New Chairman for Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside

New Chairman for Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside

Community Foundations for Lancashire new appointments

The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside has welcomed two new Managers to further expand the reach and impact of the Foundations’ work.

Our response to community need

The Community Foundation for Lancashire recognises and understands the huge challenges faced by charities and community organisations during the cost of living crisis, and the individuals and families they support. 

Growing team at Community Foundation Lancashire

The Community Foundation for Lancashire is delighted to announce a number of new appointments. 

The passing of Her Majesty The Queen

The UK Community Foundations network pays tribute to Her Majesty upon the sad news of her death.

UKCF and PHP Partnership Reaches New Communities

Following a successful launch and grant-making programmes in Lincolnshire and Scotland in 2021, we are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Primary Health Properties PLC (PHP) in new areas in 2022. 

Lancashire Household Support Fund launched

The Household Support Fund is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to support those most in need this winter during the final stages of economic recovery. The Fund runs from 6 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

High Sheriff's Awards 2022 - nominations are now open!

The Community Foundation for Lancashire is delighted to be supporting the High Sheriff for Lancashire, Edwin Booth, with this year’s High Sheriff's Awards.

Platinum Jubilee Fund

£5million programme will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.

Launch of Lancashire Investors in Community - video

Watch our video showcasing the launch of the Lancashire Investors in Community initiative, run by the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire hosts the launch of the Lancashire Investors in Community initiative

On Tuesday, 28th September, Browsholme Hall near Clitheroe welcomed the High Sheriff of Lancashire, Edwin Booth CBE DL, to a formal dinner launching the Lancashire Investors in Community initiative, run by the Community Foundation for Lancashire.

The Community Foundation for Lancashire's response to community need

Our report outlines the Community Foundation for Lancashire’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the launch of the Lancashire Responding, COVID-19 Community Support Fund, including the coordination of corporate donors, public donations and funders such as local government.

Lancashire Red Rose Funding Appeal

The Community Foundation for Lancashire is raising funds to support the mental health and wellbeing of people in Lancashire, will you help us?

Lancashire COVID-19 appeal targets 2million after pushing past a million

The Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund created to help people in need during the COVID-19 emergency has raised more than £1m in just two months.

Emergency fund helps thousands of people in need across Lancashire

A Lancashire emergency fund created to help people in need during the Covid-19 emergency has given out more than 760,000 pounds across the county.

Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund seeks to raise a million pounds

A Lancashire emergency Fund has been created to support those in most need across the county during the COVID-19 pandemic.


We would like to reassure our donors, grantees, partners and friends that we are doing – and will continue to do – everything we can to support the sector throughout this period.

Red Rose Awards 2020

This year's Red Rose Awards - which we sponsored - were a fabulous occasion, celebrating Lancashire's thriving business community.

Revealing research puts spotlight on charitable giving in Lancashire

A revealing report has given an insight into the quality of life of those living in Lancashire, including community groups and their beneficiaries.

Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal Fund launched

The Community Foundation for Lancashire has launched a recovery fund appeal to support households in need affected by flooding, following Storm Ciara.

Thousands of pounds invested into Burnley charities and community groups

Nearly £30,000 has been awarded to 11 charities and community groups across the Burnley area to fund vital projects making a significant impact on people’s lives.

Latest round of Lancashire Women s funding distributed to grassroot causes

Grassroots groups working in Lancashire will get much-needed grants worth more than £70,000 to help support local women and girls facing a range of challenges.

Lancashire Women s Fund opens supporting women and girls

Lancashire groups supporting women and girls with issues such as domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment can apply for a share of over £72,000.

Community Foundation for Lancashire wins award for Women's Fund

THE Community Foundation for Lancashire has won Women’s Support Group of the Year in recognition of its Lancashire Women’s Fund at the English Women’s Awards (North) 2019.

Local housing causes to benefit as Nationwide opens grant application process

Nationwide Building Society is working with the Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside to support local charitable organisations across Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester with grants of up to £50,000 for projects that tackle housing issues in their local communities. 


