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Past Projects

Young Carers – One to One Support Project

This Project delivers one to one support to Young carers in Copeland. Support Workers work with young carers to create a bespoke programme, providing opportunities to develop strategies that improve and maintain health and well-being, improve family relationships, increase their self-esteem and confidence and give them opportunities to talk about issues relating to their caring …

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 …

Whitehaven Community Trust – ‘Mother and Baby Project’

This project will provide supported accommodation for the most vulnerable young pregnant women in our community and their babies. The young women will be provided with a room furnished with a single bed, cot and all the necessary bedding, with shared bathrooms, kitchen and lounge. A second private lounge would be provided for meetings with …

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