This project is about helping everyone to learn about and enjoy the natural environment whilst also raising awareness about climate change
An exciting 3-year heritage project, working with volunteers, to survey, conserve and manage some of Hyndburn's woodlands.
We aim to raise awareness of local and global environmental issues in all our work here at PROSPECTS
Our Rewilding programme creates and enhances habitats for wildlife whilst also providing natural resources to encourage organic practices on a wide range of community food growing sites.
An ongoing project to improve the habitat value of a 15 hectare woodland on a former industrial site close to Accrington Stanley's ground.
A community grant scheme for environmental projects in Hyndburn
We provide ongoing support to our woodland management social enterprise, Woody (Hyndburn) C.I.C.
As we've had to cancel all our activities due to Coronavirus, please check our News page for up to date messages and also articles on how to get through this difficult period.
During Covid-19 we're working with Hyndburn Borough Council and partners to provide you with some advice on growing at home.
Welcome to the Prospects Website
The PROSPECTS Foundation is Hyndburn’s community owned environmental charity and we are something of a unique and wonderful organisation. We were established by local residents as a company limited by guarantee in 1998 and became a registered charity in 1999.
Our aim is to improve people’s quality of life through positive environmental action. By working with a diverse range of groups in Hyndburn we aim to inspire young people; improve health and wellbeing; support communities; improve the environment; and encourage sustainable living.
All our projects fit under one of our six themes of sustainability
OUR 6 THEMES OF SUSTAINABILITY
Protecting and enhancing local wildlife and plant life.
Promoting home and community energy efficiency which could lead to warmer homes and reduced fuel poverty and encouraging the use of renewables.
Local Food Growing
Encouraging local and organic food growing and increasing access to healthier food.
Publicising global and local environmental issues and promoting the work of PROSPECTS.
Encouraging greater use of sustainable transport means encouraging more use of public transport, bicycles and walking and recognising the additional health benefits of increased physical activity.
Increasing waste minimisation and recycling is about identifying more ways of reducing, reusing and recycling everyday waste that could lead to a cleaner, greener, healthier environment.
Grants are available to community groups throughout Hyndburn for environmental projects which will improve the quality of life of local residents and contribute to the sustainable development of the Borough.