CASE STUDY: Woolly Weir Wildlife project by Weir Pride

Weir Pride is a small community group set up with the aim of looking after the village of Weir for the benefit of residents. They undertake projects to enhance the village and promote a sense of well-being and promote interaction of people of all ages from senior citizens to toddlers.

Women and Girls Projects Share in £70,000 of Funding

Hundreds of women and girls from across Lancashire will benefit from £70,000 from the first round of funding of the Lancashire Women’s Fund.

Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside appoint business leaders to Board

The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside (CFLM) welcomes two new trustees to its Board, Dennis Mendoros and Carmel Hall.

Huge demand to support women's projects across Lancashire

Latest figures from the Lancashire Women’s Fund show the real need to support community projects working to benefit women and girls across our region.

Burnley charities awarded thousands of pounds to bring their projects to life

10 charities and community groups across the Burnley area have been awarded thousands of pounds to fund much needed community projects.


Nationwide Boosts North West Housing causes by £500,000

Community housing projects and charities are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide - the UK’s biggest building society - makes £500,000 available to help make a difference to communities across the North West.

Community Foundation Launches Lancashire Women's Fund

The Community Foundation for Lancashire is delighted to announce the launch of the new Lancashire Women’s Fund.

Owen Phillips Joins the Community Foundation

Community Foundation welcomes new Development Manager with an exceptional track record.

Revitalising Trusts to support local communities in Lancashire

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a new Civil Society Strategy which aims to build stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and the public sector.

Burnley charities to benefit from new grants programme

Charities and community groups across the Burnley area are being encouraged to apply to a new fund launching today (Saturday 4th August). The Christal Foundation is encouraging charities to apply for funding to bring their projects to life.

The History of Community Foundations

Community Foundations have been in existence for over 100 years. Now a global, philanthropic movement operating in over 1,800 communities worldwide, they are the most identifiable form of structured community philanthropy.

Putting Lancashire's charity money in the right place.

Putting Lancashire’s charity money in the right place - Feature length arcitle in the Lancashire Evening Post.

Taking your data seriously

This month, we have updated our Privacy Policy to make it easier for you to understand what information we collect and why we collect it.


Garfield Weston Foundation: Weston Anniversary Fund

To celebrate the Foundation’s anniversary and the vital role of volunteers and community charities, the foundation is  excited to launch an additional grants scheme that will be open to applications from 5th January to 30th June 2018 exclusively – the Weston Anniversary Fund.


UK Community Foundations successful in bid for Tampon Tax Fund

UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3.4million from the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls in local communities. This is the largest grant awarded to any organisation from this fund.

Thanks a billion!

Community Foundations hit the one-billion-pound mark 

Christmas Bowling Visit from the Community Foundation for Lancashire

Sporting Challenge’s Christmas Bowling night took place on the 4th December in Southport but it was a little different than usual ! The group members all took part in a seasonal “Best Christmas Jumper” Competition.

Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund 2017 Announced

A Lancashire Flood Recovery Fund is launched today to support those in need in the county who are victims of the recent flooding in parts of Lancashire.

Philanthropy Comes of Age

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and UK Community Foundations have published a report on the rise of donor advised giving in the UK

Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal wins Fundraising Campaign Award

The Community Foundation for Lancashire was presented with a North West Charity Award on Wednesday evening for best Fundraising Campaign for their efforts on the Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal in 2015/16.

Comic Relief Core Strength Local Communities initiative launches

Comic Relief and Community Foundation launches a new investing in small community organisations across Lancashire.

Youth Social Action Fund Now Open!

The Youth Social Action Fund is offering grants to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20. 

Pendle Young Musicians' Bursary Now Open

Entries are now open to the fabulous Pendle Young Musicians Bursary competition which will see finalists get a share of the £18,000 prize fund. 

We've been nominated for an award!

We are extremely proud to announce that Community Foundation for Lancashire has been nominated for the ‘North West Charity Awards’ as "Fundraising Campaign finalist".

"Dare to be great" opportunities for young and Old at Lytham Festival

A new intergenerational community arts project linked to Lytham Festival has just been given the go ahead this week, following confirmation of funding from the United Utilities Lancashire Community Fund, Lytham Festival organisers, Cuffe & Taylor and Fylde Borough Council.

