Successful Community Fund Grants 2023/2024

Accrington Christians Together

ACT Street Angels – £8,250


This project aims to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hyndburn. The project involves teams of trained volunteers providing patrols within the area to provide non-judgemental support to those most vulnerable.


Accrington Stanley Community Trust

Community Kickabouts – £9,500


Accrington Stanley Community Trust will provide 2 hours of free multi-sport in Spring Hill, Clayton-Le-Moors, Milnshaw, Central and Church and a session each evening through the school holidays (summer, October, Feb, Easter & May).


ACT at the Cheethams

SAFE – £9,804

Blackburn with Darwen

The Commissioner has awarded funding to ACT at the Cheethams for additional weekend drop in sessions for young people to be supported in Blackburn with Darwen.


Al-Ansaar Welfare and Education

Empowering Communities – £7,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Al-Ansaar to carry out workshops discussing ASB, its harms and positive ways young people can use their time, as well as providing sports tournaments and other recreational activities.


Bacup Family Centre

Solutions – Community Youth Project – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Bacup Family Centre who provide a range of activities for young people. The Bacup Family Centre work closely with the Neighbourhood.


Barlick First

Barlick First Youth Sessions – £9,560


The Commissioner has awarded Barlick First funding to develop a range of sessions for young people aged 11-19, identified through detached work these young people will be provided support.


BDS Training

BDS – Keeping Safe – £9,280

West Lancashire, Skelmersdale

The project is based on a bespoke learning programme designed specially to meet these priorities and targeting young people aged 12-18, taking 16 sessions to complete. The programme will follow 8 different units which link to the priorities listed above, all of the units are hands on and engaging, incorporating art and music, role play.


Beacon Rossendale

Beacon Shed at the Whitaker – Keeping Safe and Secure – £3,490.66


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Beacon Rossendale to extend their CCTV system and provide additional safety measures.


Blackburn BID – Newground CIC (Accountable Body for Blackburn BID)

Operation BAUBle (Blackburn Against Unacceptable Behaviour) – £6,002.50

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn BID have received funding for Operation BAUBle, a partnership project comprising of:

– 365+ hours of security patrols covering the BID area which includes 3 retail parks.


Blackpool Council

Operation Turnaround – £10,000


Their project will involve 2 key strands to tackle anti-social behaviour in Blackpool:

1) Early Prevention via detached youth work in the key wards.

2) Targeted Diversion via multi-agency partners.


Blackpool FC Community Trust

Tower Above – £10,000


This project will allow Blackpool FC Community Trust to increase capacity for their Tower Above programme allowing for further support for Blackpool’s young people and will allow for more young people to have a positive role model through one-to-one mentoring.


Blackpool Stanley Rugby League Club

Community Reach Out – £8,040


Blackpool Stanley Rugby League want to create an option for young people to become involved in structured activity outside of school time and divert them away from ASB and more criminal activity.

They want to run rugby league coaching sessions for young people in these neighbourhoods (where facilities exist) on a regular basis, create an interest in sport amongst young people and create a purpose for them by developing teams for them at our club.


Bodies in Motion

Positive Directions – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Bodies in Motion to provide evening and out of school sessions for young people in the Pendle area.


Burnley FC in the Community

It’s Your Turf – £10,000


Burnley FC in the Community want to expand ‘It’s Your Turf’, enabling 30 vulnerable and at-risk young people to benefit from this targeted intervention of mentoring and one to one support which incorporates offending behaviour sessions and education. ‘It’s Your Turf’ offers a mentoring package, which incorporates a holistic approach to tackling violence displayed by young people aged 10-17 years, alongside accessible, community sport, delivered in locations accessible and known to young people.


Burnley Leisure & Culture Group

Active Streets – £10,000


With this project they aim to tackle anti-social behaviour among young people by providing sports activities on Tuesday evenings from Gannow Community Centre and Saturday evenings from Prairie Sports Village over a 33 week period.

