Grants Awarded 2015

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Preston Pirates, Preston

The Commissioner has awarded £2000 to Preston Pirates to support the Fishwick Festival of Fun. This project will provide a range of stimulating sporting activties for young people on a Friday/Saturday night on Fishwick Community Park. The Fishwick Festival of Fun will help contribute to the reduction in anti-social behaviour.

Larches and Savick PACT Partnership, Preston

Larches and Savick PACT Partnership has secured a grant of £1250 for the maintenance and upgrade of their CCTV equipment.

Freestyle Urban Soccer, Chorley

The Urban Skate project will provide young people a chance to take part in a range of diversionary activities on a Saturday night in the new Adlington skate park. This project bwill run for 12 weeks and has secrued a grant of £2464.

Certain Curtain Theatre Company, Lancaster

The Commissioner has awarded £2200 to The Certain Curtain Theatre Company for their theatre project “Mockingbird High” which they will perform in schools to educate children and young people and therefore will develop a deeper understanding into the complex issues of Domestic Violence.

Friends of Highfield Road Park, Blackpool

Friends of Highfield Road Park secured a grant of £1035 towards the installation of “spinners” on the Pavilion Building in Highfield park to stop youths being able to climb up onto the roof.

The Friends of Rose School, Burnley

The Friends of Rose School received £2000 towards a weekend away at Tower Wood where they will work and engage with a group of young people regarding a wide range of issues (Illegal substances, Child Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Abuse)

Ormskirk Street Pastors

The Commissioner awarded £1000 to the Ormskirk Street Pastors who will partol the streets of Ormskirk on a Friday and Saturday Evening (between 10pm and 3am) and ensure those who need assistance, receive it. For example, people who have misused drugs and/or alcohol.

West Lancs Ark, Skelmersdale

The Acorn Project has secured a grant of £1200 for their 6 month project, in which they will work with ex-offenders, to try and encourage them to re-engage with the community by giving the opportunity to make positive changes in their life.

Callon Kids Community Club, Preston

Callon Kids Community Club were awarded £1,700 to run a Positive Activities Programme over 4 weeks in the school holidays (3 days a week). The activities programme is aimed at children within Callon, Fishwick and St Mathews.

eQuality Time, Central Lancashire

The Commissioner awarded £1,760 to a literacy intervention that works with groups, particularly young people at the risk of offending. The book ‘camp’ will last one week (full-time) and during this week, young people will create a novel. On the Friday afternoon their novel will be published and they will receive printed copies of their books several days later.

Friends of Eastpines Park, Blackpool

Friends of Eastpines park were awarded £2,000 to run free football training sessions in Eastpines Park on a Monday and Friday night (for 12 months) for young people (aged 7-19years).

Mill Hill Community Football Club, Blackburn with Darwen

Mill Hill Community Football Club secured a £500 grant to purchase a mower and strimmer to allow them to carry on running their football teams.

Sports Opportunity Foundation, Preston

The Commissioner awarded £1,000 towards a stimulating multi-sports project for young people (aged 12-18 years), 4 days a week for a 5 week period.

Sweeney’s Multi-sports, Accrington

Sweeney’s Multi-sports secured a  grant of £2,000 towards a free multi-sports project which will run one evening per week for boys and girls aged between the ages of 10 – 17 at Springhill Primary School.

Broadgate Residents Action Group, Preston

Broadgate residents action group were awarded £2,500 to work with the top 10 most vulnerable young people for a 12 week period. This includes mentoring and coaching sessions, monthly parent and family support sessions and trips out of the area which will be earned through good behaviour.

Eagles Wings, Preston

Eagles Wings secured a grant of £1,200. Eagles Wings help empower victors of domestic abuse by offering recovery based activities. They will run activity sessions twice a week, for 3 hours. Each session will hold 3 different activities. Activities include sewing, card making etc. Eagles Wings aims to provide support for women, helping them regain their confidence in a positive, private environment.

Lancashire Sports and Arts Foundation, Preston

Lancashire Sports and Arts Foundation were awarded £2,000 to deliver a range of stimulating and enriching activities, such as sports/physical as well as arts/cultural development activities during a 12 week programme to young people between 12-18 years.

