Past Projects

Santon Bridge Village Hall – Hall Rejuvenation

Santon Bridge Village Hall was in desperate need of an upgraded heating system. Even on a reasonably warm spring day the main room was so cold it got into your bones and winter was even more uncomfortable. The village hall committee fully investigated a range of heating/insulation options and had selected which is the best …

Ennerdale Hub Ltd – The Gather Long Term Sustainability

The Gather is a cafe, shop and community space owned by Ennerdale Hub Ltd. The Gather’s previous manager left at the end of February 2018. This role was part paid (10 hours per week) from revenues and part paid from the Power to Change fund. The remainder of the role was undertaken by volunteers when …

Beckermet with Thornhill Parish Council – Extension to Changing Rooms

Since 1986 the village of Thornhill has maintained a football team, and since 2015 has had two seperate senior football teams. In 2007, after storm damage to the old changing rooms and a portacabin for storage which had been “added on”, the Parish Council, in partnership with the football team, raised enough funding to build …

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project – Opportunity and Adventure on your Doorstep

The Copeland Community Safety Hub (The Hub) was formed in 2016 and is based within the Whitehaven Police Station. The Hub brings together multiple partners from across the community to find innovative and proactive ways to tackle anti-social behaviour and to provide opportunities for people to develop transferable and positive life skills. As part of …

Inspira – ‘Ready For Apprenticeships’

The project, which started in September 2018, will increase the apprenticeship readiness of Year 11 school leavers in Copeland. Through a structured programme of apprenticeship focused information, practical coaching and personal skills development, the project will give participants an ‘extra advantage’ and the best possible chance of benefitting from new oppourtunities in the local labour …

Vulture Club – Creative Writing Project

This project will be delivered to individuals in recovery from addiction and those with a history of mental ill health/psychological/trauma based issues. The project enables Whitehaven based Vulture Club to broaden their range of therapeutic activities and open their doors for two additional days, allowing the club to offer much needed additional support to their …

Shackles Off – ‘Youthwork Staffing Costs’

Shackles Off is a Seascale based social project with a youth work emphasis, working with children, young people and vulnerable adults aged 7-25 years old. Young people are primarily from Seascale, however they also currently work with young people from Bootle, Gosforth, Wasdale/Eskdale Valleys and Drigg. The project works with an average of 70 young …

Thwaites Village Hall – Kitchen Refurbishment

The hamlet of Thwaites has 50 houses and a population of 150. 235 people access the village hall on a weekly basis from Thwaites and the surrounding areas. The aim of this project was to make a more usable kitchen that is safer and more hygienic, thereby encouraging more people to use the facilities efficiently …

Millom Amateur Rugby League Club – “Improve Entry & Egress’

Millom ARLC is the oldest amateur rugby league club in the world, founded in 1873. The club is steeped in this isolated community’s history. The whole facility hosts Millom Rugby, Millom Football Club, Millom Fight Club (the Flexible Ninja’s) and the community gym, alongside many events held in the clubhouse. Often over 1,000 people visiting …

Kirksanton Village Hall – Kirksanton Community Hub

Kirksanton Village Hall contacted the Fund in September 2015 and secured a Development Grant to undertake a number of stages to get the organisation in a good position to enable them to move forward with their proposed plans: Building condition survey, architect drawings, energy audit and their planning application to Copeland Borough Council. They also …

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