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Project Lead Coordinator

Greg Mitten, LOCAL Project Lead Co-ordinator


Photo credit: Steve Dixon, Lancaster District CVS

As the lead co-ordinator for the LOCAL (Locally organised communities across Lancashire) project, I am totally committed to the 9 priorities set out in the VCFSE Manifesto for Lancashire 14 (A-VCFSE-Sector-Manifesto-for-Lancashire-2022-6.pdf (, to aid the sustainability of the VCFSE sector and help to bring about the changes that are needed to improve the wellbeing of our communities.

Greg has worked in the VCFSE sector across Lancashire for over 24 years in senior management roles in health, housing, community development, and rural development, including most recently as a Chief Officer for 13 years for a VCFSE umbrella support organisation. Greg started his VCFSE experience in London as a volunteer street outreach worker with the homeless community.

Greg has worked with different collaborative VCFSE, Public & Private Sector forums, networks and boards, including acting as a VCFSE representative on the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board.  He gained valuable experience in rural development as chairman of the Lancashire West Action Group (2014 to 2020), part of the Rural Development Leader Programme for England.

Greg was a lay member for West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group from its launch in 2012 until its replacement in 2022. This gave him the opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of NHS structures and experience of developing NHS and VCFSE partnerships.

Greg’s passion is working within the VCFSE sector and with communities. His approach is based on Asset Based Community Development, an empowering approach which recognises and builds on the gifts, capacities, and skills of individuals within the community.