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, …

Whitehaven Campus

In March 2017 the Copeland Community Fund Board formally approved an investment grant of £3m for the Whitehaven Campus Project for sport and leisure community facilities. The community facilities became available for public hire and use on 7 January 2019 with individual facilities including: Sports Facilities 4G pitch, Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Tennis Courts, Low …

Active Cumbria – Whitehaven Parkrun

Parkrun is extremely popular throughout the UK and has been the inspiration from getting many people from inactivity to activity. Whitehaven Park Run launched on 30th June 2018, stretches 5 kilometres from Whitehaven Cycle Track to Moor Row, out, and back, using the C2C cycle path, and takes place every Saturday.

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project – Personal Development of Young People

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project is based in the centre of Whitehaven and has been running for nearly 20 years. Their mission is to give young people an opportunity to develop their potential, to understand themselves and others, to enjoy life and to contribute positively to the world. The project has just completed one grant from …

Kells Amatuer Rugby League – Welfare Pitch Improvement

Kells Amateur Rugby League Club were awarded a grant to erect a galvanised barrier system around the rugby field on Kells Welfare Pitch. This was to enable residents from Kells and the surrounding area the opportunity to participate and volunteer in sport and physical activity in a safe environment whilst also offering a safe environment …

Howgill Family Centre & Impact Housing Association – ‘Whitehaven Foyer’

Whitehaven Foyer has been developed to provide supported housing for 19 young people alongside a resource centre for wider community use. Foyers are projects for young people that provide “a springboard to independent living, training and work”. Foyers in Britain contain accommodation and a range of support facilities in one building. They house young people …

Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project – Opportunity and Adventure on your Doorstep

The Copeland Community Safety Hub (The Hub) was formed in 2016 and is based within the Whitehaven Police Station. The Hub brings together multiple partners from across the community to find innovative and proactive ways to tackle anti-social behaviour and to provide opportunities for people to develop transferable and positive life skills. As part of …

Vulture Club – Creative Writing Project

This project will be delivered to individuals in recovery from addiction and those with a history of mental ill health/psychological/trauma based issues. The project enables Whitehaven based Vulture Club to broaden their range of therapeutic activities and open their doors for two additional days, allowing the club to offer much needed additional support to their …

Whitehaven Community Trust – ‘Mother and Baby Project’

This project will provide supported accommodation for the most vulnerable young pregnant women in our community and their babies. The young women will be provided with a room furnished with a single bed, cot and all the necessary bedding, with shared bathrooms, kitchen and lounge. A second private lounge would be provided for meetings with …

Mirehouse Labour Club – ‘Facility Upgrade’

The team behind the project to refurbish Mirehouse Labour Club on Honister Road have completed the work on the function room and toilets with a successful bid to Copeland Community Fund. The renovations which cost £40,000 have provided improved facilities for a wide range of community events, celebrations and music events. Steve Nicholson, Project Lead, …