Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)

Background
Created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m. The donor was a retired teacher who care passionately about helping young people.
Individual Awards to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in Cumbria by supporting study or vocational training

Who can apply?
• individuals aged 14-22 years living in Cumbria with priority given to young people from Barrow and Carlisle
• applicants will need to provide evidence of excellence in their chosen fields and/or evidence of how you will/are raising aspirations
• household income will be taken into account in assessing applications

What will the fund support?
• academic study or the development of practical skills.

Examples of activities supported:
• activities that are part of a further or higher education course
• activities leading to vocational qualifications
• sporting or artistic excellence
• purchase of books, materials and computer equipment

The fund will not usually support:
• school trips or family holidays
• expeditions
• people from within Allerdale or Copeland (if you live in these areas your application will be considered through the Live the Dream Fund)

How much can you apply for?
• the maximum award will be £2,000 but we would expect most awards to be in the region of £500 to £750
• grants may be a single award, or a series of awards paid over up to three years and dependent on progress
• if you wish to apply for a multi-year grant, please talk to Foundation staff before applying

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email: ellen@cumbriafoundation.org.

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