The Border Fund

Grants to support disadvantaged Cumbrians in the rural areas northeast of Carlisle, including north and east of Longtown, and through to Gilsland and Newbiggin.

Donor
Anonymous

Who can apply?
• charitable, not-for-profit organisations
• individuals

Priority will be given to projects which:
• increase personal skills
• increase independence
• support individuals and communities in rural areas
• support groups helping people to build long-term skills
• support disadvantaged individuals over the age of 25 who wish to change career

Examples of projects the donor would like to support:
• groups supporting adults with homelessness, hearing loss, domestic violence or other significant life events
• groups providing training to build skills and confidence to disadvantaged adults over the age of 25
• mature students seeking a career change or wishing to undertake a professional qualification or work-based education
• hardship costs which enable the completion of studies or a course

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• core costs
• gap-year funding
• Construction Industry Training Board or other role-specific professional qualifications

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements, Senior Grants & Donor Services Officer on 01900 825760 or email ellen@cumbriafoundation.org

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