Innovative Scheme helps Patients at Blackpool's Arnold Medical Centre

The innovative scheme is backed by United Utilities Community Fund through the Community Foundation For Lancashire and runs until the end of the year.

#BeBoldForChange for International Women's Day

To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Community Foundation for Lancashire is hosting a special #BeBoldforChange event with leading women from across the county.

The BIBAs 2017 are Back!

Eighteen prizes are up for grabs to businesses across Lancashire as one of the county's top awards opens for applications.

A message from our Chair

A message from our chair, Arthur Robers, to friends, partners and supporters of the Community Foundation.

Funding we have awarded: October to December 2016

Chairties, individuals, voluntary and community groups that have been awarded funding from the Community Foundation from October 2016 to December 2016.

Mark Carney and Business Leaders prioritise equality with the Community Foundations

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, prioritised equality with business leaders from across the North West region at a Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside hosted meeting today.

First UK bank in Crowdfunding partnership

For the first time, one of the UK’s leading banks is partnering with a crowdfunding platform in an innovative collaboration to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK.

Vital Signs 2016 report launches in Preston

This years Vital Signs report launched yesturday in Preston City Centre. Business and community leader from across Lancashire attended the event to here hightlights from keys findings and community aspirations.

Charity giving report unveils counties biggest issues

The North West’s leading philanthropy hub, the Community Foundation for Lancashire has today published it’s a report suggesting districts in Lancashire are some of the happiest in the UK. However, people living in Lancashire have one of the lowest life expectancy rates in England.

BIBAs Foundation will boost young people of Lancashire

A fund set up by one of Lancashire’s leading business awards to boost enterprise projects in the county has reached nearly £60,000.


The EU Referendum

The result of the EU referendum is yet to be fully understood, however the Community Foundations have already been assessing the effects on its work in communities to plan for the coming months and years in a new landscape.

Top TV impressionist Rory Bremmer raises funds for Flood Fund

The Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Flood Recovery Fund received an extra cash boost this week after top TV comic, Rory Bremmer, donated funds raised from a series of special charity gigs. 

Strengthening Communities Fund Launched

The Community Foundation for Lancashire’s Flood Recovery Appeal has today launched the “Strengthening Communities Fund”, designed to help community groups affected by the December 2015 floods to increase the resilience of their local community.

Flood-hit alpaca farm celebrates financial aid

Community Foundation for Lancashire pay a visit to the Alpaca Experience in Wyre last week as part of the Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal's thank you campagin. 

Community Foundation for Lancashire's Flood Appeal visits EDF Energy's Heysham's Power Stations

Our Philanthropy Director, Karen Morris, and Community Philanthropy Manager, Joan Ford, went along to EDF Energy’s Heysham Power Station 1 today [April 14th] to thank EDF Energy for their support for our Lancashire Flood Appeal.

UK Community Foundations raise 14.6m in Winter Flood Recovery Appeals

UK Community Foundations raise £14.6m in Winter Flood Recovery Appeals

Flood Appeal Case Study

A small rural community of seven houses is particularly grateful to Lancashire Flood Relief Fund for helping to reconnect them to the outside world. 

Lord Lieutenant thanks county in reaching Flood Appeal £1 million mark

Community Foundation for Lancashire's president, Lord Charles Shuttleworth, thanked residents and supporters of the Lancashire Flood Recovery Appeal on Friday 8th April at an event in Whalley, Lancashire. 

A BIG Thank You to the county!

The Community Foundation announced today that the Lancashire Flood Appeal has hit £1 million in funds raised. The Community Foundation launched the Flood Appeal on 8th December 

Your Cause Your Way

Professional Footballers Association teams up with leading charity network to launch new giving initiative for players

Walmart Foundation donates £175,000 to UK Winter Flood Recovery Appeal

UK Community Foundations (UKCF) today welcomed Walmart Foundation's grant of £175,000 towards its UK Winter Flood Recovery Appeal.

Flood Appeal Awards Quarter of a Million

Community Foundation for Lancashire's Flood Recovery Appeal has raised over £580,000 since it was launched over 7 weeks ago.

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