When news happens, text LT and your photos and videos to 80360. Or contact us by email or phone.
School and therapy trust among 17 worthy causes bidding for grants
VOTES are being cast as 17 worthy East Lancashire causes compete for a share of £250,000 of lottery cash.
In June, we invited grant applications after revealing 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.
For the rest of this week, readers will have the chance to vote for their favourite project, which will be profiled 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 Saturday.
After votes are counted, successful groups selected to receive Lancashire Telegraph Community Cash Awards will be revealed during the week beginning September 30.
The Sophie Lancaster Foundation (number 13) has applied for £29,000 to develop its educational resources to encompass pupils aged seven to 19.
The SOPHIE Anti-bullying/Hate crime programme will include researching, developing, piloting and producing a resource focused on primary school-aged pupils. The foundation’s work with young offenders will be enhanced to increase the understanding of the impact on victims of prejudice-based crimes.
The work will be developed and delivered within schools, colleges and through young offenders teams.
The foundation will bring all the work together to showcase it at an Alternative SOPHIE Anti-bullying/Hate crime conference’ in Blackburn.
It is hoped the programme will benefit those who take part by generating better understanding of the impact of appearance-based bullying.
Youth Action Enterprise Blackburn (number 14) has applied for £27,417 to create a club helping young people to start their own business.
The Enterprise Club will provide youngsters with access to assistance, guidance and a place on a specific enterprise funding programme, a certified course in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
The course has the potential to lead to full investment, ongoing peer support and mentoring, regular networking meetings and free business incubator space.
This programme will offer the opportunity for young people in Lancashire to seriously consider setting up their own business as a credible and realistic alternative to other forms of employment.
They are looking in particular to help those young people who who are not in education, employment or training.
Comments are closed on this article.