The club is the hub of the local community with lots of social activities for all ages and was in a poor state of repair as there had been little improvement since it was built in the mid 80’s.
Funding was requested to carry out improvements to provide a modern, sustainable, accessible and fit for purpose facility for regular clubhouse users and the wider community.
Although the lockdown slowed down some elements of the project, it allowed some of the rugby team who were furloughed to volunteer to fully decorate the outside which was not budgeted for in our scope.
Gareth Frazer, Distington CASC “The difference we found with the Copeland Community Fund was the help and support we got from the team; from our initial enquiry, through the application process and throughout the project. The team showed a genuine interest in our progress. We also found that once we had The Copeland Community Fund on board as a funder, other funders were keen to get involved and this has enabled us to deliver a successfulproject, delivering benefits to the local community”.
Other funding was secured from Cumbria Community Foundation, Potato Pot Windfarm Fund, Sellafield Limited, OneAim and Distington Big Local.