Community grants total of over £17,000 given to projects in Preston

Posted on - 8th August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
The Wildlife Trust's Ponds Project wants to get young people involved in geography

The Wildlife Trust’s Ponds Project wants to get young people involved in geography

A range of community organisations and charities in Preston have received funding from Lancashire County Council.


Under the Local Initiative Fund for 2013-14 a number of projects to help communities across the city have been backed with grants of up to £5,000.

There were bids for projects across the city which totalled £97,631 to run but a budget of £19,299 was on offer.

County councillors choose to allocate £17,486 of it leaving a fund remaining to rollover to the next financial year of £1,813.

Youth Action, based in Blackburn, were funded to run activities for young people over a period of nine months. Their funding of £5,000 will pay for session workers to deliver the activities with the help of paid volunteers.

The Lancashire Wildlife Trust received £5,000 to run a skills and employment project to get young people interested in geography.

The Trust will work with the Geographical Society at the University of Central Lancashire to get students involved in projects.

A project to help families in Ingol and Tanterton has been given funding to run events which help familities to learn to cook together.

The Ingol and Tanterton Community Trust (Intact) will run a 12-week programme of cooking workshops at a cost of £2,700.

A total of £4,786 has also been given to the Love and Etiquette Foundation to run a series of five two day creative workshops within eight areas of Lancashire, including Preston, to empower and train up young people from black, Asian and minority backgrounds.

You can view the full list of projects which were or were not funded on the county council website.

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