Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020.  The fund supports groups and organisations formed and led by local volunteers for whom a grant of under £5000 is a significant investment that will allow them to address local needs and/or create opportunities that make a real difference.

Priority is given to Kingstown in Carlisle and the surrounding area.

Who can apply?
• volunteer led grassroots groups who support their community in the benefit of the area
• grants to larger organisations or larger grants are not precluded as long as they result in projects being run in the local community that deliver the required outcomes
• applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome

Examples of activities supported:
• singing for fun workshops
• equipment for a youth project
• safety equipment
• recruiting, training and supporting volunteers
• upgrading of a well-used community building
• junior football club coaching and training
• disabled access
• community market garden
• drop-in club for older people

Priority will be given to projects which support one of the following aims:
• tackling disadvantage in rural communities
• improving life skills, education and employability
• supporting disadvantaged children and young people
• supporting vulnerable older people
• supporting fragile communities

The Fund will not support:
• statutory organisations, e.g. schools
• individuals
• non-charitable sports or arts
• promotion of religious doctrine

How much can you apply for?
• normally the grant would be under £1,000 over one year, however there is no minimum or maximum grant

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