The Copeland Community Fund is an agreement negotiated with the Government to recognise the service the Copeland Borough provides to the nation by hosting the Low Level Waste Repository close to the village of Drigg. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority pay £1.5million a year into the fund for every year that the repository is operating; in addition to an initial endowment of £10m.
The Fund provides a grant scheme specifically for the benefit of Copeland and is also committed to supporting community groups to develop their skills and confidence in applying for funding
The Copeland Community Fund grant scheme was launched in October 2010 and has allocated over £7,000,000 in grant funding.
There are three grant schemes available:
- Development grants: upto £1,000
- Small Grants: £3,000 - £50,000
- Large Grants: over £50,000
Groups located in Copeland or with projects that will significantly benefit the residents of Copeland can apply. Full criteria and how to apply are on the Copeland Community Fund Website
Community Development Support
The Community Development Team have two Community Development Workers who can work with groups to help them develop their projects and develop their skills and confidence in applying for funding. The team can be contacted on 01946 598352 or more information is available via the Copeland Community Fund website.