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Vote for your favourite East Lancashire cause
1:57pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
THE voting is underway as 17 worthy East Lancashire causes compete for a share of £250,000 of lottery cash.
In June, we invited grant applications after revealing that we had teamed up with the Big Lottery Fund to give out the money across the newspaper’s readership area Almost 70 organisations applied for grants from the Lancashire Telegraph Community Cash Awards of between £10,000 and £30,000, and a shortlist of 17 has been drawn up.
Over the next two weeks, readers will have the chance to vote for their favourite project, which will be prof-iled each day until the end of next week.
To vote, readers must follow instructions and use the form below. The form will be printed each night until September 21.
After the votes are counted, successful groups selected to receive Lancashire Telegraph Community Cash Awards will be revealed during the week beginning September 30.
- Age UK Lancashire (Number 1) wants £17,452 to establish a dementia-friendly community garden as an exten-sion of its specialist Dementia Day Support Service.
An unused piece of land behind the day centre build-ing will be transformed to provide a therapeutic envir-onment for people with dem-entia, and their carers.
The development will be in collaboration with local sch-ools to encouarage links and better understanding of dementia, while ongoing maint-enance of the garden will provide volunteering opp-ortunities.
The application says: “The therapeutic benefits of nature, and access to nature, have proved to be helpful in supporting people who can get distressed within a building. There is strong evidence to suggest that people with dementia ben-efit from opportunities to walk and that aggression and anxiety is reduced.”
- Audley Community Jun-ior School, Blackburn, (Number 2), in conjunction with St Thomas’ Junior School and St Matthew’s Junior School, has bid for £27,580 which it will use for three ground improvement projects to create at least five different habitats. The facilities will be shared among the three schools, allowing children to experience, study and understand the different types of habitat.
The habitats will be grassland, an orchard, managed food growing spaces, a woodland and a pond. After-school sessions will be delivered by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire to teach the children how to best use the facilities, and the schools will start clubs to use the new facilities and involve parents, and the wider community, in projects where possible.
Over the next two weeks, readers will have the chance to vote for their favourite project out of the 17 which will be profiled.
Readers must follow instructions and use the form printed in the Lancashire Telegraph. The form will be printed each day until September 21.
After the votes are counted successful groups selected to receive Lancashire Telegraph Community Cash Awards will be revealed during the week beginning September 30.
The line-up of shortlisted bids is:
1 Age UK Lancashire Burnley (£17,452)
For a community garden as an extension of specialist Dementia Day Support Service
2 Audley Community School (£27,580)
With two other junior schools to redevelop land to create habitats for children to learn about the natural environment
3 Clitheroe Youth Forum (£30,000)
For a relaxing fishing lake designed and created with Pendle View Fisheries by and for young people of all ages and disabilities
4 Burnley Home Improvement Agency (£26,828)
To provide a service to enhance the home security of vulnerable people to reduce crime and make them feel safer
5 Community Solutions North West (£19,982)
To further develop a food-bank with a difference in Burnley using trained volunteers to supply provisions and help clients
6 Crossroads East Lancashire (£12,581)
To set up in Blackburn with Darwen a singing group for those living with dementia and their carers and offer support
7 Proffitts CIC (£20,000)
Rossendale project working with wounded ex-armed forces personnel and the local community to take part in mountain biking activities
8 Travel Assist Services (£10,120)
To provide affordable, professional, accessible community transport for elderly and disabled people across East Lancashire
9 Rhyddings B and E School (£27,000)
To buy range of specialist bikes for disabled and able bodied people of all ages to enable them to become more active
10 Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team (£30,000)
Funding to replace their crucial search control vehicle used in searches and rescues
11 St Mary’s CE Primary School, Rawtenstall (£18,160)
To establish an outdoor parent/toddler group within an enclosed safe woodland area of school grounds
12 Alltogether Social Trust (£15,380)
Helping Hands Project in Blackburn and Darwen to alleviate the effects disability can have on the whole family
13 Sophie Lancaster Foundation (£29,000)
Extend anti-bullying and violent prejudice project to encompass school pupils aged from 7 to 19 (25 if vulnerable)
14 Youth Action Enterprise, Blackburn (£27,417)
Help young people to consider setting up their own business as an alternative to other forms of employment
15 Early Break (£30,000)
Early intervention, street-based drug/alcohol help service for under 21s to be delivered as outreach service across East Lancashire
16 Under 17s Motor Club (£16,875)
To help educate young riders and drivers by road safety education to 13-15 year-olds in schools and 14-19s in youth groups
17 East Lancs Hospice (£13,500)
Replace old, unreliable van used to collect donations, deliver goods to its furniture shop, dispose of rubbish and take donations to shops
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