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25 May 2022

County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle grants over £50,000 to support local groups

At a recent meeting of Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle, members agreed a package of funding grants to help support several local organisations providing essential care and support to those in need.  Funding was also approved for community organisations to support their plans for celebration events, including the forthcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A summary of the grants awarded is detailed below:

 

Area Planning / 0-19 Child, Young Person and Family Health and Wellbeing

iCan Health & Fitness - £3,600 towards a third series of their popular ‘health & wellbeing’ podcasts.

Carlisle Key - £5,000 towards relocation to a new premises.

North Cumbria Rescue & Response - £4,575 towards Level 3 Training for volunteers.

Dandelion Coaching - £4,459 towards setting up a new Carlisle menopause support project.

Barnardo’s - £5,000 towards ‘Summit 22 Roadshow’ project to understand views of children aged 8 - 12 years in Carlisle.

Beaumont Parish Council - £4,000 towards Replacement Play Park Equipment.

Cumbria Family Support - £1,296 towards further training for staff and volunteers to help them support local families.

Longtown Community Alcohol Partnership - £1,980 towards Young Health Champions project.

Carlisle Sports Board - £2,000 towards converting a storeroom into a meeting room.

Community Celebration Events Grants:

Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle is keen to support local communities to organise small scale events in 2022 as a way of saying thank you during the Covid pandemic.

This year has several key national celebratory events such as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Hadrian’s Wall 1900 anniversary.

This fund is aimed at community groups who wish to organise a community celebration event to mark a specific occasion or to simply say thank you to staff, volunteers and people who access their services.

The committee’s Strategic Grants Panel awarded a total of £21,391 in grants to local 35 organisations for their celebration projects.  Grants were awarded to 13 community organisations, 14 community centres and village halls, and 8 Parish Councils across Carlisle. 

Projects included Jubilee celebrations such as afternoon tea’s, children’s parties, commemorative benches and tree planting, Jubilee Big Lunches and family fun days, beacon lighting for Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Anniversary, and events such as Carlisle Unity Festival, Pride in North Cumbria’s ‘Royal Variety Performance,’ Carlisle Foodbank’s ‘village fete’ event at the Tithe Barn and Carlisle One World Centre to help support asylum seekers and refugees to participate in local events in Bitts Park to help welcome them to the city.

We would encourage any events organised for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to list their event online at www.platinumjubilee.gov.uk/events  

Why not share your celebration with Cumbria Lieutenancy by sending photographs of your event to use on the council’s social media channels and website. Send your photographs by email to Lieutenancy@cumbria.gov.uk

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 am particularly pleased the committee is also supporting a range of fantastic events that will bring local communities together to celebrate occasions such as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“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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At a recent meeting of Cumbria County Council’s Local Committee for Carlisle, members agreed a package of funding grants to help support several local organisations providing essential care and support to those in need.