The dedicated volunteer groups of Fylde have received well-earned recognition for their contributions to the community in two reception events held at the Town Hall in St Annes. 

Representatives from over 60 Fylde volunteering organisations attended the two receptions on Monday 30 October and Friday 17 November, where the Mayor, Leader and the Deputy Leader of the Council both praised their wonderful work. 

These events were the second series of volunteer recognition receptions this year following earlier receptions in January. 

Cllr Cheryl Little, the Mayor of Fylde, said: “It was our pleasure to be able to host these receptions giving our volunteer groups well-earned praise and appreciation. Fylde is beyond fortunate to be home to so many caring and generous people, and it’s only fitting that we take time to recognise everything they give for their communities. 

“So not only from myself but also on behalf of Fylde residents, this is a small appreciation in recognition of the positive difference volunteers make with their fantastic attitude and relentless commitment. It is the primary reason Fylde is a great place to live, work, and visit!” 

Cllr Karen Buckley, Leader of Fylde Council, added: “On behalf of Fylde Council, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ for the generosity and hard work of our volunteers, whether they pick litter to keep our beaches clean, work at the food banks to help vulnerable people stay fed, or look after our beautiful green spaces, and everything else in between. The volunteering community in Fylde is exceptional, and we are delighted to offer a reception as a small token of our gratitude both to say thank you in person and offer a chance to get to know one another.”  

Fylde Council recognise the valuable role that voluntary, community and faith groups play in enhancing the life of the people of Fylde, and are committed to supporting them in accessing opportunities and securing funding to improve services and facilities in their local area. 

The Community Projects Fund support projects that promote or enhance the environment, encourage cohesive communities or promote the economy. There are two categories of grants: the larger match-funded grants are between £300 – £2000, and the smaller non-match funded grants are up to £300. 

To read more about the Community Projects Fund and how to apply, visit the Fylde Council website: 


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