Home to Work Ltd. – Skills 4 You

The project enables Skills 4 You leaners to actively engage in real life work settings by working within workshops creating up-cycled and hand crafted items which can then be sold at market stalls to the public. Karen Jones, Managing Director at Skills 4 You “We aim to encourage thinking differently, to problem solve and stop …

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 …

Howgill Family Centre – Pre Birth and Beyond

Howgill Family Centre has worked with children and their families in West Cumbria since the late 1970s. It aims to provide support so that every child might have equality of opportunity to achieve their full potential. The organisation coordinates Centre-based activities throughout Copeland and provides Home Support and Community Outreach projects. Pre birth and Beyond …

Ennerdale Hub Ltd – The Gather Long Term Sustainability

The Gather is a cafe, shop and community space owned by Ennerdale Hub Ltd. The Gather’s previous manager left at the end of February 2018. This role was part paid (10 hours per week) from revenues and part paid from the Power to Change fund. The remainder of the role was undertaken by volunteers when …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ennerdale Community Hub – ‘ Fox and Hounds Community Pub’

The community of Ennerdale has been given more than £100,000 from the Copeland Community Fund to bring the village’s facilities back to life. Earlier in the year residents bought shares in the Fox and Hounds pub, which had been closed for five months, renovated it and reopened it as a community pub. Now the aim …

Home to Work Ltd – ‘Craft / Upcycling Project’

The craft/upcycling project is led by Home To Work and beneficiaries are referred from partner agencies such as Department for Work and Pensions, Inspira, Cumbria Advice/Health & Wellbeing Support Team, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV), Trades Hall, Age UK West Cumbria and other training providers and referral agencies that the project has built links with. The …