The Cabinet has appointed County Councillors who are not a member of the Cabinet to serve as Champions for the following matters:
Champion for Older People:
To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members by advising on service issues across Service Areas which support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives for older people.
The Champion for Older People is: County Councillor Joan Burrows
Champion for Young People:
To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members on efforts across Service Areas to provide high quality employment opportunities and apprenticeships for young people, and to encourage external organisations to do likewise.
The Champion for Young People is: County Councillor David Foxcroft
Champion for Parishes:
To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members by advising on ways to sustain and improve effective working relationships between the Council and Parish and Town Councils in Lancashire.
The Champion for Parishes is: County Councillor Paul Rigby
Champion for Disabled People
To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members by advising on service issues which support and encourage active, independent and healthy lives for disabled people and to raise the profile of disabled people and their needs in the development of policy across the Council.
The Champion for Disabled People is: County Councillor Peter Steen
Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans
To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members to work with the organisations that support ex-servicemen and women to work even more closely together and to ensure that veterans and their families get the support they deserve'
The Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans is: County Councillor Alf Clempson
Champion for Mental Health
To assist the Leader and appropriate Cabinet Members to raise awareness, to reduce the associated stigma and to support officers and partners across the county to improve prevention, engagement and treatment for Mental Health.
Champion for Mental Health is: County Councillor Eddie Pope
Each Champion is allocated a sum of £10,000 per annum for use at their discretion to finance their activities including:
- organising and attending meetings, seminars and conferences and other similar events;
- the payment of a grant or loan to individuals and outside bodies and organisations within the scope of their remit; and
- other incidental costs necessary to enable them to fulfil their roles.
Any unspent balance up to a maximum of £2,500 can be carried over from one financial year to the next giving a maximum budget of £12,500.
The approval of expenditure to be incurred by a Champion has been delegated by the Leader of the Council to the Director of Corporate Services.
Accountability and Champions Annual Report
Each Champion is required to prepare an annual report to the Cabinet on their activities in the preceding financial year.
- Annual Reports of the County Council's Champions 2017/18
- Annual Reports of the County Council's Former Champions 2016/17
To apply for a Champions Grant, you will need to complete an application form.
Please send all completed application forms back using one of the contact methods below:
Legal and Democratic Services
Lancashire County Council
If you need to contact us about your Application, you can either email us, using the email address above or you can ring us on 01772 533110.