Funding available for Community Groups in Lancashire

Skelmersdale West County Cllr Julie Gibson, Shadow Lead Member for Economic Regeneration, has welcomed the announcement of the opening of the Local Initiative Fund (LIF) for 2017/2018. The Fund is open for bids across Lancashire and over £177,000 is available across the 12 districts. The LIF Scheme provides the opportunity for third sector groups and … Read more

Funding to support work in local communities

Lancashire County Council is encouraging groups from the voluntary, community and faith sector to apply for a grant to support their work. The county council’s Local Initiative Fund (LIF) 2017/18 has opened for applications, with more than £177,000 available in total across all 12 Lancashire districts. Funding for each district has been shared out based … Read more

Young people rewarded with sports equipment for brand new project

Volunteers supporting a brand new project in Wigan have been rewarded for their efforts with £500 worth of sports equipment. Four of the 20 young people who took part in multi skills activator courses provided by Inspiring healthy lifestyles and StreetGames, were presented with the equipment for their work on the Fit and Fed programme at Westfield … Read more

LGA Unveils Housing Advisers Programme

The Local Government Association (LGA) has today unveiled the Housing Advisers Programme – a new scheme to help councils tackle local housing challenges The Programme, which funds the provision of an independent expert, is available to local authorities undertaking a specific project that delivers and plans for new homes, reduces homelessness, or helps councils generate … Read more

St Helens to take part in nationwide ‘Great Get Together event’

St Helens will join the rest of the United Kingdom in marking the one year anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s death by holding a ‘Great Get Together’ event in Victoria Park. Speaking out ahead of the anniversary on 16 June, Jo’s husband Brendan Cox has called on communities and neighbours to come together to celebrate … Read more

Government support for more than 19,000 victims of domestic abuse

Seventy-six projects across the country will receive a share of £20 million to support victims of domestic abuse. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has today (17 February 2017) confirmed that 76 projects across the country will receive a share of £20 million to support victims of domestic abuse, creating more than 2,200 new bed spaces in … Read more