Funding available for groups in Brampton

25th April 2019

Community projects in around the parish of Brampton are being encouraged to apply for funding.

The William Milburn Charitable Trust, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, offers grants between £500 and £5,000 for projects addressing local needs and creating opportunities that make a real difference to people in the community. Larger grants may be considered depending on the activity.

Cumbria Community Foundation has managed the Trust since 2014 and in that time has distributed almost £40,000 in grants. Priority is given to projects working in rural communities and supporting disadvantaged children and young people.

Geltsdale Arts received a grant for £1,500 to support last year’s Music on the Marr festival. Tom Speight, Chair of Geltsdale Arts, said: “The grant contributed to three things – creating a young musicians showcase to give local teenagers the chance to perform in front of a live audience, allowing accompanied under 16s into the festival for free, and sponsoring a ‘give what you can’ concert on the opening night to offer better access for people with less money. We are proud to support local children, people and businesses – the grant stayed local and supported local.”

Ellen Clements, Senior Grants & Donor Services Officer at Cumbria Community Foundation said: “We are proud to manage funds like the William Milburn Charitable Trust as they are vital in supporting some of our most rural communities. It gives people a real opportunity to improve the lives of people and places where they live.”

The closing date for applications is 10th May 2019 to be reviewed by the panel on 11th June 2019. To apply visit or for more information contact Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email