The Border Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor.

Who can apply?
• Organisations
• Individuals

Examples of activities supported:
• Groups supporting adults with homelessness, hearing loss, domestic violence or other significant life events
• Groups supporting or providing training to disadvantaged adults over 25 years of age, building skills and confidence
• Mature students seeking a career change or to undertake a professional qualification or work based education
• Hardship costs where these enable completion of studies or course

Priority will be given to projects which support one of the following aims:
• 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 25 years old who wish to change career

What the fund will not support:
• Core costs
• Gap year funding
• Construction Industry Training Board or other role specific professional qualifications
• Vehicle purchase costs
• Promotion of religious doctrine

Area of benefit
Specific priority for applications which support people living in the areas to the northeast of Carlisle district, including north and east of Longtown, through to Gilsland and Newbiggin, Cumbria

How much can you apply for?
The minimum grant award will be £500. Maximum grant for projects will be normally be £2,000

When to apply
Applications are considered five times per year

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