Grants Awarded 2016

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Fylde Together

The Commissioner awarded £2,400 to Fylde Together for the Positive Blackpool Project. Fylde Together will run a 10 week multi-sports programme in 3 different high risk ASB locations, 2 evenings per week (Wednesday & Friday). Diversionary activities will include football, dodge ball, netball, handball and many more.

Dosti BME Forum, Chorley

£2,377 has been awarded to Dosti BME Forum for the Youth Integration and Community Cohesion project. Dosti BME Forum will provide young people aged 12-19, 3 months access to a youth club which will provide a range of activities. Two staff members will also take youngsters on planned trips out of the area.

Newrad Fisheries Club, Blackburn with Darwen

Newrad Fisheries Club will hold an open day in which youngsters will be able to take part in angling taster sessions to encourage Young People to take up a sporting activity. Other activities will also be available on the day and stalls from local groups i.e. scouts, dancing and sports groups will be in attendance to showcase what they can offer to Young People.

Corporation Park Bowling Association, Blackburn

Corporation Park Bowling Association was awarded £820 to hold an open day and invite young people in the local community to learn about the outdoor activity. After the open day they will invite youngsters to take part in 8 free taster sessions to encourage participation in the sport.

Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme, Preston

The Commissioner awarded £1,500 to Fishwick Rangers to provide a holiday scheme during the Easter holidays for 40 targeted youths. Young people will take part in a range of exciting activities.

Westview Football Team, Fleetwood

A grant of £2,500 has been awarded to Westview Football Team towards the development of a residents football team. Westview Football Team will also develop a junior mixed team for local youths which will involve weekly training sessions.

Greater Preston Sports Group, Preston

The Commissioner awarded £2,400 towards  the Greater Preston Sports project, where the will deliver 2 sessions of football per week on a Monday & Wednesday to targeted youngsters.

Barrowford Cricket Club, Pendle

The Commissioner awarded £2,500 to Barrowford Cricket Club towards the repair and security of the club house due to being a target of vandalism.

Lancashire Youth Challenge, Lancaster

£810 has been awarded to Lancashire Youth Challenge for the National 3 Peak Challenge 2016. LYC will work with 50 hard to reach young people and offer a 36 week training and personal development programme in order to prepare the youngster to tackle the National 3 Peak Challenge.

The Free Project, Blackburn with Darwen

The Commissioner awarded The Free Project with a grant of £1,530. The Free Project offers a ‘Soup Kitchen’ event on Sunday Evenings. The hostel also opens up three afternoons per week to vulnerable young women & men to offer internet/job searching and CV Creation facilities.

1st Upholland Scout Group, West Lancashire

£925 was awarded to 1st Upholland Scout Group to purchase a reliable, outdoor motor for a sailing boat. The scout group offer a range of outdoor water based diversionary activities to Young People in West Lancashire.

Clitheroe Youth Forum, Ribble Valley

The Commissioner awarded £2,000 to Clitheroe Youth Forum to provide positive activities to youngsters aged 11 – 15 years in particularly aimed to target females.

Fylde Sports Trust, Blackpool

£2,400 was awarded to Fylde Sports Trust to run a 6 week diversionary activity project across various parks in Blackpool throughout September and October.

Lancashire Equalities Organisation, Rossendale

The Commissioner awarded £2,230 to Lancashire Equalities Organisation to deliver a range of activities that will support female victims of the BME Community to heal, recover and gain confidence through group sessions and peer mentoring.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Fylde

£2,400 has been awarded to the AFC Community Foundation to provide young people with diversionary activities over the summer holiday period.

Lancashire Sports and Arts Foundation, Preston

The Commissioner awarded £2,400 to the Lancashire Sports and Arts Foundation to provide diversionary activities throughout August, September and October to young people in pre-identified parks.

Positive Opportunity Group, Wyre

£2,400 was awarded to Positive Opportunity Group to run a 12 week diversionary programme targeted at young people who are at the risk of taking part in criminal behaviour or at the risk of offending.

UR Potential, Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre

The Commissioner awarded £1,500 to UR Potential towards the Out & About Transgender Group project which will support young people who are struggling with their gender identity.

Blackpool Musical School, Blackpool

£2,500 was awarded to Blackpool Musical School to provide a 6 months music course to vulnerable young people.

Burscough Hub, West Lancashire

£875 was provided to Burschough hub to contribute to the Keeping Safe Online project. Burscough Hub will run online safety sessions to vulnerable adults in the community.

Friends of Hope Street Park, Fylde

The Commissioner awarded £2,400 to Friends of Hope Street Park to provide a range of extra diversionary activities targeting vulnerable youngsters within the community who are at the risk of committing crime.

Saheliyaan Asian Women’s Forum, Chorley

£1,740 was provided to Saheliyaan Asian Women’s Forum to purchase IT Equipment which will allow them to offer further support to victims of Domestic Abuse.

The Haythornwaite Sports Foundation, Blackpool

£1,200 was awarded to the Haythornwaite Sports Foundation to run a 12 week pilot programme in Blackpool to target vulnerable adults with mental health issues.

West Lancashire Skatepark Group, Fylde

The Commissioner awarded £2,400 to West Lancashire Skatepark Group to run 2 skateboarding sessions per week for 12 weeks across various parks in the Fylde district.

ACT, Blackburn with Darwen

The Commissioner awarded ACT 2,350 to run a range of volunteer led diversionary activities for children and young people focusing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Elswick Youth Club, Fylde

£2,500 was provided to Elswick Youth Club to provide 13 weeks of diversionary activities.

Men Against Violence, Preston

Men Against Violence was awarded £740 to run an event to raise awareness of Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking.

The Rotary Club of Fleetwood, Wyre

The Commissioner awarded £2,500 to the Fleetwood Firework Extravaganza, an organised bonfire and firework display. The event has run annually since 2009 which has resulted in a decrease of ASB incidents and deliberate fires around bonfire night.

West Lancs ARK, West Lancashire

£2,450 was awarded to West Lancs Ark to work with ex-offenders who have been released from Prison, the homeless and recovering substance misusers offering guidance, advice and support.

The Friendship Foundation, Lancashire

The Commissioner awarded £2,500 to allow 7 Romanian Officers to visit Lancashire during Modern Slavery Week.

Bodies in Motion, Pendle

£2,400 was provided to Bodies in Motion to develop a community garden which will offer accredited and non-accredited training and volunteering opportunities to vulnerable people who have engaged with some aspect of the Criminal Justice System.

Tanhouse Morris Dancers, West Lancashire

The Commissioner awarded £2,500 to the Tanhouse Morris Dancers to enable them to purchase dresses and equipment. The dance group train twice a week and compete in competitions around the North West.

The Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre & Football Club, Preston

£2,370 was awarded to the Soccer Centre to run weekly football sessions for children and young people. Young people also have the opportunity to take part in a coach’s scheme enabling them to gain qualifications.

St Luke’s Anglican Church, Pendle

£2,500 was awarded to St Luke’s Anglican Church to purchase and install CCTV around the Church and the Church Hall due to the grounds suffering repeat damage.

Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community, Lancaster

The Commissioner awarded the Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community £2,000 to run a month of activities to commemorate the Holocaust with the aim to help tackle ASB incidents and hate crimes that occur due to groups or individuals being perceived to be different.





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