The Washington Group CIC
We are a unique organisation in that we support the development of the civil sector to increase capacity and impact . We offer community led, time limited interventions, which include social action, research, training and events, that in turn support and develop communities.
We pledge to:
- Promote the link between youth social action and employability.
- Embed social action into our training and apprenticeship schemes.
- Communicate the benefits of youth social action to our employees and encourage them to volunteer in support of it.
- Develop new, youth-friendly social action opportunities.
- Promote and celebrate the positive role young people can play through social action.
- Ensure young people have a voice and are represented in decision-making.
Social Action Projects
To work together with key stakeholders to support organisations and individuals to bring about social change for the benefit of their communites of need, interest and geography. We will provide opportunities in accessing capacity support, funding and training to support communities.
Research & Consultancy
Our research aims to apply mixed methodological approaches to evaluate, measure and review areas of community engagement, learning and development. Our approach intends to incorporate participatory research methods, developing a community of practice, alongside implementing evidence based praxis which supports our ethos of social mobility and co-production.
Education & Learning
To provide learning and training opportunities to all members of the community to improve their well-being. We will support growth, development and toolkits for continued success. This will include formal training opportunities with nationally recognised qualifications, voluntary or work based experience and employability skills inc confidence. We will provide self-help sessions to address specific needs.
Evidence based research shows that targeted community events such as International Women’s Day and the Community Big Lunch create greater community cohesion and community sustainability through co design approaches.
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Impact of the Fylde Coast International Women’s Day Festival is clear – women are empowered to take on the challenge.
Impact of the Fylde Coast International Women’s Day Festival is clear - women are empowered to take on the challenge. With the roaring success of the first ever Fylde Coast IWD festival in March, it was time to gather the attendees, sponsors and activity providers to...
More than 100 high-profile women from sport, science, arts and business across the Fylde Coast played their part in inspiring local young women to “smash glass ceilings” and see themselves as equals as the first-ever International Women’s Day Festival took place in...
Directors Rachel Bashforth and Deborah Terras attended the Lytham Rotary Club to deliver a presentation about the International Womens day Featival. Rachel and Deborah received very positive feedback and were overwhelmed by the support of the Rotary...
On Wednesday 12th December, The Washington Group met John Gilly at BBC Radio Lancashire. Debbie Terras, Director TWG and Dr Nic Rowley, BPM Sports, represented the International Women's day Festival committee. It was a great opportunity to showcase the Festival and...