Contact: Mr Val Murray
Nature-based interventions for individuals with a defined need; providing therapeutic programmes and experiences in woodlands, forests and gardens across Lancashire.
We are passionate about imporving mental health and developing character; we work in partnership with Friends Resilience – endorsed by the World Health Organisation as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression, promoting resilience in families, schools and communities. Outdoors4All Together CIC is a newly formed group of highly qualified, skilled and experienced professionals with backgrounds in Occupational Therapy, Teaching, Policing, Horticultural Therapy, Forest School Leadership and the Scouting movement. We have particular expertise in working with adults, children and young people that are ‘hard to reach’, those who reside in deprived communities, offenders and those who are coping with complex social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.
Contact: Thomas Macpherson Pope
The Making Rooms is a place where creativity, technology and advanced manufacturing come together in a community facility for us. By business artists, inventors, students, children and just about everyone else to design and make anything from high-tech products and gadgets to toys, artworks, home decorations and tshirts.
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’.
50 Lancaster Road
Contact: Kay Johnson MBE
Tel: 07718 901813
The Larder is a social enterprise in Preston. We promote food that’s healthy, local, seasonal and low waste. We work through a cafe and catering business, food academy and network of Lancashire farmers and producers.
The Larder aims to raise awareness and educate people about a range of food issues from food poverty to food waste, from sustainable catering practices to procurement. We develop and deliver courses, workshops and lectures to groups and individuals and offer a consultancy service to public and private organisations.
178 Holmfield Road
Contact: Dianne Tew
Tel: 07799 711337
A not for profit organisation with a strong commitment to communities and society focused on helping create economic and social value through enterprise. We are a small but perfectly formed community interest company with many years of leadership and enterprise experience and great passion for what we do.
Our experiences, skills and wisdom being built-up through running businesses and working with hundreds of start-ups, in particular micro-businesses and the third sector.
We deliver practical workshops providing guidance and creative solutions that help business, non profits, communities and individuals, get unstuck and move forwards.
10-12 Oakham Court
Contact: Valerie Wise
Tel: 01772 201601
Preston Domestic Violence Services is the first organisation in Preston which exists solely to support adults and children experiencing (or having experienced) Domestic Violence.
193 Bolton Road
Contact: Kasira Ahmed
Tel: 01254 265163
Newground CIC is an exciting social enterprise delivering professional services in a competitive marketplace. We deliver services in community support and training, employment, environment and health & safety compliance, flood resilience, landscape architecture and grounds maintenance.
Instead of our profits going to shareholders, they are donated to the charity Newground Together and distributed in the form of grants to environmental and community projects, so by choosing Newground, our customers are helping to drive positive social and environmental change.
Newground is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 ensuring we deliver quality services in a safe and sustainable way. Newground CIC is the wholly owned subsidiary of the charity Newground Together, a member of the Together Housing Group, a leading provider of quality affordable and modern homes for rent across the North of England.
21-23 Blackburn Road
Contact: Amber Wells
Tel: 0300 330 1354
Lancashire Women is a leading charity for women and girls in Lancashire with over 8500 women accessing their services over the past year and 31 active volunteers supporting delivery of their services. Their vision is where all women and girls in Lancashire are valued and treated as equals. Lancashire Women empower women and girls to be able to transform their lives by bringing them together to: find their voice, share experiences and understanding, develop their knowledge and skills and challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about them… so that they can have choices in becoming the individuals they want to be.
Through their network of female only centres, located across the county, they can help Lancashire Women:
- Improve mental health and emotional wellbeing
- Get advice on managing money, benefits and debt
- Improve skills, knowledge and gain employment
- Meet others and build friendships
- Life safer, happier and more positive lives
“My life has turned around because of the support I’ve received. I feel that a light bulb has been turned on.”
To contact Lancashire Women call 0300 330 1354, email TalkToUs@lancashirewomen.org or visit www.lancashirewomen.org to find your nearest centre.
Selnet’s Enterprise in Society Awards:
In 2018, Lancashire Women were named Lancashire’s Social Enterprise of the Year, and Sarah Harrison was also awarded the title of Volunteer of the Year. Lancashire Women then won the Large Social Enterprise category in 2019!
Office 3-4, Farington House
Lancashire Business Park
Contact: Darren Wright
Tel: 01772 299830
Active Lancashire is the strategic lead for Sport and Physical Activity in Lancashire. We connect with like-minded local organisations and individuals to help bring about active lifestyles. Nationally we are one of the many Sport England-led Active Partnerships that drive a sports delivery system across the country.
We believe that sport and physical activity have the power to influence behaviours and develop skills which can have a broader, positive impact on people’s lives.
Our work in leading and facilitating effective partnerships across the county from key influential decision makers, through to community grass roots organisations aims to encourage Lancashire residents to engage in sport and physical activity and lead a happy, more prosperous life.
Unit 128 Oyston Mill
Contact: Claire Moore
Tel: 01772 731024
A not-for-profit professional touring theatre company – specialising in writing and producing original dynamic live theatre. Often exploring important social issues; domestic abuse, teenage pregnancy, gun crime. Established in 1989 the company tours across the UK taking live theatre to community spaces improving access to the arts and utilising theatre for the education of all.