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Green Mentor Post Recruitment

New Green Mentor needed! We’re very pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the Ernest Cook Trust for a new 2-year part-time post (18.5 hours per week). With your encouragement, groups of young people aged between 10 and 14 years old (known as Green Influencers) will engage with their peers and others in […]

Community Tree Planting Post

Prospects is currently recruiting for a new post! We have secured funding from Hyndburn Windfall Fund and Hyndburn Borough Council to fund a 4-day a week (29.60 hours a week) post for an initial 12 months. We are working with our partners to try and extend this by another 12 or 24 months.   The […]

Rewilding Job

We’re now recruiting for a Project Officer to deliver our Rewilding programme (incorporating the Growing Together initiative) We have secured funding from the Hyndburn Windfall Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund to provide a 12-month contract for a 3 days a week (22.20 hours per week) post. This will continue to deliver our successful […]

Last Chance …

Hurry – there’s only just over two weeks left for you to donate and support our work by choosing us as your local cause when you shop at your local Co-op. This round of the Local Community Fund closes on Saturday 24th October. At the end of last year a PROSPECTS project was chosen as […]

New Outdoor Learning Post

Just like buses, two come at once!  Yes, we’re recruiting for another post at Prospects We have secured funding from the Ernest Cook Trust, Hyndburn Windfall Fund and the D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust to provide a new 3-year, 3 days a week (22.20 hours per week) post. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 12th […]

Community Tree Planting Post

Prospects is currently recruiting for a new post! We have secured funding from Hyndburn Windfall Fund and Hyndburn Borough Council to fund a 4-day a week (29.60 hours a week) post for an initial 12 months. We are working with our partners to try and extend this by another 12 or 24 months.   The […]

Discover Hyndburn Walks Launch

On Thursday 27th August The PROSPECTS Foundation is launching a series of ‘Discover Hyndburn’ self-guided walk leaflets.  The leaflets are aimed at people new to walking, those returning to walking, people new to the Hyndburn area as well as visitors and ramblers wishing to explore Hyndburn and the surrounding areas. They range from shorter walks […]

PROSPECTS 2019-2020 Annual Report

Why not check out our 2019-2020 Annual Report? It’s packed full of everything we got up to in the last year and there’s lots of great photos too. It’s the ideal read for a quick summary of all our projects, not forgetting a look back at our hugely successful 21st anniversary celebration event in Accrington […]

Hyndburn’s Local Nature Reserves

Just over two years ago our successful Heritage Lottery Fund project achieved it’s aim of getting two areas of Hyndburn declared as Local Nature Reserves. The two reserves of Peel Park & The Coppice and Woodnook Vale were officially designated at a ceremony at Haworth Art Gallery. You can learn more about the reserves here Hyndburn’s […]

Orienteering in Peel Park

Last year, as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project to designate two new Local Nature Reserves in Hyndburn, Prospects Foundation in partnership with Pendle Forest Orienteers and Hyndburn Borough Council established a new orienteering course in Peel Park, Accrington. The course provides a good way to exercise in the open air and explore one […]

Family Activities

School Holidays! Most of our young people have been home educated since the beginning of lock-down.  Saturday, 18th July is the start of the traditional wakes-weeks in Hyndburn and the start of the long summer school holiday.  Since March, several of our partners and national charities have produced educational and fun family activity ideas and […]

The Big Butterfly Count is back

Following the fine spring weather we’ve seen the earliest average emergence of butterflies for the last 20 years. It’s vital that we understand how these weather patterns affect butterflies to help protect them for the future. By spending just 15 minutes taking part in this year’s Big Butterfly Count, you will help Butterfly Conservation understand how […]

Discover Hyndburn Walk Leaflets

PROSPECTS is not currently organising and leading any guided walks.  We have considered all the UK Government guidelines and the information and guidance available from the Ramblers and, like many walking groups, we have decided now is not the right time. Our Discover Hyndburn walks are now being written up into self-guided walk leaflets.  The […]

Taking Action for Insects

 Action for Insects is a campaign led by the Wildlife Trusts, supported by a range of partners who are all determined to reverse the alarming declines in insects and help nature recover across the UK. The Wildlife Trusts hope to inspire and help people take action for insects where they live, learn, work and farm. Just how important are insects to our everyday […]

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