The Prospects Foundation

The Prospects Foundation

Charity information

The Prospects Foundation

We work solely within the borough of Hyndburn in east Lancashire. We carry out projects with local residents, community groups and schools to improve their local environment. These include food growing, conservation projects, awareness of environmental issues, social enterprises and also we run the Windfall Fund that provides grants to local groups to carry out projects.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    The Prospects Foundation is Hyndburn's community-owned environmental charity. We support local disadvantaged communities to develop and deliver their own solutions to environmental problems, including projects which help alleviate climate change.

    We work to five themes of sustainability:
    Biodiversity - protecting and enhancing local wildlife and plant life
    Energy - home and community energy efficiency and use of renewables
    Sustainable Transport - encouraging cycling, walking and public transport
    Waste and Recycling - reducing, reusing and recycling our waste
    Local Food - community growing more local organic food.

  • Aims

    The Prospects Foundation aims to:

    • the conservation of flora, fauna and the natural environment in Hyndburn; the education of the public around local and global sustainable development and biodiversity;
    • the promotion of recycling and sustainable waste management;
    • the promotion of volunteering to improve the skills, qualities and life prospects for residents of Hyndburn;
    • the promotion of community capacity building in pursuance of environmental and sustainable development purposes;
    • the promotion of urban and rural regeneration in Hyndburn, in relation to sustainable development for current and future generations.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1076541

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 250

    Phone number: 01254 230348

    Address: The Prospects Foundation, 54 Broadway, Accrington BB5 1EW

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