Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde CVS have been funded through Lancashire County Council’s Central Gateway Fund to provide advice, support and training to voluntary sector organisations in Wyre and Fylde. This is part of the Countywide Infrastructure Support Programme which aims to enable the Third Sector in Lancashire to be as effective, sustainable and well-connected as possible, and able to play an important role in the Council’s strategic outcomes.
Advice is available, free of charge, to any non-profit organisation based in Wyre and Fylde. Topics covered will include governance, fundraising and bid-writing, planning, marketing and monitoring. Anyone interested in this support should contact Simon Lawton: [email protected] or mobile: 0752 872 6554.
Further elements of the Programme will include training courses, Voluntary Sector networking, asset mapping and Community Development workshops. Watch this space for more information!
In February 2017 3rd Sector organisations came together to review the representation and support in the Sector. At the meeting it was agreed to form a new 3rd Sector Leaders Group to ensure the 3rd Sector continues to work in partnership for the benefit of the communities within which we serve.
The purpose and objectives of the Group are:
- To provide a mechanism for a Third Sector collective to collaborate and work more effectively together.
- To raise awareness of the value of the offer the Third Sector has.
- To be organic and flexible with little bureaucracy, providing peer support and the sharing of resources and intelligence.
Membership of the group will include Blackpool based Third Sector ( Charities, Community Interest Company’s, Social Enterprise, Voluntary) organisations and organisations who are not necessarily based locally but are delivering contracts locally. Attendance is for Officers/Directors/Chief Exec Officer or Deputies who are responsible for reporting to their Board/Steering Group.
Deborah Terras has agreed to Chair the group.
If you are interested in joining the group please email the Chair [email protected] for more details.
The next meeting of the group will take place on Thursday 11th May 2pm – 4pm at the Blackpool Boys and Girls Club Mereside.
To support sustainable development in the voluntary sector.
a. To ensure that we are aware of existing local voluntary and statutory provision and are able to identify gaps in provision.
b. Contribute to monitoring unmet social need in the area and to the sharing of this information between relevant agencies.
c. Are proactive in seeking to develop local provision for unmet need.
d. Give direct support to new and emerging groups.
e. Help to sustain the existence of local groups.