Welcome to our Lancashire-based but internationally inspired, social enterprise.

Global Amigos is the umbrella company comprising several North West-based activities that benefit from over a dozen fabulous volunteers. We receive zero funding; all monies are generated through commercial activities which we then apply to good use.

We’re on an ever-evolving journey but all share similar passions

 

“The last few years have been spent linking with & learning from communities from around the globe – as well as within our own neighbourhoods. Whilst continuing to build our UK projects, the ultimate vision is to create our own sustainable community hub in Nicargua; to create opportunities for people, friends, in the community that welcomed me so whole heartedly in the past, and also to welcome members of the international community who may wish to experience real rural life in a developing nation. We’ll continue to promote other worthwhile programmes such as Chennai Challenge (summer programme in India) and International Citizenship Service (three month placements globally)

Long term, our UK based activities will be self sustainable, coordinated by leaders from within. We always welcome opportunities for collaboration & will always, happily, provide a platform for other inspiring and community-engaging projects

Andy Neale

Case studies

Use the links below to see case studies from past & current volunteers from here in Lancashire.

Case Study

Irene

Case Study

Oliver

Case Study

Gill & Jordan

Plans for 2018

  • Army of Amigos – the Bigger Picture 

From Armenia & South Africa to the Indian slums, our founder, Andy has set out a plan to give back – and wants to encourage others to be part of the bigger picture. He’s currently ona mission to identify a small core Army of Amigos. *Look out for an upcoming Facebook group, soon to be published*

  • Podio Preston has branched off as a Community Interest Company

Our flagship pocket-sized publication will continue to expand with our most dedicated volunteers from the past two years now becoming Directors of newly formed Community Interest Company, ‘Positively Preston CIC’. This means that, whilst Andy is living in Thailand, the wider Preston community can continue to be served by local activists and creatives.

  • Dirrty Harry’s – up for sale

Dirrty H offered decent, safe & affordable club nights for Lancashire’s LGBT community, including Pride after-parties. Due to a change in circumstances of those who led this strand of our work, these are on hold. Our LGBT targeted social media pages / accounts / groups are available for purchase should a venue owner be interested?

  • After Hate Outreach Work

What started as an add on to Dirrty Harry’s to signpost our LGBT+ customers who were being affected by hate in Preston, is continuing to evolve into an even broader platform from which to campaign. A presence at various UK Prides, a satellite group at Exeter University being established and support for a hate crime in schools programme have been just a few of our 2018 activities.

  • Learn from our Big Preston Raffle 2017 trial

2017 saw the launch of a potentially annual raffle – with beneficiaries selected in advance & prizes donated by Preston businesses. Problems were identified which, should the raffle be replicated this year, we’ll definitely have learnt from. **We require a part time volunteer coordinator in order for the Big Preston Raffle 2018 to take place. Interested? Get in touch!