Lake District National Park Authority – Romans in Ravenglass

The project is a community based archaeological investigation focusing on understanding more about the Roman Heritage of Ravenglass, including the Fort, Bath House and Civilian Settlement (Vicus). The work was to be carried out by volunteer groups including members of Muncaster Parish Council, Ravenglass Village Forum, Local History groups, Lake District National Park Archaeology Volunteer …

Santon Bridge Village Hall – Hall Rejuvenation

Santon Bridge Village Hall was in desperate need of an upgraded heating system. Even on a reasonably warm spring day the main room was so cold it got into your bones and winter was even more uncomfortable. The village hall committee fully investigated a range of heating/insulation options and had selected which is the best …

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 …

Shackles Off – ‘Youthwork Staffing Costs’

Shackles Off is a Seascale based social project with a youth work emphasis, working with children, young people and vulnerable adults aged 7-25 years old. Young people are primarily from Seascale, however they also currently work with young people from Bootle, Gosforth, Wasdale/Eskdale Valleys and Drigg. The project works with an average of 70 young …

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 …

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 …

SASRA – ‘Seascale Community Gym’

Local residents across Seascale and surrounding areas have celebrated as funding for a new community fitness centre at the Windscale Club in Seascale was secured in 2011. A partnership between community residents and SASRA raised £160,000. Work to renovate an underused room in the club and turn it into a modern fitness facility started in …

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 …