Funding for West Cumbrian Groups

Community groups working in Allerdale and/or Copeland could apply for up to £500 thanks to the exciting new initiative ‘Community Support in West Cumbria’, which is being administered by Cumbria CVS.

To apply for a grant from this programme community groups must be providing services for: adults aged over 65 or vulnerable adults aged under 65; and for people that require services or support to help them remain independent at home.

‘Community Support in West Cumbria’ will assist community groups with projects and activities that work towards an improvement in health and well-being in local communities; target people who are at a higher risk of poor health; ensure that there is community participation in the project; and can make a positive difference to the local community. The types of activity that can be funded include luncheon clubs, “coffee and craic” groups, practical or social activities that reach more people within the community through extending services, training current volunteers and recruiting new volunteers.

Bridget Johns, Business Development Officer for Cumbria CVS hopes that local groups will make the most of this opportunity. “I’m really pleased to be promoting this pot of funding. What is really helpful is, that unlike for most funding programmes, groups don’t necessarily have to have a constitution (set of rules) to be eligible to apply. This means that we will be supporting groups that are just starting out as well as those that are already established”.

For full details contact Bridget Johns on 01768 800350 or