Community Foundation for Lancashire Plans New Fund
The new W O Street Transformation Fund is currently in the planning stages but is due to begin grant-making in April 2012. The fund, supported by the W O Street Charitable Foundation, will take a new approach to grant-making via a bottom-up community development model, working with the voluntary sector to find community solutions to social issues on a sustainable basis. Priority social issues supported include:
- The advancement of education.
- Tackling poverty.
- Supporting older people.
- Disabled people.
- People on low incomes or suffering hardship, especially families and young people.
The fund will be delivered in collaboration with two other North West community foundationsand will operate over the old county area of Lancashire.