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Local Grants & Support

Allerdale Sports Development Grant Applications to the Allerdale Sports Development Grant scheme are invited from not-for-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises and schools where their work will benefit the residents of the borough. 
CFM's Cash for Kids Register to receive updates on their next grant round.
The Copeland Community Fund Applications must come from community groups or organisations which are non-profit bodies. The Fund has six themes, one being 'Arts, Culture & Sport' & another 'Quality Open Spaces'.
Council for Voluntary Service (CVS): Cumbria CVS A Registered Charity and membership organisation that helps community/voluntary/not-for-profit groups and organisations to develop and improve.
Cumberland Building Society Community Fund A fund for charitable organisations, in particular those aligned with the company’s purpose to make a positive difference to the lives of its customers, communities and people in the Society’s operating area of Cumbria. 
Cumbria Community Foundation  The foundation exists to tackle poverty and improve the quality of community life for the people of Cumbria by raising money and making grant. All Community Foundations (UK)
Cumbria County Council The County Council's Area Support Teams manage a range of grant funds that are used to invest in communities to bring about a positive and lasting change for the benefit of the whole community.
Eden Leisure Grants Our Leisure Grant Fund assists sports clubs, community groups and individuals achieving excellence and personal development in sport and the arts within Eden.
The Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme Grants are available for groups and organisations who are involved in community projects that benefit the sustainability and well-being of Fellfoot Forward communities.
The Gateway Hub – South Lakeland  Supports organisations to provide a range of activities which reflect the Culture & Wellbeing Priorities of the Council’s South Lakeland Plan.
Kirkby Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund  A fund for not for profit or charitable activities for local communities located close to the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm.
Sellafield Grants If your organisation supports people in Copeland, Allerdale or Warrington you may be eligible to apply for a grant/reusable equipment.
SHINE Trust - School Grants SHINE offers support to projects that can make a real difference to the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the north of England.
Sir John Fisher Foundation The Foundation’s objective is to distribute its income to charitable causes, throughout the UK, but with special regard to those based in and working for the benefit of people living in Barrow-in-Furness and the Furness Peninsula.
Walney Extension Community Fund A fund for communities along the coastline of Cumbria.

Local service organisations

Find your local Lions Club or Rotary Club.

Tip: For Lions Club, search using town names for the most accurate results.

National retailers' local branches

National retailers can also assist local schools. Please reach out to your local branches for the following retailers: 

The Asda FoundationCo-op (Local Community Fund), Pets At HomeTesco Community Grants (contact WHSmith Trust (Community Grants), Wickes Community Programme

Supermarket Community Champions

Online contact/email: ASDA

Visit in person: Aldi, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, Marks & SpencerM&S store locator, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, SPARSPAR store locator, Tesco-Tesco store locator, Waitrose

The National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK.

Review successful grant awards from your local area(s), below:

Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, South Lakeland

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Kids' Activities

We have teamed up with Club Hub to help parents find kids activities and clubs in your area.   


Below you will find links to a directory of local suppliers and your regional Facebook group.

Find Local Event and Fundraising Suppliers