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Tag: Community Action Fund

Theatre group helping tackle doorstep scammers with community funding

An East Lancashire based theatre group have created a performance which raises awareness about doorstep scams – and will be touring the area, engaging with those most vulnerable to becoming victims. The Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle has developed the project after initially delivering a pilot project to 70 older people, with support from local PCSOs. With support from the […]

26 February, 2020

Bike project helping build West Lancashire community

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised a project which is helping local people gain training and experience repairing bikes, with many going on to gain employment in West Lancashire. The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund has supported the vital work being done through the Skelmersdale scheme, helping deliver training which has seen people who may have been vulnerable, with nothing […]

19 February, 2020

Legal surgeries supporting community after Commissioner grant

An East Lancashire based project is helping provide legal advice and support to those who otherwise would not be able to access it, after a grant from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Delivered by Lancashire Collaborative Ministry in partnership with Lancaster University and the Open University, the sessions are initially scheduled to run for a three-month trial […]

12 February, 2020

Commissioner visits project helping young people get active through funding removed from criminals.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has seen first-hand how his Community Action Fund has supported the work of a Blackburn based community project – utilising money seized from criminals. The Billy Project Juniors builds on the work the project has already done across the Blackburn and Darwen area to build community links with individuals who may otherwise be vulnerable or […]

18 September, 2019

Over £25,000 given to community projects as £150k fund reopens

Over £25,000 of funding, recovered from criminals, has been provided to projects in Lancashire after the relaunch of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Ten schemes will deliver projects with support from the fund, which provides small grants of up to £3,000 to tackle local concerns which meet the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan priorities. In 2019/20, £150,000 […]

2 August, 2019

Commissioner’s fund supports Lancaster community hub

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has seen first-hand how funds from his Community Action Fund has helped to make a Lancaster community hub safer and tackle crime in the area by installing new state-of-the-art CCTV. After a number of incidents including damage to cars and theft from the building, Skerton Community Centre received almost £2,300 from the fund […]

19 July, 2019

Commissioner relaunches Community Fund utilising money recovered from criminals

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has relaunched his Community Action Fund, with £150k of funding recovered from criminals set to be invested back into communities across the county. Small grants of up to £3,000 will be provided to help groups tackle local concerns and deliver the Commissioner’s key priorities in his Police and Crime Plan. This builds on […]

30 May, 2019

Young people in employment and training thanks to Blackburn based project

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has praised a project which has helped people into employment, training, volunteering and other support. After receiving funding from his Community Action Fund, the Blackburn with Darwen Youth Awareness Project has helped at least ten into employment, ten into training and more have been signposted to training opportunities and other support services if needed, for […]

27 February, 2019

Over 2000 young people engaging every week in community sessions after funding

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner saw first-hand how a project is engaging over 2000 young people through weekly football sessions, with help from his Community Action Fund. Taking place in several locations across Fleetwood and the wider Wyre area, the sessions are designed to engage those who may otherwise not be engaged in their community. The sessions, which received £2500 […]

14 February, 2019

Commissioner visits project supporting homeless young people after community grant

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner saw first-hand how young homeless or potentially vulnerable people are being engaged in a project which is helping them build their lives, improve their skills and avoid getting involved in anti-social behaviour – all through the power of football. Run by Opportunity Sports Foundation, the 12 month project, which received £2,500 from the Community Action […]

3 July, 2018
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