31st March 2017
A charitable fund offering financial support to social housing communities across Cumbria has been launched.
The £100,000 fund, set up by Cumbria Housing Partners, will provide grants of up to £10,000 to community and voluntary organisations running projects aimed at improving people’s employability or education. Activities which provide advice and guidance, support and engage people in their local community, and improve community facilities will also be considered.
Grants of up to £500 are also available to individuals aged 16 or over who wish to undertake work-based education or training to improve their employability.
John Clasper, Chairman of Cumbria Housing Partners, said: “Cumbria Housing Partners has been successful in supporting apprenticeships and community projects in our neighbourhoods, over the last 10 years. Working with a recognised Cumbria based grant making body, such as Cumbria Community Foundation, will mean that our funds can go further and we can do more of this.”
The fund is administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, which connects businesses and individuals with people that need it most. Projects are often able to secure additional funding from other funds managed by the Foundation.
Andy Beeforth, CEO of Cumbria Community Foundation, said: “The Cumbria Housing Partners Fund aims to bring real, positive change and bring local communities in Cumbria closer together.”
“We are passionate about matching fundholders with the most deserving projects in Cumbria. This fund is particularly important because it will directly improve skills of some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.”
Community projects and individuals can apply for funding from the Cumbria Housing Partners Fund by clicking here or calling 01900 825760.