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Past Projects

Sunbeams Music Trust – ‘Music for Health and Wellbeing in Copeland’

Sunbeams Chief Executive, Annie Mawson – who was brought up near Cleator Moor – was absolutely delighted when the organization secured funding from the Copeland Community Fund in February 2011 to cover a 3 year period. The project ‘Music for Health and Wellbeing in Copeland’ was driven by demand from, and in consultation with the …

Gosforth Nursery – Gosforth Nursery New Build Project

Having used porta cabin buildings for a number of years to provide a nursery education for pre-school children those ‘temporary’ buildings were now at the end of their life and needed replacing with a purpose built permanent structure. Thus allowing Gosforth Nursery to continue to operate but also to extend the provision to include younger …

Gosforth Nursery – ‘Eco friendly upgrade’

Children from Gosforth and surrounding village’s now benefit from a brand new eco-friendly nursery following a £40,000 grant from the Copeland Community Fund. The grant completed the £400,000 funding package needed to complete the building and was allocated to: • Install and commission solar and photovoltaic panels • Air source heat pump system • Underfloor …

CBC & Lakes College – ‘Copeland Apprenticeship Scheme’

The partnership scheme led by Copeland Borough Council and Lakes Colleges is open to unemployed individuals aged 16 and over with specific emphasis on those young people not in employment, education and training (NEET). The scheme engages with local employers, in particular those who have not employed apprentices previously, and they are entitled to a …

Cleator Moor Town Council – Community Garden Project

For a number of years, Cleator Moor Town Council has had a growing list of people interested in allotment gardening. In 2010 council members agreed to address this issue, by developing a piece of waste ground adjacent to the current allotment site at High Street. The project will provide additional growing space, new pathways and …

Lamplugh Village Hall – ‘Energy Efficiencies’

The aim of Lamplugh Village Hall was to make the building more energy efficient. The project had secured funding from other sources including Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust and Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN) to deliver the work. The group, with support from the community development team, maximised their applications to other funders and had …

Greenbank Community Association – ‘Play Area’

Local residents in Greenbank have celebrated as funding for an upgraded play area and MUGA was secured in late 2011. The Greenbank Community Association raised £79,000 through grant funding. With additional funding drawn in from Home Group, Francis C Scott Trust amongst others. Ann Maudling, Treasurer, Greenbank Community Association said, “The previous play area was …

Ravenglass Parish Council – ‘Play Area’

Community volunteers secured £50,000 towards the overhaul of Ravenglass village play area following a successful bid to the Big Lottery Funds Community Spaces Programme with the support of Community Development Worker Rachel Graham. The winning bid sees the completion of the funding package needed to revamp the existing play area that has become tired and …

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The Lighthouse Centre Ltd – ‘Haverigg Lighthouse Centre project’

This year saw the launch of a multimillion community centre open in Haverigg open for business thanks to funding from the Copeland Community Fund. The £1.5m Haverigg Lighthouse Centre project has taken around 10 years from the drawing board to completion and has overcome a number of barriers. The centre will operate as a social …

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