Past Projects

Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union – Your Money Workshops

The ‘Your Money Workshops’ project follows a successful pilot scheme. The project aims to increase prosperity by assisting with financial choices via workshops within Copelands communities. The project will address issues as a result of the economic pressures on everyday living and assist customers to be wiser about their financial choices. Whitehaven, Egremont and District …

Inspira ‘Friday Night Project’

The Friday Night Project is managed by Inspira and it aims to reduce anti-social behaviour in key areas at ‘hotspot’ times and give young people a safe place to go with activities to do on a Friday night. This project follows on from a successful pilot scheme. The Copeland Community Fund funding now means that …

North Country Leisure ‘Be Active’

A new programme aimed to create more opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity in Copeland launched in January this Year. Following on from the successful ‘Moor Active’ pilot project, based in Cleator Moor Bowls and Sports Centre, which has been running sessions every week from May 2009 to 2012, ‘beActive in the Community’ …

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The Lighthouse Centre

This year saw the launch of a multimillion community centre open in Haverigg open for business thanks to funding from the Copeland Community Fund. The £1.5m Haverigg Lighthouse Centre project has taken around 10 years from the drawing board to completion and has overcome a number of barriers. The centre will operate as a social …

Seascale Community Gym

Local residents across Seascale and surrounding areas have celebrated as funding for a new community fitness centre at the Windscale Club in Seascale was secured in 2011. A partnership between community residents and SASRA raised £160,000. Work to renovate an underused room in the club and turn it into a modern fitness facility started in …

Ennerdale Community Hub

The community of Ennerdale has been given more than £100,000 from the Copeland Community Fund to bring the village’s facilities back to life. Earlier in the year residents bought shares in the Fox and Hounds pub, which had been closed for five months, renovated it and reopened it as a community pub. Now the aim …

Gosforth Nursery

Children from Gosforth and surrounding village’s now benefit from a brand new eco-friendly nursery following a £40,000 grant from the Copeland Community Fund. The grant completed the £400,000 funding package needed to complete the building and was allocated to: • Install and commission solar and photovoltaic panels • Air source heat pump system • Underfloor …

Copeland Apprenticeship Scheme

The partnership scheme led by Copeland Borough Council and Lakes Colleges is open to unemployed individuals aged 16 and over with specific emphasis on those young people not in employment, education and training (NEET). The scheme engages with local employers, in particular those who have not employed apprentices previously, and they are entitled to a …

Friday Night Project

The original Friday Night Projects were set up specifically to address issues of youth anti- social behaviour in some key hotspot areas of West Cumbria. In Copeland almost 2000 young people have participated in Friday Night Project provision since it began in 2012 and it’s believed that around a quarter of these individuals could be …

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