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Past Projects

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 …

Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS) – Young People’s Prevention and Recovery Service

This project provides prevention education and awareness raising sessions to young people throughout the Copeland District and targets those most at risk or affected by problematic substance misuse. We offer both 1:1 and group therapeutic support to minimise harm and support long term change. The project aims to focus on improving the health and emotional …

Inspira – ‘Friday Night Project’

The original Friday Night Projects were set up specifically to address issues of youth anti- social behaviour in some key hotspot areas of West Cumbria. In Copeland almost 2000 young people have participated in Friday Night Project provision since it began in 2012 and it’s believed that around a quarter of these individuals could be …

Whitehaven Judo Club – Schools’ Outreach Programme

Whitehaven Judo Club delivered a highly successful three year Schools’ Outreach Pilot Programme in schools throughout Copeland from 2013. Over 1,140 children benefitted from judo sessions in 30 different Copeland schools. This project is a continuation of the original pilot programme providing a service to schools in most localities of Copeland. This is achieved by …

Howgill Family Centre – Pre Birth and Beyond

Howgill Family Centre has worked with children and their families in West Cumbria since the late 1970s. It aims to provide support so that every child might have equality of opportunity to achieve their full potential. The organisation coordinates Centre-based activities throughout Copeland and provides Home Support and Community Outreach projects. Pre birth and Beyond …

Greenbank Pensioners and Residents Club – ‘Facility Upgrade’

Greenbank Pensioners and Residents Club (GPRC) had their initial contact with the Fund in 2012 as they had realised that the facility was in need of upgrading.  Some members of the local community were struggling to access the club, and if they could manage to attend events, the welfare facilities did not meet modern standards or …

Millom Baptist Church – ‘MBC a safe place to be’

Millom Baptist Church (MBC) contacted the Fund in early January 2016. The Church has a wider community use, including Millom Foodbank, South Copeland Fairtrade Group, a playgroup and busy coffee mornings. The Church was looking for sources of funding for refurbishment of specific areas within the building also including the roof of the building. MBC …

Time to Change (West Cumbria) – ‘Calderwood House staff’

Calderwood House in Egremont opened the doors to the homeless in October 2015 to provide a safe place to accommodate the growing homeless population, primarily in Copeland, prioritising ex-military personnel.  This is strictly emergency accommodation with the view that the resident will move on to independent accommodation within 6 months.  To date they have had …

STEM Cumbria Ltd – ‘FIRST LEGO League: A vision for Copeland’

Cumbria based businesses, particularly those involved in decommissioning at Sellafield, identified the need for more young people to have training in control technology and remote handling skills.  The FIRST LEGO League introduces pupils aged 9 to 16 years to the concepts of control technology through a live challenge programme. Through a link with a STEM …

Outreach Cumbria – ‘Elements (Writer in Residence)’

Held in Autumn 2016, Elements was a brand-new inclusive pilot arts festival for a mature population. The festival commissioned and supported high-quality arts productions and programmes across Cumbria, involving local artists, organisations and communities as well as attracting visitors from around the UK. The centre piece of the festival, working with partners in Copeland – …

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