Around £30,000 awarded to Burnley charities working in the town

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

The Christal Foundation have awarded 30,000 in grants.
The Christal Foundation have awarded 30,000 in grants.

The Christal Foundation, managed by the Community Foundation for Lancashire, has been established as a permanent charitable endowment fund with its proceeds used to support local grassroots charities in the town. Organisations which found their bids successful in the most recent round of funding have been awarded grants of up to £3,000 each.

Chairites and community groups include 5 Ways Boxing CIC, who received £3,000 for their ‘It’s Up 2 Us Again’ project supporting young people to engage on a healthy eating programme as well as developing key social and life skills; Charter House Activity Centre, who received £1,500 to develop their gardening club for adults with learning disabilities; and Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, who received £3,000 for ‘chop, cook and eat’ sessions to be delivered at the new 2,000 square foot eco-hut on March Street.

“We’re delighted to award our second round of grants to local charities via the Christal Foundation," said Rae Brooke, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation for Lancashire. "[We] can’t wait to see the impact of their work, supporting local people across Burnley and making a meaningful, positive difference.”