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Local Grants & Support

Active Lancashire Active Lancashire is the strategic lead for Sport and Physical Activity in Lancashire. 
Active West Lancs Providing small grants to its Associate Partner organisations to help them get people in West Lancashire more active and by so doing help to improve either their mental or physical health.
Community Link Foundation Assists anyone in Southport and surrounding areas who need financial support in the form of a variety of ways.
Lancashire County Council Lancashire County Council's Grants and funding page includes links to Community Team Support (providing information on grants and funding for environmental and community projects) and Local Member Grants Scheme (providing support for the work of voluntary groups).

Edina Trust

Schools in Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen can use their grants for science resources, gardening equipment, science weeks, science subscriptions, science visits (in or out of school) and improving school grounds for science.

Deadline to apply: 14 June 2024

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): BPRCVS (Burnley Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service) 62-64 Yorkshire St, Burnley BB11 3BT. Tel: 01282 433740.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Community CVS (Blackburn) A membership based organisation which exists to promote, develop and support voluntary and community action in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen and across Lancashire.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Council for Voluntary Service Central Lancashire

Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Rd, Preston PR1 1HR. Tel: 01772 251108.

Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Lancaster District Community & Voluntary Solutions (LDCVS) Improving communities by bringing people together and supporting voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector (VCFSE) organisations.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): West Lancs CVS Providing information and support to voluntary organisations. Helping local people to set up and develop voluntary and community groups, and network with other organisations. Representing voluntary and community groups to statutory and other organisations, and partnerships.
Home education websites Links provided by Lancashire County Council. 
Lancashire Community Foundation Community Foundation for Lancashire is a professional and ambitious organisation with effective charitable giving and community at its heart. All Community Foundations (UK)
Lancashire Computing Recycling CPR Computer and IT equipment recycling offer FREE collections throughout Lancashire for all commercial, educational and government organisations.
Lancashire Music Hub  A network of people and organisations, working together to champion music education and make sure that all children  in the County get access to music making and learning that’s right for them.
Libraries & Archives Delivering reading, learning, information, culture and free digital access across Lancashire.
Museums Loans Service Lancashire Museums Loans Service provides teachers with the opportunity to develop their teaching across the curriculum with a wide range of historical artefacts, replica objects and useful resources.
SHINE Trust - School Grants SHINE offers support to projects that can make a real difference to the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the North of England.
The Steve Morgan Foundation The Foundation provides grants to support projects that support organisations helping children particularly with SEN. 
Walney Extension Community Fund Is aimed at helping to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses in the region.
Wildlife Trust Part of the Wildlife Trusts movement, the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to all wildlife.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At Home, Tesco Community Grants (contact, The WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnely, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Liverpool, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre, Wyre Forest

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Kids' Activities

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Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

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