Charitable giving programme launched for Lancashire businesses

A new initiative has launched which helps businesses in Lancashire to make a meaningful impact on the county through charitable giving.

The launch event of Lancashire Investors in Community was attended by Edwin Booth, high sheriff of Lancashire, and Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, who is president of the Community Foundation of Lancashire which has created the initiative.

The programme gives organisations of all sizes a tangible demonstration of support for Lancashire, signposting them to important causes whilst also providing the tools to help members to reach their CSR and ESG goals.

The Founding Investors are Booths, United Utilities, Marsden Building Society, Browsholme Hall, CKS Catering Equipment, Dewlay, DSM Accountants, Harrison Drury, James Hall & Co Ltd, Kim De Vine Financial Planning, MHA Moore & Smalley, Nybble, Obas, Panaz Holdings, Sales Geek, Star Tissue UK and Workhouse Marketing.

Rae Brooke, chief executive of the Community Foundation for Lancashire, said: “We are looking for forward-thinking, proactive businesses, with a desire to see communities in Lancashire thrive, rebuilding from the pandemic and beyond. The Lancashire Investors in Community initiative creates an opportunity for businesses to directly impact the lives of others as part of a collective effort of the business community to make a difference."

The Community Foundation for Lancashire, is a registered charity established in 2007, which has distributed more than £16m to community groups, organisations, and projects across the county. It specialises in supporting small, grassroots charities, and community organisations who deliver critical and specialist support to the most vulnerable in the community. Often these groups are less publicly well known and therefore traditionally less well funded even though they provide an invaluable service.