NMP Commits £500k to raise Opportunities and Life Chances

28th July 2014

Nuclear Management Partners (NMP), parent body organisation for Sellafield Ltd, is proud to announce its renewal of a partnership which will see the company fund £500,000 of community projects that support children, young people and families across West Cumbria.

Tom Zarges, Tom Bishop, Annalee, Ian Hudson, Willie, Gary
L-R: NMP retiring Chairman Tom Zarges, new Chairman Tom Bishop, CCF’s Cath Howard and Annalee Holliday, NMP’s Dr Ian Hudson, CCF Trustee Willie Slavin and NMP’s Gary McKeating.

After five years of working with Cumbria Community Foundation, NMP has committed to continuing its support of the organisation which grants funds to help those most in need in our communities.

Since 2009 the partnership has helped £2.5m of NMP’s funds to reach more than 50,000 people living in West Cumbria.

At a launch event on 22 July 2014, NMP’s new chair Tom Bishop confirmed his ongoing commitment to enriching the lives of people in West Cumbria. He said: “It is right that we continue our commitment to the people who live and work in West Cumbria and the CCF partnership has played an important role in enabling us to target support where it is most needed since we began operating here.

“Successful organisations can play a vital role in the communities in which they operate.  I am absolutely committed as chair of NMP to see us continuing to provide opportunities that can help local people achieve all they can.”

The priorities for NMP and its partnership with CCF centre on supporting those community groups providing invaluable services to children, young people and families across West Cumbria.   NMP will provide up to £500,000 for community based organisations to provide services and activities that benefit people in Allerdale and Copeland.

Willie Slavin, Chair of CCF’s West Cumbria’s Grant Panel said: “The fund couldn’t be more welcome or better timed with the climate of cuts in public spending and increasing social need. The support from NMP will be a key source of assistance to groups who helping to meet the priority needs of their community.  The fund’s priorities are taken from the ‘Communities that Work Plan’, jointly agreed and launched in 2009 by Jamie Reed MP and Sir Tony Cunningham MP.”