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Past Projects

Age UK West Cumbria – ‘Community Connections’

Tackling loneliness and isolation, particularly in older and vulnerable people, is recognised by all agencies, both locally and nationally, as a high priority because of its negative impacts on mental and physical health. Copeland is facing a greater challenge than other areas, with its larger population of over 60s (27.3% in Copeland – compared with …

West Cumbria Domestic Violence – ‘The Freedom Project’

West Cumbria Domestic Violence Support was set up by Shirley Williams, Carole Launder and Susan James in 1997. Initially it was established to provide counselling and support to adult victims of domestic abuse in Copeland and Allerdale but now includes work with perpetrators of domestic abuse and children. Clients are offered a flexible, free of …

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team – ‘New Base’

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has been assisting people in the Western fells for almost 50 years. The team consists of 40 fell going volunteers and several base operators. Each year responding to between 90 – 120 “999” calls to rescue people who are injured or lost in the local mountains. They also assist other organisations …

Home to Work Ltd – ‘Craft / Upcycling Project’

The craft/upcycling project is led by Home To Work and beneficiaries are referred from partner agencies such as Department for Work and Pensions, Inspira, Cumbria Advice/Health & Wellbeing Support Team, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), Trades Hall, Age UK West Cumbria and other training providers and referral agencies that the project has built links with. The …

Cumbrian SPAAF – ‘Copeland Schools Activate Project’

Cumbrian Sport and Physical Activity Alliance Foundation (SPAAF) and Copeland School Sports Partnership were thrilled when the funding was confirmed for their Copeland Schools Activate Project, that would provide specific training to teaching staff in every Primary, Junior, Infant and Special School in Copeland (40 in total) in order that they could deliver the Activate programme …

Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union – ‘Your Money Workshops’

The ‘Your Money Workshops’ project follows a successful pilot scheme. The project aims to increase prosperity by assisting with financial choices via workshops within Copelands communities. The project will address issues as a result of the economic pressures on everyday living and assist customers to be wiser about their financial choices. Whitehaven, Egremont and District …

Eskdale Mill and Heritage Trust – ‘Development Phase’

Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust plans a major restoration of its corn mill at Boot, a Grade 2* listed building and the last working water mill in the Lake District National Park. Copeland Community Fund often acts as an “enabler” for projects looking to bring in major funding from other national funders such as Heritage …

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