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.


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.


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.


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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 Bacup Family Centre  

Solutions – Community Youth Project – £10,000  

Rossendale, Bacup 

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.


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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