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Local News - August 2015


The results of the "Girls' Attitudes Survey 2015" collected by Girlguiding are in and contain some clear warnings about the mental wellbeing of girls and young woman throughout the country. Many are finding themselves anxious about their bodies, appearances, employability prospects and bullying, whilst feeling that their parents' concerns continue to be focused on drugs and alcohol. Read the full article here.  

Ormside Mill Survey

Lancashire Boys & Girls Clubs are conducting a Questionnaire for ALL youth groups to comment on their residential experiences. Please complete the questionnaire attached and return via email to Matt@labgc.org.uk by the end of July. All completed returns will be entered into a Prize Draw for a group visit to Ormside.

Invitation to BB Residential Centre - Sunday 13 September - Kirkham

From: The Boys’ Brigade Residential Centre, Carr Lane, TREALES, Kirkham, Lancashire PR4 3SS. (WARDENS. 01772/685000) (office@bb-northwest.org.uk) (www.bb-northwest.org.uk)
Dear Youth Leaders,
A Warm welcome to visit, is extended to any leaders, considering residential venue options, for their group(s) to stay, overnight, weekend, for a week, indoors or under canvass. Or a Midweek away day or training day.  An OPEN DAY will be held on SUNDAY 13 September, 2015 from 11am-4pm (Light Refreshments available.)

LOCAL NEWS - May 2015

Young Lancashire is hosting evening workshops for members on the theme of “youth activities”. We are aware that there are limited opportunities for Youth Leaders from the sector to get together and discuss generic issues.  It is therefore proposed to use these three workshops to enable youth leaders to share their perspectives on where the sector should look to focus its energies in the current climate.

LOCAL NEWS - April 2015

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Lancashire Youth Challenge Yorkshire 3 peak Challenge 2015. Lancashire Youth Challenge was formed three years ago by local Community Youth workers to change the lives of young people through sport and creative arts. This year, we are looking to recruit  young people aged between 15-19 to join us on this year’s annual expedition.

Office for Civil Society North West Update - December 2014

This months' update contains information on the topics listed below:
·      OCS Newsletter
·      Charities: Audit and Independent examination consultation
·      Lotteries: Call for Evidence
·      Procurement Policy Notes
·      England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth programme handbook
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Mentoring programme - Preston and Skelmersdale

Lancashire Constabulary, as lead partner, has been successful in securing financial assistance in support of a mentoring programme to be delivered in Preston and Skelmersdale aimed at preventing and reducing young people’s involvement in gangs and their exposure to violence and intimidation. The programme will seek to deliver a number of activities including:

Young Lancashire Annual Gathering & AGM 2014

Over 60 people attended this year's event held on 4 November at the Girl Guides NW England Headquarters in Preston. Guest speakers provided updates and thought provoking insights into the opportunities challenges faced by young people today. 

Funding for projects that meet local public health priorities

A small pot of funding is available to organisations delivering projects to the residents of North Lancashire (the areas covered by the Lancaster, Fylde and Wyre local authorities). This may be an opportunity for your organisation or partnership to host an event, pilot a new way of working or implement a time limited project.


New Sportivate window for applications for projects to be delivered between April 2015 and September 2015.  If  you are interested in running a Sportivate project, please book a place at one of the briefing workshops taking place on Monday 17 November, one from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and one from 6pm to 9pm.

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