Edmond Castle Educational Trust Fund

For activities and equipment which support the education and training of disadvantaged young people in Cumbria for whom the grant would make all the difference (prioritising young people who are, or have been, looked after by Cumbria County Council)

Funded by:
Edmond Castle Educational Trust.
The Community Foundation manages the application process and decisions are made by the Fund’s Trustees

Who can apply?
Voluntary and community organisations and individuals.
Applications from individuals should where possible be supported by a third party (youth worker, social worker, health visitor etc)

Examples of activities supported:
• Youth Outreach received a grant for transport costs for a holiday activity programme
• Howgill Family Centre received a grant for computer equipment
• Thomlinson Junior School received a grant to set up a sensory room
• Various grants to individuals for computer equipment, fees for childcare and other activities which extend opportunities and which make a difference to the lives of young people

Applications to show evidence of disadvantage, which in some cases disadvantage may include the higher costs of specialist tuition and the difficulty in accessing specialist tuition, which is normally only offered outside the county

What the Fund will support:
• projects that provide new opportunities for young people to train and learn
• activities that help build self confidence and skills
• activities which promote civic engagement and leadership
• equipment or course fees

What the Fund will not support:
• Activities which are the statutory duty of government
• People who are 21 or over

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Gary Higgs on 01900 825760 or email gary@cumbriafoundation.org.