Supporting Copeland Communities

Areas of Funding

Local Communities

SMALL £3k – £25k

LARGE £25k +

Copeland Community Fund 2022-2025 ‘Local Communities Fund’ offers support for projects seeking funding in the borough.

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

Available For:

  • Employment & Enterprise
  • Community Wellbeing
  • Places & Spaces
  • Children & Young People
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Employment & Enterprise

Copeland Community Fund 2022-25 Strategy continues to prioritise Employment & Enterprise projects. Applications can be made on: 20th April, 6th July, 5th October 2022, or January 25th 2023. Areas projects may focus on include, but are not limited to:

 

Available For:

  • Work & Skills Projects
  • Work & Skills Infrastructure
  • Creating or Safeguarding Jobs
  • Pathways to Work & Skills
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Community Wellbeing

Copeland Community Fund 2022-2025 Strategy continues to prioritise Community Wellbeing projects. Applications can be made on: 20th April, 6th July, 5th October 2022, or January 25th 2023.

The purpose is to provide revenue and / or capital support to existing provision within Copeland and consider new complementary provision. Areas projects may focus on include, but are not limited to:

Available For:

  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Active Lifestyles
  • Arts & Culture
  • Carers Initiatives
  • Social Inclusion
  • Social Action
  • Healthy Eating Programmes & Initiatives
  • Social Prescription
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Places & Spaces

Copeland Community Fund 2022-2025 Strategy continues to prioritise Places & Spaces projects. Applications can be made on: 20th April, 6th July, 5th October 2022, or January 25th 2023.

The purpose is to provide revenue and / or capital support to existing provision within Copeland and consider new complementary provision. Areas projects may focus on include, but are not limited to:

Available For:

  • Climate Action
  • Recycling or Reuse Initiatives
  • Community 'Growing' Schemes
  • Improvements to Open Community Spaces
  • Refurbishment or New Build Community Facility
  • Improvements to Transport: Infrastructure or Community Schemes
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Children & Young People

Copeland Community Fund 2022-2025  Strategy continues to prioritise Children & Young People projects. Applications can be made on: 20th April, 6th July, 5th October 2022, or January 25th 2023.

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). The purpose is to provide revenue and / or capital support to existing provision within Copeland and consider new complementary provision. Areas projects may focus on include, but are not limited to:

Available For:

  • Generic Youth Provision
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Creative Arts Based Provision
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Improvement to Facilities / Equipment
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Community Resilience

Projects £0 – £50K
(For requests over £50K please contact the Team)

Copeland Community Fund are committed to supporting the needs of the community as we begin to focus on ‘recovery’ of Covid-19. As such the fund are welcoming individual and collaborative applications from groups, particularly those currently linked into the Copeland Resilience Groups.

To request an application form please contact us via email. All applications should experience a fast turn around with our rolling process.

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

Available For:

  • Food & Finance
  • Digital
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Children & Family
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Enabling

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 Community Development Officer.

Available For:

  • HLF Match
  • Planning Fees
  • Architect Fees
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Consultation Events
  • Business Plans
  • Third Party Wren
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Application Process

Find out more about our funding application process or speak to one of the team on 07833048986

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.