They will reach out to schools and parents, and offer incentives to encourage young people to participate and stay engaged.

By providing positive sports activities, they hope to keep young people engaged and active during a time when they might otherwise be more likely to engage in anti-social behaviour.


Burnley Rugby Club

Ready for Rugby – £3,057


The Commissioner awarded funding to Burnley Rugby Club to provide sessions designed to encourage and support young people to participate in activities and divert them from ASB.


Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service – Health and Wellbeing for Children and Families

Health and Wellbeing for Children and Families – £10,000

Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale

This project aims to provide support for children and young people through a number of different ways. They will work with young people aged 8-18, establish their needs and those of the family to provide bespoke action plans to meet their needs.


Certain Curtain Theatre Company

Lady in Red – Domestic Abuse Project – £2,600

Pan Lancashire

The Commissioner has awarded funding to Certain Curtain Theatre Company to deliver live theatre performances in community venues to the public and practitioners. This is with the aim of educating people around the impact of abusive relationships.


Chorley Borough Council

Operation Sunshine – £3,228


Chorley Borough Council would like to offer three, two-hour diversionary sessions per week for six weeks in the school holidays.

Holiday Sessions will run as follows:

  • Every Wednesday 5-7pm – Clayton Green Sports Centre
  • Every Friday 5-7pm – Devonshire RD Rec, Chorley

Every Sunday 4-6pm – Westway sports hub


Chorley Borough Council

‘Get SAVI’ (Licensing Accreditation Scheme for Chorley) – £5,000


Chorley Council in its role as the Licensing Authority has been working closely with licensed premises in the Town Centre over the past 12 months to support and encourage take-up in an engaged and proactive Pubwatch Scheme.


Chorley and South Ribble Borough Council

IMPACT – £10,000

Chorley and South Ribble

The Commissioner has awarded funding to Chorley and South Ribble Council to deliver both the C.E.L.L.S and Natural High projects within local schools.


City Church Preston

Perimeter Fencing – £8,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to City Church Preston to install fencing to part of the site – this is with the aim of preventing the use of illicit drugs and their distribution on their land.


Clayton Amateur Boxing and Community Club

Box Champion – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Clayton Amateur Boxing and Community Club to roll out the Empire Fighting Chance Box Champions programme with the intent to break down the barriers for young people who need it most.


Colne Youth Action Group

CYAG Holiday Club Extension – £10,000


This project will provide additional weeks of Colne Youth Action Groups “Fun Vibes, Cool Lives” HAF club within half terms and will include the additional benefit of SEND provision within this extension.


Community Network and Outreach Services CIC

CNOS Youth Initiative – £10,000

South Ribble

The Commissioner has awarded funding to Community Network and Outreach Services CIC to provide targeted, non-formal, educational sessions for young people. These sessions will be addressing, highlighting, and defining the issues faced by these young people.


Empowerment Charity

Empowering Change – Youth Change Makers Projects – £9,599

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

The Youth Change Makers project aims to empower these young people to make and influence that changes they want to see. By upskilling 10 young people to be activists, champions, and organisers they not only develop skills and feel a sense of achievement but also widen and strengthen efforts to prevent gender-based violence among young people.  Each young person will be supported to engage and inspire 15 of their peers in their education setting.



Green Festival Workshops – £4,500

Lancaster and Morecombe

The Commissioner has awarded funding to Escape2Make to provide workshops and creative programmes in line with their Green Festival Project.


Flowhesion Foundation

Hugs Not Drugs – £10,000


The ‘Hugs not Drugs’ project has been co-designed and co-produced with young people. The young people agreed on the content of the workshop.

The purpose of this project is to make young people aware of the effects of drugs and the wider ramifications, exploitations, and consequences of being involved in its supply chain.

Led by experienced bi-lingual practitioners in the field, they will deliver a 4 hours workshop with 30 schools in Burnley.


Fishwick Rangers

Football Inclusion Project – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to the Fishwick Rangers to deliver a football project identified by young people to help target ASB.


