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10 November 2021

County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle grants over £100,000 to support local groups

Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle have agreed a package of funding to help support several local organisations providing essential care and support to those in need.

The urgent grants panel on behalf of the committee have approved over £105,000 in grants to the following local organisations:

Carlisle Youth Zone - £9,560 towards running health and wellbeing sessions for schools.

Citizens Advice Carlisle & Eden - £11,883 towards an employment advisor and further support to the digital team.

Carlisle Key - £5,000 for drop-in sessions for young people facing homelessness.

The Parish of Four Communities - £5,000 to be used for universal youth services.

Step Together Volunteering - £5,000 to develop a garden for veterans, a volunteering scheme at the Heathlands Project.

Cumbria Meals on Wheels - £2,000 towards volunteer expenses.

Brampton Area Action Group - £3,000 to be used to re-locate to new premises.

Every Life Matters - £5,000 for a new mural of hope for the City, working with Blank Wall Assassins.

Active Cumbria - £15,000 to roll out the delivery of Active Start to early year providers.

Carlisle Credit Union - £5,000 to set up an online system for users to access their funds.

Brampton Acting Together - £4,000 towards the costs of setting up Parkrun.

Carlisle Community Help - £5,000 to deliver emergency food during the winter period, through the various hubs set up within the district.

Petteril Bank Community Centre - £600 towards cost of providing the Fareshare service for a further six-month period.

Organise, Act, Change - £2,638 to be used in conjunction with the WEA adult learning service, The Lookout Community Hub and Carlisle Community Help to run a course of cookery lessons for community groups and residents with limited access to cooking facilities.

Forces Link CIC - £3,250 to develop a locally led formal training programme to be offered to a range of organisations who work to support veterans and their families.

Happy Mums - £4,465 to finalise their training package, promote it to local Early Years Settings and begin to deliver the programme.

M-Unit - £3,500 to support working with Carlisle Youth Zone and Carlisle Refugee Action Group, and to recruit a trainee youth and community worker.

Pennine Way PTA - £4,000 for new flooring to help with a one-way system inside the centre.

Cumbria Gateway - £1,000 towards the cost of emergency toiletries and household cleaning products for individuals.

Carlisle Matters - £6,000 to roll out a new online booking system and towards the cost of three winter resilience events.

Parkplay - £5,000 to deliver Parkplay sessions in Heysham Park.

Cllr Cyril Weber, Chair of Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle, said:

“I am so pleased that we have been able to help a wide range of groups - this continues to be a difficult and challenging time for many. It is more important than ever that a wide range of help and support is available to people that need it - from financial advice to food on their table.

“I only wish we could do more but we will continue to do our best to secure additional funding to support those in need and I am exceptionally grateful to all involved in helping deliver these projects and support schemes to communities in Carlisle.”

For more information about community grants, visit the Community Support pages on the county council website, or email Carlisle.AreaSupport@cumbria.gov.uk


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Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle have agreed a package of funding to help support several local organisations providing essential care and support to those in need.