social enterprise that was created to harness the therapeutic ability of gardening to improve wellbeing in people who would otherwise be socially excluded. Operating across the Fylde we engage, socialise and inspire people to make real changes to their diet, the way they buy food, their environmental awareness, their mental health and their ability to engage with and inspire others.
16 Church Street
Contact: Owen Phillips
Tel: 01200 429256
Ribcaged Productions Ltd is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are an award-winning theatre company which works extensively with children and young people on drama events and projects. Our work in schools, as well as being focused on theatre, art and entertainment , also provides workshop opportunities to work on and consider current social issues. In secondary schools we have worked on funded projects on Dealt (drugs misuse), Debt (debt management) and Consent (on sexual health). We are currently engaged on a major project to establish a multi-use community hub in the Clitheroe area to work with other charities in one large property, thereby bringing together a wide-range of activities to provide community support, and engagement.
Unit 6 Greetby Place
Contact: James Hoy
Tel: 07964 826017
Anteros Community provides music education and support for professionals and enthusiasts within the music community and music industry.
Daisey Field Business Centre
Suite 308, Appleby Street
Contact: Gazala Hussain
Tel: 01254 433931
Lancashire College of Further Education (LCFE) was established in April 2012, with a specific desire of offering Quality Education and Training. LCFE has an outstanding reputation for high quality education set within a friendly and supportive environment. The College is 5 years old this year, but it is always changing, adapting and moving on, by taking into consideration the needs and demands of the community. Our strategic plan is based around our three core goals, high standard of learning and student experience, and social responsibility. LCFE is a leader in the field of employee development and business improvement, with a proven track record in developing productive, well-motivated employees who make an effective contribution to performance.We are recognised for our employer-centric approach to learning and skills development for employee teams in all sizes and sectors of business and industry.More and more employers are embracing the LCFE approach because we take the time to fully understand their needs, identify their goals and plan for what they want to achieve.
Growth Lancashire’s mission is to serve both new and existing businesses to grow job opportunities and skills across the County. Growth Lancashire provides business support and economic development services.
Our team of business advisors offer impartial advice to help businesses realise their potential either through specialist in-house support or through our extensive network of public and private sector partners. In the last three years Growth Lancashire has supported thousands of businesses, creating over 4,000 jobs, £12m in direct grant support, and levered in over £50m private investment. We’ve helped to start over a 1,000 new businesses.
Growth Lancashire was previously called Regenerate Pennine Lancashire. We changed our name in 2016 to reflect the footprint that we were already covering.
The Big Lottery Fund gives grants to organisations in the UK to help improve their communities. The money awarded comes from the UK National Lottery.