Larks in the Park Youth Committee, Lancaster

Larks in the Park Committee secured a grant of £1,960 towards their Arts in the Park you led music festival taking place on 28th June, 2015. Larks in the Park Youth Committee wish to provide workshops to a number of young people. Workshops will be held by young people mentoring other youngsters.

South Shore Cricket Club, Blackpool

South Shore Cricket Club were awarded £2,000 towards their multi-sports community development programme which will work with young people aged 12-19 over a 10 week period (3 days a week) in some of Blackpool’s most deprived local parks.

Summer Fun for All, Darwen

Summer Fun for All were awarded £1,300 towards their 2 days of open access activities such as Archery, high ropes, bouncy slide etc. to the young people of Darwen.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Fylde

AFC Fylde have been awarded £1,800 to provide 6 weeks of sporting activities at a number of parks and venues that have been identified as ASB hotspots by the local CSP.

Clitheroe Youth Forum, Ribble Valley

Clitheroe Youth Forum were awarded £2,190 towards thier Water Activities Project which is a scheme which will target young people aged 10-13 years old who are known to be involved in ASB and engage them in a mix of community clean-up activities and water based sport activities.

Friends of Hope Street, Fylde

The Commissioner awarded £1,900 towards the Hope Street Community Youth Festival which will provide 6 weeks of sporting activity at Hope Street Park through two qualified coaches.

Sir Tom Finney Football School, Preston

£2,500 was awarded to the Sir Tom Finney Football Summer School which provides coaching for young people from Larches, Savick and Ingol wards and provides diversionary activities during the summer holiday period. Young people are also encouraged to develop their coaching skills in preparation for applying for formal coaching qualifications.

Blackpool and Fylde Street Angles, Blackpool

Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels are working in partnership with ROC, a national charity that works for safer, kinder communities. ROC is holding a “ROC Blackpool 2 years on” event and Blackpool and Fylde Street Angels have secured a grant of £2,433 to run a ROC Cafe Youth Project throughout.

Dig In North West CIC, Preston

Dig in offer peer support groups to military veterans where they can talk and participate in activities such as construction. Dig In have been awarded £1,200 to purchase more materials to offer a wider variety of activities and also increase the attendance and group sessions.

RELEASE into Victory, Preston

RELEASE into Victory have been awarded £2,500 towards their Angel Gifts project. RELEASE into Victory offer 1:1 informal, emotional support to adults (18+) who have experienced or been affected by sexual abuse. They make products to sell in order to bring in money to fund the 1:1 sessions.

The Fylde Sports Trust, Fylde/Blackpool

The Fylde Sports Trust have secured a grant of £2,400 towards their ‘Think with your feet programme’ which is a mentally stimulating 15 week football programme targeted at adults with mental health conditions (19 years+).

Volunteer Burnley, Pendle

The Commissioner has awarded £1,540 to Volunteer Burnley for their Active Streets project. They will provide young people (under 14 years) with a range of diversionary activities.

Clayton Youth Centre, Hyndburn

Clayton Youth Centre secured a grant of £1,009 to send a youth worker on a professionally recognised maintenance course. This youth worker will then be able to hold sessions at the Youth Centre to help young people fix/maintain their equipment (bikes, scooters etc.) Also, if the young people attend sessions they could gain accredited qualifications.

Reformed for Life

The Commissioner has awarded £2,500 to RFL for their Knife, Drugs and Youth Crime Prevention where they will provide workshops to vulnerable youngsters in order to educate them on the obvious and hidden dangers of violent, gun and gang crime. This is a 5 week programme which will also offer 1:1 mentoring support throughout.

Rhyddings Park Neighbourhood Watch, Hyndburn

A grant of £1, 410 was provided to Rhyddings Park Neighbourhood Watch, a scheme established over 10 years ago to combat ASB. Rhyddings Park Neighbourhood Watch will purchase and install a new CCTV system which will also meet the image quality levels needed for evidence requirement.

Blackpool Musical School, Blackpool

The Commissioner provided Blackpool Musical School with £2,476 to provide a choice of instrument lessons, studio time and DJ Mixing to young people.

The Lancashire Council of Mosques, Blackburn

£2,500 was granted to the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM) to provide a Hate Crime Line to BME and Muslim Communities of Lancashire to act as a third party reporting centre to help tackle Hate Crime.

