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Leyland housing company invites charities to pitch for funding at ‘Dragon’s Den-style event’

Posted on - 26th April, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Business, Charities, Fylde News, Leyland, Longton & New Longton, Lostock Hall, Penwortham, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale, What's On in Preston
Progress Housing Group colleagues and volunteers at the previous Soup Dragon’s Den
Progress Housing Group colleagues and volunteers at the previous Soup Dragon’s Den

A Leyland-based housing company is inviting charities to pitch for funding at a ‘Dragon’s Den-style event’.

Progress Housing Group is calling on charities and community groups in the South Ribble and Fylde areas to take part, with the hope of donating £1,000 to a good cause.

To apply, applicants must fill in a form and the six shortlisted groups will be invited to pitch their community project at the Soup Dragon’s Den event.

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The winning project, decided with a vote from local residents, will receive £1,000 in funding and the five other groups will receive up to £200 from the Community Investment Fund.

Sam Beattie, Customer Voice Officer at Progress Housing Group, said: “We love supporting local community projects and our Soup Dragon’s Den allows groups to apply for funding from our Community Investment Fund.

“The event is aimed at community groups in areas where we have properties, who need a small amount of funding to help them get going, or to grow their project.

“Local residents and supporters of the projects are invited to attend the pitches and vote for their favourite one. We also serve soup and crumble, which always goes down a treat.

“So if you are a charity, voluntary group, or individual with a great idea for a community project, get your application in.”

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The application deadline is 29 April and the event will take place on 16 May from 6pm at St Mary’s Community Centre in Leyland.

Those wanting to apply can fill in the application form here.

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