Our Projects

We are unique organisation in that we support the development of the capacity and impact of the Civil Sector. Providing targeted needs led time limited interventions, research and training that in turn support the capacity of communities if need, geography and interest.

We are a team of professional academic researchers, qualified youth and community workers, qualified substance misuse workers, teachers and practitioners in specialised fields. Each of our Associates come with unique skills to meet the needs of the communities.

Between the team we have an abundance of evidence of good practice and excellent results and impact. From developing action research projects with community member to support co design of projects and interventions to designing teaching toolkits and organising large community celebration and education events.

International Women’s Day 2022

The 2022 format will be slightly different in that the Festival/Summit, aims to engage young women to develop a 5 year strategy for the Fylde Coast.  Young women came together in 2021 to agree the key actions under each of the 5 themes of IWD and are very keen that they start to see action on the Fylde  coast.

LGBTQ+ Level 3 Qualification

The Washington Group in partnership with RenaissanceDLL Training, are proud to be able to offer the 1st LGBTQ+ accredited Level 3 course.  The course, written by Shughie Morrison, explores the culture and history of the LGBTQ+ community, equality legislation, sexual orientation and LGBTQ+ rights.  

International Men’s Day 2021

Following on from the last two successful International Men’s Day events held in 2019 and 2020, The Washington Group agreed with key partners to ensure that this day continues to be recognised on the Fylde Coast.

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

International Men’s Day 2020

Following on from the successful International Men’s Day event held in November 2019 The Washington Group agreed with key partners to ensure that this day continues to be recognised on the Fylde Coast.

International Women’s Day 2020

On Saturday 7th March 2020 we are coming back to Blackpool 6th Form, with a bigger and brighter Festival, developing and enhancing the 2019 Festival, based on the amazing feedback.

International Men’s Day 2019

For the 1st time, in history, The Fylde Coast will be hosting an International Men’s Day event for businesses and organisations in Blackpool, on Tuesday 19th November at Blackpool Football Club.

International Women’s Day 2019

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 Blackpool.

Once upon a time in a military base in Lancashire – Stories outside the wire.

A collaborative storytelling project set to highlight the experiences of military families is underway in Lancashire.