Blackburn & Darwen Youth Awareness Project, Blackburn

Them Commissioner provided a grant of £2,000 for a Muslim Youth Awareness Project which will be a number of workshops to young people aged 10-16 years on Drug/Alcohol Awareness and Health Wellbeing in local mosques across Blackburn and Darwen.

Every Action has Consequences

£2,250 was provided to Every Action Has Consequences charity towards the re-development and re-design of their education pack. The pack is specifically designed for teachers and includes lesson plans, teachers notes, and a DVD to highlight the issues and consequences of binge drinking and violence to young people.

Men Against Violence, Preston

The Commissioner granted £1,260 to Men Against Violence who will hold workshops to people over the age of 16 to explore the issues of abuse and gender through group discussion and song writing. As well as holding workshops, Men Against Violence is also holding a separate music gig. The evening will include performers and guest speakers as well as leaflets on violence against women being distributed.

St Oswald’s Parochial Church Council, Blackburn

1,500 was provided to St Oswald’s Parochial Church Council for the purchase and installation of CCTV equipment for their building which is used by both children and young people for diversionary activities. The building and surroundings have been a target of minor vandalism.

Tanhouse Morris Dancers, Skelmersdale

The Commissioner provided £2,500 to the Tanhouse Morris Dancers towards their dresses and equipment which allow them to train and compete around the North West.

The Leyland Project, South Ribble

The Commissioner provided £2,500 towards the Leyland Project which runs  50 weeks of the year and offers diversionary activities to both children and young people. They run a Cool Kidz Club for 8-11 year olds and youth sessions for 12-19 year olds.

The Rotary Club of Fleetwood, Wyre

Since 2009, The Rotary Club of Fleetwood has held an organised bonfire and firework display on the 5th November. They wish to make the event bigger and better this year. The Commissioner provided £2,500 towards the event.

Burnley Wood Community Centre, Burnley

£2,482 was provided to Burnley Wood Community Centre to provide 2 weekly sessions of football and dodge ball over a 20 week period.

West End Development Residents Group, Lancaster

West End Development Residents Group were awarded £1,076 towards there Let’s Get Active Project. This is a 12 month project which provides weekly sports and skills sessions to up to 40 young people over the age of 7. Activities include Archery, Trampolining, Gymnastics and many more.

Volunteer in Brazil, East Lancashire

The Commissioner awarded £2,325 towards the Human Trafficking Awareness Raising Action Group Project.

Youth Base Action Group, Fylde

£2,400 was awarded to the Youth Base Action Group towards the running of a youth club for youngsters aged 7-14 on a Tuesday and Thursday evening.

Double R Arts, South Ribble

The Commissioner awarded £1,584 to Double R Arts for their What If? Project. This is a 12 week programme for 10 – 12 young people aged 11- 14 years. The project will teach young people the dangers of being ‘online’. Young people will take part in workshops, learning about e-safety, from bullying online to Child Sexual Exploitation. After numerous workshops the Young People will create and perform a piece of drama called ‘What If’ which will explore online safety. The drama will be performed to other youngsters aged 11-14 in youth clubs in the South Ribble area.

Nelson Football Club, Pendle

£2,000 was awarded to Nelson FC in the Community to deliver a 18 week stimulating multi-sports programme for young people aged 12-18 years.

Piggy Park Community Garden Association, Hyndburn

£2,100 was provided to the PPCGA towards the installation of a security fence round the front of the site to enclose it and allowed controlled access to the site which is used by community groups for regular organised activities.

Skelmersdale Action For Youth (S.A.Y), West Lancashire

The Commissioner provided £2,500 to S.A.Y to deliver a number of diversionary activities which will engage young people across the town.

Tanterton Village Centre Limited, Preston

£1,312 was provided to Tanterton Village Centre for towards the upgrade of their CCTV system on their building which currently holds many community activities such as a Youth Club, Baby and Toddler Group and an Over 55’s friendship group.

Three Leaves, Fylde

The Commissioner granted £2,500 towards the Male Abuse Peer Support (M.A.P.S) group which offers 121 services to men who are victims of any form of abuse. Support includes peer groups, 121 counselling and a buddy service.

Fylde Football Together, Fylde

£2,400 has been granted to Fylde Football Together to run weekly walking football session to vulnerable adults over a 40 week period.


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