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Past Projects

Lake District National Park Authority – ‘Ennerdale Views’

Ennerdale is a spectacular upland landscape with woodland, mountains, dynamic rivers, spectacular views and an area frequently used by the local community. An area of footpath from the Bleach Green car park had been identified for upgrade to allow access for all users; this included incorporating a circular walk with stunning views of the Ennerdale …

Copeland Stadium Trust – ‘Function Room Refurbishment’

The team behind the project to refurbish the Function Room at Copeland Stadium at Hensingham have completed the work with a successful £4,000 bid to Copeland Community Fund. The upgrading which cost £16,649 has provided improved facilities for a wide range of community events, celebrations and sports/music events. James Egan, Project Lead said, “Securing the …

Whitehaven Fishermen’s Co-operative Limited – ‘Sea Safety Training’

Whitehaven Harbour is the only commercial fishing port in Copeland and the fishing industry has a positive impact on the local economy and offers job opportunities to members of the local community. Being able to sustain this level is determined by having fully qualified sea-going crew. With the impending introduction of legislation, the Maritime and …

Egremont Crab Fair and Sports – ‘Egremont Crab Fair’

Whilst the Crab Fair has always been popular within the local community, the organising group were often told that people these days aspire to more than a small village fete and point to the range of events and attractions organised by others in the county. Still wanting to retain the unique and traditional events such …

Mirehouse Residents Grp – ‘Cattle Arch and Pathways Improvements’

The Mirehouse Residents Group – the team behind the project to improve access from East to West Mirehouse – were absolutely delighted when all the project funding was confirmed. The project aims to reducing flooding to existing footpaths on Wasdale Close, Whinlatter Road and close to Valley School to provide a safe thoroughfare for the …

Bootle Village Hall – ‘Raise the Roof’

Due to storm damage in the winter of 2011 and the subsequent water ingress damage the Village Hall had to close for bookings, taking the heart away from this rural community, until the 40 year old pitched felt roof had been replaced. Insurance only covered the patching of the damaged parts of the roof, so …

Inspira – ‘Friday Night Project’

The Friday Night Project is managed by Inspira and it aims to reduce anti-social behaviour in key areas at ‘hotspot’ times and give young people a safe place to go with activities to do on a Friday night. This project follows on from a successful pilot scheme. The Copeland Community Fund funding now means that …

St. Bees Parish Council – St. Bees Pay Area

St Bees has a large sandy beach which has previously been awarded Quality Coast Awards. It is very popular with families from across West Cumbria and beyond who come to enjoy the beach and the walks on St Bees Head. The existing play area at the beach had very limited play facilities as some items …

Arts Out West – ‘Kirkgate Arts’

Arts Out West works with volunteer promoters in village halls and community centres throughout West Cumbria, to bring high quality professional arts-based events to local communities. Currently there are 14 halls active on the scheme in Copeland. The project has brought a variety of high quality professional arts to Copeland thereby assisting village halls to …

Home to Work – ‘Skills for You’

Home to Work was established in 2001 to assist people in finding employment and provide unemployed people with work experience, education and training. The Skills 4 You project is a pilot project which aims to support unemployed people in Copeland by offering them practical experience in a workshop setting. The 8 week course allows individuals …

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