Meet the Funders - Presentations

More than 200 delegates from the VCFSE sector gathered at the iconic Blackpool Tower for a series of presentations by some largest grant funding bodies, regionally and nationally. The event, in late September 2023, was organised by the Blackpool Community Action Network, CAN, which is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in partnership with Blackpool Council. The funders were able to explain their criteria for deciding on grant beneficiaries and hints and tricks about how to best write an application to them. Representatives attended from the National Lottery Community Fund, Arts Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Postcode Neighbourhood Trust, Blackpool Council procurement, Community Foundation for Lancashire and VINCI Building. In addition, the latest round of grants from Blackpool CAN was also announced.

National Lottery Community Fund


Sarah Blackie


Sarah Clubb

Arts Council England


David Gaffney

National Lottery Heritage Fund


Kate Kendall


Sarah Ledjmi

Postcode Neighbourhood Trust


Patrick O’Brien

Blackpool Council


Cath Bagley

Community Foundation for Lancashire


Ellis Moseley


Amy Norris

VINCI Building


Danielle Doherty

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