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I.T Step Up 10 Feb 2016

This is a project by a voluntary organisation in Oldham, Greater Manchester. The organisation will use the funding to deliver basic and bespoke IT and internet awareness training to older women in the BAME community in the area. This will improve their ability to access employment and volunteering opportunities, and increase their ability to interact and communicate with younger members of their family and friends.

Amount: £9,996
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Saheli Women's Group
Region: North West
District: Oldham District

Cowshed milk bar & internet cafe 22 Mar 2016

The organisation will use the funding to purchase IT equipment and deliver focussed sessional workshops over a period of 40 weeks in a safe and comfortable environment. This will enable young people to have better chances in life through increased access to IT equipment, focused sessional support work to assist with CV writing and help with searching for jobs online to improve the individual’s employability.

Amount: £6,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Aspire Community Action Group
Region: North West
District: Bolton District

Confidence in Communication 13 Apr 2016

The organisation will use the funding to send 12 of their members to attend the British Stammering Association’s Star Fish 3 day conference, to increase their skills and improve their communication techniques. This will enable the organisation to support the development and training of the participants to gain practical skills which will be cascaded to the whole membership of the group aiming to encourage all members to participate in activities such to help foster positive attitudes and development.

A FLIGHT of personal development 17 May 2016

The organisation will use the funding to recruit, train, support and engage twenty harder-to-reach and disadvantaged local people who, through an intensive personal development programme, will become valued members of the performance team as stewards, information providers and production assistants. This will provide social opportunities for isolated older people and skill building and work experience for young adults with learning disabilities and NEETs.

Progress to Success 27 Jul 2016

The group will use the funding for a new project that will provide local women with advice and support around wellbeing and health, employment, education and development services. The project will also provide training in literacy, confidence, welfare rights and debt management. This will enable beneficiaries to develop their skills in areas such as conflict resolution, interpersonal communication and problem solving as well as improving their self-esteem whilst promoting social cohesion.

Rotary & Chemistry with cabbage in schools and in partnership with par 25 Jan 2017

The funding will be used to deliver twenty ‘introduction to science’ sessions for primary school children and their parents. The project aims to improve people’s life chances by stimulating their interest in subjects with better employment potential and by encouraging them to achieve academically.

Amount: £8,500
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Rotary Club of Crewe Trust Fund
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

The urban woodland 22 Mar 2016

The organisation will use the funding to create an outdoor woodland area on the grounds of the school. This will enable the school to provide opportunities for pupils to engage safely in outdoor play and exploration in an area where there are few green spaces to improve wellbeing, health and development.

The 60s club 30 Sep 2015

The organisation will use the funding to run intergenerational discussion groups between college students and older members of the local community. This will aim to reduce isolation and loneliness of older people in the local community and improve health and wellbeing.

Amount: £9,770
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester
Region: North West
District: Salford District

Pure Insight - Insightful Mentoring Programme 2016 - 2020 27 Jul 2016

This is an expansion of existing work delivered by Pure Insight. The project will continue to support young people, aged 16-28 and living in Stockport, Manchester and Cheshire East, leaving the care system through positive mentoring. Beneficiaries will be matched with a mentor who will work with them and provide advice and support to help improve specific life skills.

Amount: £288,470
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Pure Insight 1628
Region: North West
District: Stockport District

The Changing Perspectives Project 14 Sep 2016

The organisation will train four individuals with experience in mental health first aid to deliver interactive awareness sessions to vulnerable people with mental and emotional health issues. The aim of this project is to engage, educate and break down barriers for people in the community to improve their psychological and physical wellbeing and promote social inclusion.

Amount: £9,075
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Equilibrium North West CIC
Region: North West
District: Wirral District

Survivors 4 Survivors 12 Aug 2015

The organisation will use the funding to improve their services and deliver sessions including basic IT skills, social media skills and budgeting, and provide mentoring support for BME women survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. This will also educate beneficiaries on the British Law against abuse; encourage more women to access help, provide information on support services and activities to improve their wellbeing, and empower them to move forward with their lives.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Justice 4 Abused Women Survivors
Region: North West
District: Bolton District

Trinity Morris Dancers 01 Mar 2017

The funding will be used by a voluntary organisation to hold regular dance sessions for children and young adults. The project aims to provide a safe place to socialise and become more active and healthy.

Amount: £9,992
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Trinity Morris Troupe
Region: North West
District: Blackburn with Darwen

Early Years Play Zone Action! 02 Mar 2016

The project will use the funding to install an all-weather play surface for younger children in the school grounds. This will increase the social interaction through play and physical activity levels of the children, and support parenting skills development work.

The ‘Stadium Skills Hub’ 16 Mar 2016

The organisation will use the funding to run four programmes of activities for adults who are out of education or work. It will provide a structured personal development programme to develop practical and mental skills to help get into employment or other forms of positive activity.

Amount: £9,700
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Vikings Sports Foundation
Region: North West
District: Halton

Liv/2/2 - Better Off Finance (BOF) 22 Sep 2016

The funding will be used for a project that will aim to improve the financial skills of the hardest to reach people across the Liverpool City Region LEP area. It will support those furthest away from the labour market to become more job ready stimulate growth in the economy, making a positive difference to the lives of people living and working in the Liverpool City Region.

Amount: £1,055,027
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Women's Organisation
Region: North West
District: Liverpool District

Liv/2/2 - Better Off Finance (BOF) 26 Apr 2016

This grant will be used to develop plans for a project that aims to improve participant’s financial literacy and will prepare them to progress to employment or training. There will be a range of activities including a confidence programme and outreach events. The development funding will be used to cover staff costs and partnership development.

Amount: £40,539
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Women's Organisation
Region: North West
District: Liverpool District

Building Confidence and personal advancement through Drama 20 Apr 2016

The organisation will use the funding to run a series of open accessible drama workshops for people with mental health issues linked to being a carer, weight issues, ex armed forces, drug and alcohol issues, and asylum seekers and refugees. This will act as a vehicle for building confidence, breaking down isolation and self-reflection.

Amount: £9,550
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Potentially Brilliant CIC
Region: North West
District: Liverpool District

SKY Wellbeing for Women in Deprived Communities 09 Dec 2015

This is a project by a community interest company in Knowsley, Merseyside. The organisation will use the funding to hold a series of self-awareness, self-reliance and self-improvement sessions for 30 disadvantaged women. This will improve their life chances by increasing their self esteem and resilience, and increase their social support networks.

Amount: £9,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: SKYWellbeing CIC
Region: North West
District: Knowsley District

Future Skills 15 Mar 2017

The funding will be used to provide life skills training and qualifications to homeless people in the local community. The project aims to improve employment prospects and help those involved to make long term, sustainable life changes.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Voluntary and Community Support CIC
Region: North West
District: Wigan District

Fylde Walking Football Group 09 Mar 2016

The organisation will use the funding to deliver weekly gentle exercise and walking football sessions for older people in four locations across Blackpool and the Fylde coast. This will improve the health and wellbeing of older people by increasing their physical activity levels and reducing their social isolation.

Amount: £9,920
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Fylde Walking Football Group
Region: North West
District: Blackpool