Past Projects

Howgill Family Centre & Impact Housing Association – ‘Whitehaven Foyer’

Whitehaven Foyer has been developed to provide supported housing for 19 young people alongside a resource centre for wider community use. Foyers are projects for young people that provide “a springboard to independent living, training and work”. Foyers in Britain contain accommodation and a range of support facilities in one building. They house young people …

Distington Club for Young People – ‘A Time to Grow, A Place to Go’

Distington Club for Young People has been in operation for over 65 years, serving and meeting the needs of the youth of the village and surrounding areas. They approached the Fund with a proposal to employ a Youth Development Officer to continue and further support the young people. DCYP have been ambitious in their efforts …

St Bees Village School Association – ‘Play Area’

A five year fundraising challenge was successfully completed when the project funding of £36,460.57 was met through grant funding and fundraising efforts of the Village School Association, local villagers and the cubs, scouts and rainbow troops. Helen Sharpe, Project Manager, St Bees Village School Association said “the upgraded play area and installation of an outdoor …

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J & E Gunson Almshouse – ‘Almshouse Trust’

Ulpha, one of the more remote and sparsely populated areas of Copeland, was a risk of losing 10% of its community members if the Almshouse Trust was unable comply with the Environment Agency discharge criteria and update the sewage system that was linked to the 10 social housing properties in the valley. Therefore without the …

Mirehouse Labour Club – ‘Facility Upgrade’

The team behind the project to refurbish Mirehouse Labour Club on Honister Road have completed the work on the function room and toilets with a successful bid to Copeland Community Fund. The renovations which cost £40,000 have provided improved facilities for a wide range of community events, celebrations and music events. Steve Nicholson, Project Lead, …

Copeland Work & Skills Partnership – Apprenticeship Initiative

This was a partnership initiative driven forward by Copeland’s Work and Skills Partnership to develop apprenticeship opportunities for Copeland residents aged 16+ not in employment, education and training (NEET) and unemployed individuals in other age groups. It also supported an additional number of learners with basic skills / skills for life – numeracy and literacy …

North Country Leisure – ‘Be Active’

A new programme aimed to create more opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity in Copeland launched in January this Year. Following on from the successful ‘Moor Active’ pilot project, based in Cleator Moor Bowls and Sports Centre, which has been running sessions every week from May 2009 to 2012, ‘beActive in the Community’ …

Abandon Normal Devices – ‘Digital Caravans/Balloon Vortex’

A cutting edge digital media project on two sites – Whitehaven Harbour and the Civic Hall – Abandon Normal Devices brought their spirit of innovation and fun to Cumbria, with over a thousand people attending. ‘Mobile Republic’ featured the world’s smallest blue screen studio, a performance space and a cinema, very impressive for five modernised …

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