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Community cash available in Allerdale

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert

Posted on 22 February 2022

Grants of up to £5,000 are on offer to community groups in Allerdale. 

The funding is part the Council’s drive to create more resilient communities and the aim is to promote healthy lifestyles, improve safety or address inequalities or hardship. 

Applicants will need to demonstrate how their activities will meet that criteria and show how their initiatives will make a significant difference to the residents of Allerdale. The money can be used to pay for a single project or as a contribution to a larger scheme. 

Those applying must be a community, charity or not-for-profit organisation, which has appropriate governance in place, such as a constitution. They must not have received other grant funding from the Council for the same or a similar project. 

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 22 March 2022. 

Councillor Marion Fitzgerald, Allerdale Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Executive member for Policy, Governance and Resources, said: “We know how strong our communities are in Allerdale when it matters. They have proved this time and time again, through flooding, the pandemic and other emergencies. 

“But we want to think a bit more strategically about creating even more community resilience. What can we put in place to address the issues which will cause problems in the future, particularly around health and inequality?  

“We obviously have ideas for where help is needed to help improve physical and mental health, community safety and wellbeing, and poverty, especially around food and fuel, but we want to hear from the people who live and work here. Every town and village in Allerdale is different so who better to ask for their ideas than the people on the ground – those who know these areas best?” 

For more information about the grant criteria and to apply, visit our webpage.

Send your completed by email to our policy team  .