Copeland Youth Providers Network – Development Worker

The aim of the Youth Providers Network is to support neighbourhood youth work providers who deliver direct face-to-face youth work within Copeland. The network have worked in partnership on projects that have benefitted young people locally including Friday Night Project where young people attended Friday Night Provision with the overall aim of reducing anti-social behaviour.
The Development Worker project was conceived through an initial discussion between representatives of the Network and Copeland Community Fund.
The project supported the recruitment of a Development Worker who works directly with the youth work partners to improve the quality of youth project management in the Copeland Borough to a consistent standard. This will make the key neighbourhood youth work providers more sustainable in the longer run, more attractive to funders and ultimately improve the experience and opportunities for young people. The worker can also support any emerging youthwork provision in Copeland.
Providers in the Copeland Youth Network deliver youth work activity for 8 -19 year olds in all key urban and rural areas of the borough – from Distington to Millom.

Other funders include United Utilities.


  • 1 Job created (20 Hours)
  • 5 Local People Assisted in their Skills Development
  • £17,848.30 Match Funding


  • Partners with key issues in the Copeland Youth Network show improved practice and progress against their assessed needs in the operation of their youth work provision
  • Key community stakeholders – funders, elected representatives- recognise improvements in practice and operation
  • Providers in the Copeland Youth Network have confidence in their improved project processes and the sustainability of their delivery
  • Providers are able to maintain similar or improved volumes of delivery over subsequent 5 years