Support & Funding

We can provide professional and practical tools to help build and grow charities and community organisations through advice, guidance and training workshops.

Meet The Funders

This unique event was held on 27 September 2023, and open to organisations and individuals from across Blackpool. We encouraged the following to attend: Blackpool-based VCFSE organisations, registered charities, voluntary and community groups, community interest companies (CICs), non-profit limited companies by guarantee, social enterprises, churches, community-led charities, not-for-profits, commercial social impact organisations, artists and arts organisations to attend. This event was funded by the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Support when it’s needed

We provide support when it’s needed so organisations can evolve and adapt – and the sector can grow and thrive.

  • Deliver a small grants programme to build capacity of the sector (£85,000 of grants maximum);
  • Work with other funders and strategic partners to promote grants and encourage investment in the VCFSE sector in Blackpool;
  • Support activity to aid VCFSE organisations to submit funding applications;
  • Supporting the development of new groups through governance advice and training;

Here's how we can advise you

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Our experienced team can offer advice, practical support and useful materials including:

  • Example policies and procedures
  • Face-to-face expert advice and guidance, either at our office on Abingdon Street,one of our many drop in sessions or we can come to you.

CAN members have access to more online resources, toolkits and videos and to our previous meet the funders presentations. We can provide one to one support to CAN members across Blackpool, including:

  • Identifying potential sources of grant funding
  • Developing a fundraising strategy
  • Bid writing workshops
  • Reviewing funding bids and applications

The Charity Commission has lots of information about the role and responsibilities of trustees in its guidance

We offer advice and support through:

  • Training Workshops
  • Forums
  • Information on this website.
  • Give & Receive
  • Equipment rehoming