We are a charity – your support is essential in helping us to make a positive difference to the lives of others. There are lots of great, easy ways to get involved and show your support for what we do.

Here are a number of different ways you can support us:

Volunteer

Donate

Get involved

Shop & Play

Digital Download Guides

Volunteering

Can you use your experience to help others?

We are looking for people just like you across Lancashire, including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool, to volunteer with ICANN. Our volunteers make a huge difference helping people who find it difficult to speak up for themselves.

We could not achieve our mission without our wonderful volunteers and the vital work that they do. Volunteering is not just about helping others. It can also help build on your existing skills, develop new skills, increase your confidence and self-esteem by supporting people in your local community.

Why Volunteer?

Providing advocacy support is an extremely rewarding volunteer role and joining ICANN is a great way to meet people and be part of a friendly team. Our volunteers make a huge difference helping people who find it difficult to speak up for themselves.

We offer regular opportunities for our community of volunteers to meet, share experiences, exchange ideas and benefit from continuous personal and professional development as well as some great social events!

Support for Volunteers

We offer a range of different volunteering roles to fit in with your lifestyle. We provide free training, ongoing support, and supervision.

ICANN provide regular volunteer training. This is held at venues across Lancashire including Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen. The training covers advocacy awareness, basic advocacy skills, equality, and diversity, safeguarding, ICANN policies and procedures and the ethical dilemmas you may come across as an advocate. Project specific training is also provided depending on the volunteer role.

Digital Download Guides

ICANN care about and are invested in the well-being of our community and its future. We believe Peer and Self Advocacy are core elements of a healthy community and the ability to self-advocate encourages problem solving, empowers individuals and creates independence.

Sharing information with family, friends or colleagues in your local community helps us to raise awareness of both the charity and the positive benefits that advocacy support can bring to the lives of others.

ICANN have developed some digital resources which are now available for a small fee, these can help individuals with the application process for PIP and ESA benefits and offer support with formal assessments or tribunals.

Our self-help guides are compiled by our expert advocacy team from a variety of sources including content from DWP, Gov.UK, Citizens Advice, NAWRA, Daily Record, Benefits & Work, Child Poverty Action Group, IAS.

They cost from £4.99 each and all funds raised help us to help more people and grow the range of support guides available – for more information please click the button below:

Please Note: There are no refunds on our digital downloads – if you are unable to access the download after paying, please let us know and we will send it to you via e-mail.

Digital Download Guides

As a volunteer advocate, I felt really well supported by the ICANN staff. I am a retired primary school teacher and was amazed how transferable certain skills are, it feels good to be able to support people at a time of need – Volunteer

You can help us!

ICANN is a Lancashire based charity; we are grateful to all our donors who enable us to provide funded advocacy support to those in need in our local communities and further afield.

To ensure we can continue to support more people, we need your help.

The easiest way to show your support to ICANN is by donating online by clicking on the links below and 100% of your contribution will go to helping us provide better services and support to those who need it.

Get involved 

Fundraising Events

The way we are fundraising has changed since the Coronavirus outbreak – there are lots of different ways we can fundraise together!

Over the past two years we have worked with our supporters to find alternative ways to fundraise, and you may have your own ideas for an event or sponsorship challenge.

Come and join in the fun at a local event or take on a challenge with ICANN to raise money – you can do this!

Partnership

We are committed to having partnerships with businesses and other organisations that share our goal to make a deep and lasting impact and that work towards our vision of a community where all individuals are empowered to live, thrive, and foster a greater sense of control.

A partnership with us could be beneficial for your organisation, helping you meet your business or social responsibility objectives or a great way to motivate current or future employees. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us at admin@i-cann.org.uk or telephone us on 01772 746061.

Shop & Play

Play our Lottery

Support ICANN by joining our weekly Unity lottery and together we can make amazing things happen!

From only £1 a week you could be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000, while supporting the needs of others.

Playing the Unity lottery means you can support the cause you care about in 3 easy steps; here’s how it works –

 

Select ICANN as the cause to support and pick how many £1 entries you’d like to play each week

Click to join online by Direct Debit or Debit Card

Alternatively download the postal form fill out your details and click submit, or post your form to the Freepost address

Shop to Support Us

Help ICANN bring positive change to the lives of others by supporting us every time you shop. There are many options for you to make a difference, at no extra cost and your generous donations will allow us to support more vulnerable people with health conditions and disabilities across Lancashire.

When you shop at Amazon Smile you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as amazon.co.uk.

Follow the simple instructions below to start supporting ICANN as you shop:

  • Visit Amazon Smile.
  • Select ICANN as your charity
  • Shop as usual
  • % of your shopping is donated to ICANN!
  • Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

easyfundraising® is the UK’s biggest charity shopping fundraising site, there are over 4700 retailers to shop with it’s simple to use and it’s free!

Follow the simple instructions below to start supporting ICANN as you shop:

 

  • Get started – choose ICANN as your cause to support then join for free
  • Start shopping – visit retailers and then shop online as normal
  • Raise donations – your cause (ICANN) receives free donations