Council launches £350k grant fund to establish outreach money advice services

Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations are being invited to apply for a share of a new £350k grant fund created by Westmorland and Furness Council to provide money advice services to local communities. The “Money Advice Outreach Fund” will provide one-off grants to establish money advice services delivered in local centres and close… Continue reading Council launches £350k grant fund to establish outreach money advice services


Cabinet approves £5m of priority investments for Westmorland and Furness

14 projects to be funded across the area for delivery by March 2024 Westmorland and Furness Council’s Cabinet has today approved £5m of brand-new investment in the area to be spent this year on local priority projects. In total funding for 14 different projects has been decided, reflecting the new council’s key priorities for the… Continue reading Cabinet approves £5m of priority investments for Westmorland and Furness


£9.4 million funding to support communities and businesses

Projects aimed at supporting businesses and communities in Westmorland and Furness are set to be funded to the tune of £9.4 million. The money from the government’s three-year UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) will be used to support projects that fit within three investment criteria, including Community and Place,… Continue reading £9.4 million funding to support communities and businesses


Second home and holiday let owners encouraged to give back to Cumbria’s communities

It has been a year since the Cumbria Home from Home Fund was set up to provide a way for holiday let and second homeowners to give back to the communities where their properties are located. The initiative was developed by Cumbria Community Foundation in response to growing concerns about the impact of second homes… Continue reading Second home and holiday let owners encouraged to give back to Cumbria’s communities


Have your say! Consultation launches on designs for new cycling, walking and wheeling routes

Residents are being invited to have their say on improvements to cycling, walking and wheeling routes in Barrow. The proposals are part of ambitious plans to provide safe, healthy and environmentally friendly travel options across the town. Westmorland and Furness Council has today (Friday, 19 May) launched a consultation inviting views on various design options… Continue reading Have your say! Consultation launches on designs for new cycling, walking and wheeling routes


Partners join together to protect Westmorland and Furness communities

Agencies met to pledge their commitment to working together to protect their local communities from crime and make people feel safer. Partners met on April 4 to design and set up the Westmorland and Furness Community Safety Partnership. The CSP will have a prevention and early intervention approach where children and young people are a key… Continue reading Partners join together to protect Westmorland and Furness communities


HAF Easter Media and Radio Workshops for young people

CANDOFM hosted media and radio workshops for young children, providing an interactive and educational program that taught young people about various aspects of radio and media production. Tailored for ages 7 to 16, the workshops offered a fun, engaging, and hands-on learning experience. https://shows.candofm.co.uk//community-projects/easter_haf-2023/DropZone.mp4 During the workshops, participants were introduced to radio and media production… Continue reading HAF Easter Media and Radio Workshops for young people


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