New Fund for Social Improvement.

Any community groups in Blackpool looking for funding at the moment could have an answer right here. 

A new fund has been announced using money raised from the health lottery to fund local projects that aim to improve the area or develop strong connections between local communities.

Funding is available to not for profit groups who recieve less than £350k PA who are looking for funding from £5k – £50K for a 2 year project.

@We’re looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages. We’re also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have something in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area, but they must live close enough to each other to meet up regularly.” 

John Hume, Chief Executive, People’s Health Trust, says: “We’re looking to support ideas designed and run by local people which help create even stronger links and ties within communities. Whether it’s a women’s volunteering group run by and for Bengali women; a computer skills support group run for and by older people; support for local people to become community organisers; or young people living with mental ill-health wishing to address access to work issues or discrimination, we’re interested to hear about it.



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