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£50,000 boost for local community groups

Published on 19 August 2021

£50,000 boost for local community groups

A Carlisle funding scheme launched to help communities come back together post lockdown and to stimulate economic activity in the district, has resulted in 24 community projects/events receiving a total of £50,000 funding.

We allocated the funding to support parish councils, community centres and constituted urban community groups to provide community activities and support the local economy.

The following organisations/projects received funding:

  • Belle Vue Community Church: Community Gala including family fun activities, music workshop, refreshments, staff costs and materials.
  • Bewcastle Garden of Remembrance at the Knowe: Creation of a woodland memorial garden/picnic area. Providing a focal point for walking and cycling in the area.
  • Brampton Acting Together: Adult park run events at Talkin Tarn.
  • Brampton Parish Council: Contribution to the cost of a new visitor focussed destination website for Brampton. Content by engaging with communities, schools, local artists and the wider parish. Plus, Provision of an outdoor seating area on Front Street.
  • Burgh by Sands Parish Council: Enhance and develop Commemoration Site by improving green space and provide outdoor seating. Development of a wildflower area.
  • Carlisle & District Federation of Community Organisations (Carlisle Matters): Family fun day at Morton Community Centre, Harraby Community Centre, Brampton Community Centre and Longtown Community Centre with information and advice on hardship and help as a result of the pandemic.
  • Currock Community Association: Improvement to the garden area to provide a welcoming outdoor space (aimed at their older service users). Planting, portable gazeebo.
  • Dalston Parish Council: Thankyou day for volunteers and local businesses who supported those isolating, shielding etc. Day of entertainment on Village Green. Plus, Provision of picnic benches for the recreation centre and a bench for the village square. A way of thanking those who supported the community during the pandemic.
  • Great Corby Village Hall and Playing Field Association: Bank holiday fun weekend to promote the village and bring people together. Includes Family fun activities, crafts and music.
  • Harraby Community Centre: Bring into use a secure outdoor area to create a community garden growing produce to support the food bank. Baby weaning and cooking on a budget classes.
  • Kingmoor Parish Council: Park benches for the community.
  • Meals on Wheels: Refurbishment of toilet facilities to make the building more useable by community.
  • Nether Denton Parish Council: Improvement to community green space with addition of covered seating area.
  • Scaleby Parish Council: Provision of two new benches and a book swap cabinet
  • Stanwix Community Centre: Bounceback event including adjoining preschool and community groups
  • Stanwix Rural Parish Council: Provision of six summer fun days at Crosby-on-Eden and Houghton.
  • The Belah Centre: Provision of a fun day including entertainment, children’s activities. Purchase of food for community and gazebos for shelter and for future community activities.
  • Wetheral Parish Council: Adult exercise equipment.
  • Yewdale Community Centre: Redesign of front of Community Centre to provide an outdoor hub with covered seating area. Improvement of facilities by providing 'conferencing' equipment.
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