We held our very first funding accelerator workshop in Blackpool on the 21st March (see what I did with the title of this post 😀 ) and it was very well received by all the new people who attended.
Phase one of the Funding Accelerator project was very much focused on Blackburn, however with phase two we expanded to include Blackpool as there is definite interest from the council, college, and third sectors to implement our project and help bring more funding into their area.
While the topic of this workshop was “impact and evaluation”, because there were a number of fresh faces we also included discussions around what projects they were working on and ways they could develop them or find collaboration partners. So many interesting and diverse project ideas were discussed and are being developed.
We’re looking forward to working with our new Blackpool partners more often in the near future.