Our supporters are vital to OUR FUTURE
The services we are able to provide are sustained through grant funding, local business support and sponsorship, donations from local Rotary and Masonic Lodge groups and members of the community who believe in the value of our work.
In the financial period since October 2014 we have gratefully received funding from –
The BIG Lottery as a result of our successful bid application for a 3 year grant towards the salaries of our core professional team and the back office costs.
The Sandcastle Waterpark Splash Foundation whose generous donations support the costs of our seven seat car and towards the wage costs of our Transport Facilitator enabling us to provide safe and dedicated transport for all children and young people who attend our centre. Additional donations provide holiday activity resources and outings for our children and young people.
The Kensington Foundation – who demolished a poor quality annex to The Lodge on Whitegate Drive and replaced it with a state of the art Mews extension providing us with a fantastic warm and bright multifunctional area for our groups. The Kensington Foundation continue to show their support for Aspired Futures by allowing us to share the whole of The Lodge along with their own charitable headquarters and thereby provide us with a home-from-home which plays a key part in our therapeutic services.
Baily Thomas Charitable Trust as a result of our successful bid application for a second year pilot of our Learning to Love Learning Project to engage children and young people who are otherwise failing to thrive in education.
Two successful bid applications for capital funding to improve and enhance facilities at our home-from-home.
Napthens Solicitors, Blackpool who continue to support us as their local charity of the year.
Local Masonic Lodges and Rotary groups who are consistently faithful to Aspired Futures with their donations and their moral support.
Santander Bank, Blackpool who sponsored and worked with us to improve the home environment of one of our families.
Lytham Schools Trust – Successful grant application to extend our Learning to Love Learning Project by a further year, creating a new programme to work with early infant age children to grow their confidence and engagement in learning from Reception Year onwards
Blackpool Coastal Housing Tenants Fund as a result of a successful application for a grant to fund our Future Citizens project
The Russell Haldane Trust are always receptive to our appeals for support with specific projects and resource needs and have donated towards the cost of artificial turf for safe play this year
Smiths Hire who held a corporate golf day to support us.
Nationwide Building Society Community Match.
The Gerald Richardson Trust who responded to our appeal for funds to by cooking resources to encourage our children and young people to learn more about planning and preparing nutritional foods.
Layton Permanent Allotment Society members.
Platform Two is a Community Interest Company who have chosen to support Aspired Futures.
Making a difference to our Happy2Learn and Wondertree groups. With support from The Halsall Foundation we have been able to provide primary school aged children with additional support with their education in our Happy2Learn group in addition to helping our Wondertree children and young people develop confidence whilst encouraging positive behaviour.
Our dedicated Sponsors
A growing group of local individuals and companies who donate monthly sponsorship. This funding stream will become increasingly important to the sustainability of our services.
Friend of Aspired Futures
As a co-founder of Aspired Futures it is our honour to have Steven Armistead as the first Friend of Aspired Futures
Private and personal donations
Generous and kind individuals who want our children and young people to have equal opportunity to experience education, culture, sport and leisure activities Donations from local schools as a result of fundraising projects and support for educational and cultural trips and outings.
Approximately one third of the cost of support for individual children and young people. Contributions have been made for 12% of our children and young people by Schools who use their Pupil Premium budget, Social Care who recognise the value of our services through the close working multi-agency relationship and from foster carers or families who are able to support their children
Our children and young people
Our children and young people hold their own fundraising events supported by staff and volunteers, their efforts have included Car Washing, Christmas market stall, Pumpkin Displays and Performing at the Hounds Hill One Great Day Event
Platform Two is a Community Interest Company who have chosen to support Aspired Futures and URPotential.
Platform Two evolved from an idea from two friends Alison and Grace, who after working in the retail sector for a larger charity, decided they would like to utilise their skills and experience to support smaller charities who do not have retail outlets.
Platform Two’s mission is to support local charities and community projects across the Fylde Coast, to give them another platform and voice in the community.
They do this by turning donated goods of clothes, handbags, shoes, jewellery and books into funds. Platform Two assess every individual donated item for their quality and value, the items will then be either sold online, at events or at their new retail outlet at 2, Onslow Rd, Layton, FY3 7DF.
If you would like to support us through Platform Two please get in touch with us or contact Platform Two directly – click here to visit their website.
We would like to say thank you to Grace and Alison for their continued support to Aspired Futures.