Contact: Jayne Flannery
Tel: 07763 675 977
A sole trader who has recently relocated to Preston, I provide research and communications support, including support with bid writing. I work mainly with charities and social enterprises and have specific expertise in the arts, refugee issues, drug & alcohol abuse and thematically around governance, research & feasibility studies, communications production and capacity building. I am also involved with various human rights and democracy initiatives.
Contact: David Owen
Tel: 01524 844249 / 07836 781760
David Owen Associates Limited is a management consultancy company who support clients in finding strategic and management solutions for culture, education, well-being and regeneration.
The company is founded on extensive practical experience, academic excellence and brings together associates and specialist partners.
David Owen Associates have worked with numerous local, regional, national and international clients – combining academic expertise with a wealth of successful experience in the private, public and 3rd sectors.
Contact: Paula Gamester
Tel: 01695 550 772
The Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private and corporate clients.
Tel: 01772 717461
Community Futures was founded in 1934 in Manchester with the aim of relieving poverty during the depression years. The activity of the organisation has changed over time, but the focus has always been on the provision of services to support, develop and sustain community life.
Working across the whole county, we support, develop and empower local communities in a number of ways; helping to secure grant aid and statutory funding for communities to improve their physical and social environments (anything from refurbishing the community centre to providing defibrillators in local shops), providing the right information to community groups that need to know how to maintain or develop services (How do you write a tender? How do you get money for a good idea?), delivering a broad range of training (see our latest training brochure) to give community groups, voluntary organisations and individuals the confidence to make changes for themselves or the people they help.
Head Office for Community Futures is Brentwood House in Fulwood, Preston, where we provide back office services to members, hold meetings, deliver training and manage resources. Our staff team details are on the website, so feel free to contact whoever you would like to talk to. Whilst we encourage people to come and visit our offices (you will always be offered a guided tour and a cup of tea!), we prefer to take services to our members so we can get a real idea of how they operate and get to meet some of the people they support.
Tel: 01282 704716
We are Burnley FC in the Community, the Official charity of Burnley FC. Working hard to inspire, support and deliver change in our local communities.
Contact: Sarah Johns
Email: Contact Us
Blackburn Youth Zone is a 21st century youth hub located at the heart of Blackburn, open to young people aged 5 to 19 years old, aiming to change the prospects offered to young people in the area.
Uniquely, this is happening in partnership with young people rather than on their behalf.
As such, the Zone is led with the principle of ‘starting where young people are, going where young people take us’.
Tel: (01695) 733080
Artz Centre in Skelmersdale, West Lancs offers a wide range of creative opportunities to people of all ages.
Our talented team of professionals will take you on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of performing arts and creative media.
Contact: Mark Hirst
Web: www.spaciousplace.co.uk/engage / www.spefurnishings.co.uk
Spacious Place Engage Ltd is an innovative Social Enterprise. Specialising in engagement with some of the most vulnerable local people, we provide stability and support. Our aim is to assist individuals as they move from a point of genuine need into a place of hope and opportunity. Life can sometimes close in on people and surround them with restrictions. By focusing on an individual’s strengths and resilience, we help to create the space to journey away from need.
Spacious Place Engage runs a home delivery Food Bank in Burnley and offer wrap around support to try to help people not to need to use our Food Bank. We have developed our Community RePaint Scheme for several years to divert surplus paint from landfill and offer affordable paint to the local community. Recently we expanded to trade as SPE Furnishings to offer the paint and electrical goods and brand new furniture as a direct alternative to Bright House and other ‘rent to own’ high interest providers. We partner with PCCU the local credit union to offer weekly & monthly payment plans.
Contact: Emma Foxall
Tel: 07966 481955
Assessing and working with autistic children and providing specialist training to those who work, assist and live with autistic children and young people.
We work with schools, local authorities and familes and alongside education professionals, employers, charities and faith organisations.
Contact: Sue Sharples
Tel: 07834 695606
The U-Night Group is a Community Interest Company run by and for people with a learning disability who live in Lancashire.
Our aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness, by providing opportunities for people to engage in meaningful activities, which lead to the formation of friendships and relationships. We do this by providing evening social and leisure events, training on sex and relationships and running a dating and mating agency called ‘MeetnMatch’.