Lancashire Youth Challenge began life as an informal partnership between several community arts and youth work providers with a focus on engaging young people from across the North Lancashire area in high quality sports, outdoor education and arts programmes.
In September 2015 Lancashire Youth Challenge became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, with an aim of supporting young people who are experiencing personal difficulties such as mental ill health, drug and alcohol related issues, homelessness, family breakdown and criminality to overcome these challenges and achieve their own personal success. At the heart of our ethos is the belief that everybody can achieve success and gain new skills when given equitable opportunities, effective encouragement and high quality training.
Thanks to support and investment from the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust, we employed a part time Project Coordinator, Amy Selant who did a fantastic job of supporting many young people to develop new skills, overcome personal fears and obstacles to achieve real success in their lives.
In early 2019 we secured a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund, who along with Francis C Scott Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston and several local charities have enabled our charity to grow and develop.
In July we employed a full time Youth Support Worker and Chief Executive who plan to enhance our annual offer and develop new working partnerships and satellite activities across Lancashire