Supporting Copeland Communities

Areas of Funding

Enabling Fund

Up to £5.5k

The purpose of the Enabling Fund is to strengthen your project; ensuring best fit between the project and what Copeland Community Fund and / or other funders want to invest in.

The Enabling Fund is only accessible after discussing your application with a Projects Coordinator.

Available For:

  • HLF Match
  • Planning Fees
  • Architect Fees
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Consultation Events
  • Business Plans
  • Third Party Wren
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Local Communities Fund

£3k – £25k

Copeland Community Fund 2017-19 ‘Local Communities Fund’ commits to funding for projects in the borough.  Projects seeking funding between £3,000 and £25,000 may apply.

There are 4 areas (themes) in which a project may focus:

Available For:

  • Quality Open Spaces
  • Improvements to Built Environment
  • Arts, Culture & Sports
  • Community Action
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Youth Fund

Small projects £3k – 25 k
Large projects £25k + 

Copeland Community Fund 2017-19 Youth Fund Strategy commits to two years funding for youth projects in the borough. The purpose of the Youth Fund is to provide revenue support to new and existing provision within Copeland.

The Fund will accept youth projects targeting children and young people from 0 – 19 years (or up to 25 years if the young person has special educational needs and/or a disability).

Available For:

  • Target youth activities
  • Individual projects
  • Collaborative projects
  • Salaries and associated costs
  • Volunteering Schemes
  • ‘Citizenship’ activities
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Work & Skills Fund

Small projects £3 – 25 k
Large projects £25k + 

Copeland Community Fund 2017-19 Work & Skills Fund Strategy commits to two years funding for Work & Skills projects in the borough. There are 4 areas in which a project may focus:

Available For:

  • Work & Skills Projects
  • Work & Skills Infrastructure
  • Creating or Safeguarding Jobs
  • Pathways to Work & Skills
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Application Process

Find out more about our funding application process or speak to one of the team on 01946 598352

About the Fund

The Copeland Community Fund is an agreement negotiated with the Government to recognise the service Copeland provides to the nation by hosting the Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) close to the village of Drigg.

LLWR pay £1.5million a year to give back to the community through supporting local projects.

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Successfully Funded Projects

Copeland Community Fund support projects in Copeland - West Cumbria. Between 2010 and April 2017 Copeland Community Fund have funded 237 projects; investing £16 million back into the community and helping to lever over £60 million into the Borough.