Places & Spaces (£25+ Large)


Copeland Community Fund 2019-2022 Strategy introduces a priority for Community, Infrastructure & Environment for large projects. 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:

  • Quality Open Spaces
  • Improvements to Environment

Examples of projects would include:

  • Refurbishment or new build of community facility,
  • Improvements to transport infrastructure: cycle routes, bridleways etc
  • Improvements to open community spaces
  • Community ‘growing’ schemes, such as a community allotment,
  • Community transport scheme
  • Recycling initiatives


  • Projects must demonstrate that they can meet the NDA Socio Economic Policy.
  • Project plans outline all permissions required, application dates and status. For example, planning permission, building control, leases etc
  • Organisations can apply for community infrastructure and environment projects on an individual basis, however, CCF also looks favourably on collaborative projects.
  • Applications to the Fund require match funding of:
    • 50% for projects with a grant request over £25k
  • All projects will be limited to a three-year funding term.


Any project wishing to apply should consider how they can achieve the essential outputs:

  • Hectares / Sq M of Improved Environment
  • No of New/Improved Facility (sport, cultural or community)
  • Number of Volunteer Hours


Exclusions for the Community Infrastructure and Environment Fund include:

  • Faith based activities and venues (unless broader community use)
  • Residential activities (outside of Cumbria) including expeditions and overseas trips
  • Direct replacement of activities which are a statutory obligation
  • Refurbishment or new build of community venues which will benefit only one user group


Contact Copeland Community Fund on 07833048986 for further information or email [email protected]