Past Projects

Home to Work ‘Skills for You’

Home to Work was established in 2001 to assist people in finding employment and provide unemployed people with work experience, education and training. The Skills 4 You project is a pilot project which aims to support unemployed people in Copeland by offering them practical experience in a workshop setting. The 8 week course allows individuals …

Kirkgate Arts

Arts Out West works with volunteer promoters in village halls and community centres throughout West Cumbria, to bring high quality professional arts-based events to local communities. Currently there are 14 halls active on the scheme in Copeland. The project has brought a variety of high quality professional arts to Copeland thereby assisting village halls to …

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J & E Gunson Almshouse Trust

Ulpha, one of the more remote and sparsely populated areas of Copeland, was a risk of losing 10% of its community members if the Almshouse Trust was unable comply with the Environment Agency discharge criteria and update the sewage system that was linked to the 10 social housing properties in the valley. Therefore without the …

Energy Efficiencies at Lamplugh Village Hall

The aim of Lamplugh Village Hall was to make the building more energy efficient. The project had secured funding from other sources including Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust and Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN) to deliver the work. The group, with support from the community development team, maximised their applications to other funders and had …

Ravenglass Play Area

Community volunteers secured £50,000 towards the overhaul of Ravenglass village play area following a successful bid to the Big Lottery Funds Community Spaces Programme with the support of Community Development Worker Rachel Graham. The winning bid sees the completion of the funding package needed to revamp the existing play area that has become tired and …

Egremont Cricket Club

Egremont Cricket Club has been transformed into a modern fit for purpose clubhouse facility with the completion of a £242,000 building project with the assistance of £80,000 funding from the Copeland Community Fund. Secretary of Egremont Cricket Club, Michael Williams said “Working in partnership with the Cumbria Cricket Board and English Cricket Board, Egremont Cricket …

Mirehouse Labour Club

The team behind the project to refurbish Mirehouse Labour Club on Honister Road have completed the work on the function room and toilets with a successful bid to Copeland Community Fund. The renovations which cost £40,000 have provided improved facilities for a wide range of community events, celebrations and music events. Steve Nicholson, Project Lead, …

St Bees Village School Association

A five year fundraising challenge was successfully completed when the project funding of £36,460.57 was met through grant funding and fundraising efforts of the Village School Association, local villagers and the cubs, scouts and rainbow troops. Helen Sharpe, Project Manager, St Bees Village School Association said “the upgraded play area and installation of an outdoor …

Greenbank Play Area

Local residents in Greenbank have celebrated as funding for an upgraded play area and MUGA was secured in late 2011. The Greenbank Community Association raised £79,000 through grant funding. With additional funding drawn in from Home Group, Francis C Scott Trust amongst others. Ann Maudling, Treasurer, Greenbank Community Association said, “The previous play area was …

Millom Network Centre ‘Providing and Facilitating Business, Educational and Community Services’

The staff of the Millom Network Centre aimed to develop a service hub, thereby bringing more vocational training to the people of South Copeland, supporting new business development, meanwhile helping existing businesses with their sustainability. Paul Stewart, Centre Manager said: “Since the project started in April 2012 with the support of Copeland Community Fund, MNC …

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