South Whitehaven Youth Partnership (S.W.Y.P.)

A new youth organisation, South Whitehaven Youth Partnership, has been developed to meet the needs of young people in South Whitehaven (Woodhouse and Mirehouse). The project will deliver neighbourhood youth work to children and young people ages 8 to 25. Youth led programmes and informal workshops will offer personal development opportunities and accreditations.

Jacq Cardy, SWYP Project Manager “The funding from Copeland Community Fund has enabled SWYP to start delivering youth work to vulnerable young people and continue to support their needs over the next 3 years. SWYP has come a long way in a short time and its with thanks to Copeland Community Fund, other funders, the local community and all the children and young people accessing youth provision. I feel we will continue to go from strength to strength developing a strong youth organisation and moving forward to become a big part of the South Whitehaven community for many years to come”.

Other funders include: Francis C Scott Trust, Sellafield Ltd, Cumbria Community Foundation, Awards for All and Coalfields.


  • 2.5 Full Time Equivalent Jobs Created
  • 116 Local People Assisted in their Skills Development
  • 45 Local People Helped to Secure Employment, Education or Training
  • £104,172.42 Match Funding
  • 660 Local People who access a community/sport/cultural opportunity or facility
  • 600 Volunteer Hours
  • 165 Young people attending more than 10 sessions in a year


  • Engage with 200 young people (aged 8-19) per year – across the 8 youth work sessions per week
  • 50 young people to attend 10 times or more per year
  • 35 Recorded Outcomes, in the form of workshops e.g. Alcohol awareness workshops
  • 10 young people to achieve an accredited Outcome

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