Fleetwood Town Community Trust

YEP (Youth Engagement Programme) – £9,720


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Fleetwood Town Community Trust to provide sports, activities, and workshops for young girls aged 12-18 years in the Wyre area.


Heath Charnock Parish Council

Adlington Youth Group – £1,568


The Commissioner has awarded Heath Charnock Parish Council funds to continue to offer their two-hour weekly youth sessions with a diverse set of activities that can be offered on an age-appropriate basis for young people ages 9-18.


Hyndburn Borough Council – CCTV

Shop Watch and Pub Watch – £7,180


The funding will support the purchase of new hand-held devices for speedy communication between the Police, Council and businesses.

The aim is around prevention of illegal / anti-social behaviour and the ability to warn other premises and record communications on incidents is so beneficial.


IMO Charity

Agaah – Awareness – £9,950

Blackburn with Darwen

The Commissioner has awarded funding to IMO Charity to run a road safety awareness programme with their parents and young people.


Kirkham Town Council

Playground and Ginnel CCTV – £10,000


This project will allow Kirkham Town Council to install a fit for purpose CCTV system that will assist the constabulary with investigations and allow for better identification of potential suspects.


Lancashire Youth Challenge  

Restore – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Lancashire Youth Challenge to deliver a 12-month programme of staff training and youth engagement initiatives designed to reduce ASB on site at the Bus Station and in Preston City Centre.


Lancaster BID

Cracking Down on Crime in Lancaster – £10,000


Funding will be given and used for a 12-month period to pay for the BID Warden contract to be further extended from the current 5 to a 7 day per week service. This would ensure a constant visible deterrent to ASB in the city centre. It would also mean two Wardens would work on a rota ensuring cover is available during any periods of absence from someone who is already a familiar face and knows the most prolific offenders.


Lancaster City Council

Morecombe Town Centre CCTV – £10,000

Lancaster and Morecombe

This project will allow for the purchase of 6 4G cameras across Morecombe Promenade.


Lancaster City Council

Westgate and Mainway CCTV – £10,000


Lancaster City Council have been awarded funding to install 10 4G cameras in Morecombe.


Lancaster City Council

Bystander Awareness – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Lancaster City Council to deliver their Bystander Training programme within their university and licensed premises locations.


Longridge Community Action

Friday Night Youth Club – £10,000

Ribble Valley, Longridge Town Centre

Longridge Community Action will run a yearlong project to tackle anti-social behaviour through prevention, diversion, and intervention. They will do this by establishing a youth club session to give young people aged 13-17 (or school years 9, 10 and 11) something to do on a weekend evening.


Maundy Relief

Anger and Emotional Awareness Programme – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Maundy Relief to empower young people who are experiencing anger issues, by exploring their behaviours in a safe environment and giving them the tools to make better choices.


Nature Warriors

New Centre Support – £9,850


This project will provide workshops for young people, including 10 modules based on the ‘Fight For Peace’ programme model and the integration of martial arts to tackle anti-social behaviour within the community.


Ormskirk Street Pastors

Ormskirk Street and Schools Pastors 2023 – £4,000 

West Lancashire 

Alongside supporting vulnerable people within the night-time economy Ormskirk Street Pastors support vulnerable young people.

Funding will contribute towards the training, 1-1 sessions and supplies.


Oswaldtwistle Immanuel Cricket Club  

CCTV Installation – £1,371


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Oswaldtwistle Immanuel Cricket Club to install CCTV that will provide a deterrent against future incidents and provide evidence where needed.


Participation Works NW

Inspire Youth – £10,000 


Participation Works NW want to develop a newly designed and fully equipped van, reaching many different areas of the town including rural and built-up areas such as the Town Centre, housing estates as well as parks and other hotspot areas young people gather.

The van will have educational resources, internet enabled tablets and outdoor sports equipment helping them to engage and support young people.


Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors  

Preston Street Pastors – £10,000 


This project will support Preston and South Ribble Street Pastors to carry our patrols within the Preston area and support vulnerable people they come across.


Quwaat Education Centre  

Teen Zone – £9,075


The Commissioner has awarded funding to Quwaat Education Centre to deliver a multifaceted positive impact project addressing social issues, youth empowerment, community cohesion, and education and awareness.


RAFT – Residents Association of Farringdon and Thirlmere (Preston, Lancashire)

Early Intervention (Farringdon Park Youth Club) – £7,755


Funding will support early intervention with the young people to maintain their morale and good behaviour and reduce anti-social behaviour in the Farringdon Park and surrounding local area.

They will work to discourage a gang culture from developing by providing positive opportunities within a safe community centre for the youths to participate in.


Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership  

CCTV Network – Tackling ASB, SOC and Dangerous Driving – £8,000 

Ribble Valley  

The Commissioner has awarded funding to Ribble Valley Community Safety Partnership for the installation of a CCTV network within multiple Parishes of Ribble Valley.



SafeNet ISVA Service to support Sexual Violence Victim/Survivors – £9,900

Pan Lancashire

Safenet Domestic Abuse Services provide specialist, dedicated support to victims of domestic abuse. The Commissioner’s funding will support auxiliary costs related to ISVA support.


Spring into Action

Spring into Safe Relationships – £10,000

Pan Lancashire

Spring into Action will provide workshops for targeted young people with disabilities. Workshops will focus on dating, staying safe and getting ready for intimate relationships.


St Annes on the Sea Town Council  

Summer Activity Sessions (SAS) – £10,000 


The Commissioner has awarded funding to St Annes on the Sea Town Council to implement a summer activity scheme aimed at building a positive connection with youths in St Annes.


St George the Martyr Church

George’s Kitchen Homeless Feeding Project – £10,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to St George the Martyr Church to extend their Encounter service to a general open door policy for rough sleepers.


Stanley Skate Park

Stanley Park Skate Park – Purpose Built Concrete Skate Park Lighting Scheme – £10,000


Anti-social behaviour was a common issue at the old skate park facility in Blackpool’s Stanley Park. The new facility which will be space of young people along with other members of the community has been developed to remove the hidden features where ASB takes place.

The funding awarded is to purchase and install a purpose designed flood light system with the aim to design out crime.


Tanterton Village Centre

CCTV Upgrade – £2,152.42  


The Commissioner has provided funding to Tanterton Village Centre to install CCTV with the aim of tackling anti-social behaviour.


The 180 Programme CIC

Youth Crew 180 – £10,000

East Lancashire

The 180 Project proposes to use a CrossFit programme aimed at providing a structured and supportive environment where young people can develop physical, mental, and emotional strength.

The funding will support the 180 Programme to reach out and engage with 15 new young boys.


The Fit Mill

Young People’s 11-17 Weekly Exercise Sessions – £9,800

Blackburn with Darwen

The Commissioner has awarded funding to The Fit Mill to deliver structured/coached sessions to build confidence, teamwork skills and collaboration with young people in the Blackburn with Darwen area.


The Boathouse Youth  

The Boathouse Youth – £10,000  


The Commissioner has awarded funding to the Boathouse Youth for the upgrade of their existing CCTV network.


The Salvation Army

Crossroads – £4,000 


The project aims to upgrade current CCTV pointing onto the main road (Empress Street) around the centre as well as installing further CCTV on the back alleys where the anti-social behaviour is taking place (near Russia Street).


The Trinity Parish  

No More Knives Campaign – £9,000


The Commissioner has awarded funding to The Trinity Parish to provide lessons and assemblies that equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to say no to knives.


Wigan Athletic Community Trust  

Football in the Community – £9,600 

West Lancashire

Wigan Athletic Community Trust received funding for weekly football and sport sessions in the heart of Digmoor and Tanhouse, in hotspot locations identified by the local police and council.

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