Millom Town Council – Millom Christmas Illuminations

Friends of Millom Station formed in May 2009 and are committed, skilled, experienced and hardworking volunteers whose purpose is to promote and develop environmental improvements in the public space which is clean, sustainable and accessible with benefit to the wider community. The aim of the project was to introduce well designed landscape and public art …

Millom Amateur Rugby League Club – “Improve Entry & Egress’

Millom ARLC is the oldest amateur rugby league club in the world, founded in 1873. The club is steeped in this isolated community’s history. The whole facility hosts Millom Rugby, Millom Football Club, Millom Fight Club (the Flexible Ninja’s) and the community gym, alongside many events held in the clubhouse. Often over 1,000 people visiting …

Kirksanton Village Hall – Kirksanton Community Hub

Kirksanton Village Hall contacted the Fund in September 2015 and secured a Development Grant to undertake a number of stages to get the organisation in a good position to enable them to move forward with their proposed plans: Building condition survey, architect drawings, energy audit and their planning application to Copeland Borough Council. They also …

Thwaites Village Hall – Kitchen Refurbishment

The hamlet of Thwaites has 50 houses and a population of 150. 235 people access the village hall on a weekly basis from Thwaites and the surrounding areas. The aim of this project was to make a more usable kitchen that is safer and more hygienic, thereby encouraging more people to use the facilities efficiently …

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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 …

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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 …

Millom Baptist Church – ‘MBC a safe place to be’

Millom Baptist Church (MBC) contacted the Fund in early January 2016. The Church has a wider community use, including Millom Foodbank, South Copeland Fairtrade Group, a playgroup and busy coffee mornings. The Church was looking for sources of funding for refurbishment of specific areas within the building also including the roof of the building. MBC …