Andrew has welcomed the National Lottery Community fund investing £43,884.00 to 5 community projects in Pendle over the last three months. The successful projects are:


Brierfield Action on the Community:

Women Connect - Funding is for the development of a safe space for women to socialise, exercise classes, English lessons, parenting classes and visits which are designed to increase knowledge of the local area. This will help women women from the local BAME community to improve their life-skills, increase integration and improve their health and well-being. 

Colne Open Door Centre Ltd:

Colne open door centre ltd - The organisation will continue to run their community cafe with facilitated support groups to support local people with issues including social isolation, mental health issues, learning disabilities and addictions with the aim of increasing access to support.

Community Arts By ZK

'Pendle Horizons' - The funding will be used to deliver a series of art/textile workshops and a final exhibition for people across a range of cultural and social backgrounds with a strong emphasis on community cohesion. 

People's Enterprise and Empowerment Forum

Take a Byte - The funding will be used to run ICT classes. The project aims to give local people confidence and knowledge in computer skills. 

St Joseph's Community Centre

Improvement of Centre by Upgrading Toilets - The funding will be used to upgrade the toilet facilities, including accessible facilities, within the community centre. The project aims to improve a space that is well used by the local community. 

Andrew commented, “It’s great news that once again several Pendle projects are benefiting from National Lottery funding. Over £500 million has been allocated by the National Lottery Community Fund to projects up and down the Country in the last year.”

Andrew continued, “the grants awarded here in Pendle will make a real difference across our community. Whether its new facilities for St Joseph’s Community Centre in Barnoldswick, or computer classes in Brierfield these projects will have real benefits to many people.”