Lancashire County Council Social Services

Useful Links



Adventure Activity Licensing Authority
17, Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen, CARDIFF, CF4 5GG.
Phone: (01222) 755715
Audi Foundation



Caravan Club of Great Britain
Campaign for Learning
Cash on Line (All aspects of Voluntary Sector financing)
Charities Aid Foundation - CAF is a non-governmental organisation with a unique purpose, to increase the substance of philanthropy around the world. Wherever we work we aim to help donors make the most of their giving, and non profit organisations make the most of their resources.
Charity Commission
Coast Guard Agency
Comic Relief
Community Council of Lancashire
Community Transport Association
Connexions The support organisation for 13-19 year olds in Lancashire
CCInet - CCInet stands for corporate community involvement, or the way in which companies invest in the communities around them.
Council for Disabled Children
Community Foundation Network 
(administering the Voluntary Sector Component of the Children's Fund).  See also Children's Fund (Public Sector Component)
Cost Reduction Partnership (day to day goods and services at discount rates for charities) This site is hosted by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and requires user registration (free)).
Criminal Records Bureau  Keep up to date with ongoing developments in the proposed establishment of the Bureau.  Interested visitors can sign up on line to be kept informed.


Data Protection Commission
Department for Education and Skills (DfES)
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund
Dictionary Loads of different dictionaries and thesaurus'.
Disabled Drivers' Motor Club
Discovery Sailing Project

Dept ssj, Wyldes Close Corner, Hampstead Way, LONDON NW11 7JB
Drum Corp UK
Dukes of Edinburgh's Award Scheme



Faxes for Free  Get your own fax number and be able to receive faxes in your email box
all for free.  (See also Text Messaging for Free below).
Family Planning Association
Free Site, The Need something free from the Internet then start here. Very easy to
use directory of free stuff!
Fundango - a fun learning site for young people
Fundraising Forum - This site is home to Fundraising Forum, a new arena for fundraisers to share information and network. In addition to a message board and poll facility, the site also includes advice on building a charity website and free e-mail. The service has been set up by Gordon Hudson, head of fundraising and marketing at The Moredun Group.
Funder Finder - FunderFinder develops and distributes software to help individuals and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to identify charitable trusts that might give them money.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office Complete with up to date details of Government Travel Advice Notices and support available through Consular Services Abroad





ICFM - Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers
IVI University of Central Lancashire in Preston International and Volunteering Initiative




Lancashire Association of Clubs for Young People 
Lancashire County Council Youth and Community Service Addresses
Lancashire County Council Youth and Community Service web sites:-
    What Now (Information and Advice for young people)
Lancashire Youth Clubs Association
Lancaster Council for Voluntary Service
Laura Ashley Foundation
Learning Cities Network
Lloyds TSB Foundation, The
London Free List - Things to do in London when you're alive - but on a budget!


Mapquest Similar to Multimap (see below) but you can plan your trip around the world!!
Marine Society, The       
Media Trust, The - Helping Charities Communicate.   The Media Trust helps voluntary organisations with their media and communications needs.   On line guides to making the most of your public relations.       
Meteorological Office (National) Sounds boring a weather site? But this site gives a comprehensive global forecasts showing you infrared and visible satellite photos amongst a
hundred and one other things. Awe inspiring stuff!
Meteorological Office (North West England Forecast) as above but not quite as exciting - spot the hurricane?
Millennium Volunteers
Mountain Leader Training Board
Multimap Enter the name of a British city, town or village or postcode to get a detailed map. You can then zoom in on any part of that map. Then there are useful links to useful things like hotel and airports.
24 Hour Museum - UK gateway to museums, galleries and heritage attractions (see also Virtual Museum below).


National Association of Clubs for Young People
(see also Lancashire Association of Clubs for Young People)
National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service
National Asthma Campaign
National Centre for Volunteering (Volunteer on Line!)
National Council for Voluntary Youth Services
National Federation of Youth Action Agencies
National Foundation for Youth Music
National Lottery Main Site
      Community Fund (Was NLCB)
      Heritage Lottery Fund 
      New Opportunities Fund
National Maritime Museum
National Mountain Centre (Plas-y-Brenin)
National Rifle Association
National Smallbore Rifle Association
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
National Statistics Government Statistic site. Including national census information. Get
more info' for that funding application!
National Water Sports Centre
National Water Sports Centre (Plas Menai)
Plas Meni National Watersports Centre, Llanfairisgaer, CAENARFON, Gwynedd, N Wales, LL24 0ET Phone: (01248) 670964
National Youth Agency
Northern Rock Foundation, The





Railtrack Very useful easy to use train timetable. Look hard for the link off their homepage though as it is a small graphic.
Raleigh International

- recruits managerial, business and professional people with time to give and places them with nearby voluntary organisations needing their individual skills and experience.
Royal Life Saving Society UK

Mountbatten House, STUDLEY, Warkwickshire. B80 7NN.
Phone: (01527) 853943
Royal National Lifeboat Institute 
Royal Yachting Association


Sail Training Association
Scottish Canoe Association
Scout Association
Scout Association (West Lancashire)
Scout Base UK
Scouts Offshore
Sea Cadets
Sex Education Forum (National Children's Bureau)
SightSeeing UK Planning a trip for your young members? This sight lists attractions throughout the UK and you can search by putting in your post code.


Telephone Helplines Association
Text Messaging for Free  Send free text messages to all UK mobile phone networks. Free service
to anyone.  (See also Fax for Free above).
Traditional Youth Marching Band Association
Tudor Trust, The


Up My Street Type in your post code and find out everything from crime statistics,
local politics to schools.. All the stats you need for funding applications including graphs. (See also National Statistics above).
UK Youth (Youth Clubs UK)


Virtual Library Museums This site offers a vast index of links to museums around the world.
Planning or have had a youth exchange? - Find out about the culture of your exchange countries by visiting their online museums.  (and I finally got something to put under "V"!!!)


Wastewatch Free guidance and support in all waste management issues for the Voluntary Sector
Webattack Easy to use directory of free software. Laid out similar to Yahoo.  Subscribe to the newsletter to find out what is the best and latest free software.
Welsh Canoeing Association
What the Papers Say Subscribe to their free newsletter and get a summary of the daily headlines sent via email to your box every day.   Complete with links to follow up any interesting stories.
Whitbread Volunteer Action Awards
Wildlife Watch - the Junior branch of the Wildlife Trust
World Outdoor Web



Youth Clubs UK (UK Youth)
    (see also Lancashire Youth Clubs Association)
Youth Community Action Programme
Useful directory of youth work ideas and links around the world.
Youth Hostel Association (England and Wales)
Youth Hostel Association (Scotland)
Youth Hostel Association (Northern Ireland)
22, Donegall Road, BELFAST, BT12 5JN Phone: (01232) 315425
Youth Hostel Federation (International)
Youth Information Service
Once you had to buy the National Youth Agencies information database for young people. Now you can access it for free on this site plus there are links to further information.
Youth Organisations UK
An internet site for Youth Workers / Leaders and young people