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28 September 2017

Local committee provides a boost for youth projects

Cumbria County Council's Eden Local Committee today agreed an allocation of £1,000 to the Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association towards hosting the European Wrestling Championships and £750 to Appleby Community Acting Together to support admission to local children and young people to the Appleby Pantomime.

The projects were funded as part of the 0-19 Youth Grants which is offered to enable projects that provide activities or services for children and young people.

Since April, Eden Local Committee has also supported 10 projects from its Community Grant Fund, totaling over £9,000.  £110 went to Culgaith Parish Council towards erecting defibrillator signs in Blencarn and Skirwith; £1,000 went to Melmerby Village Hall towards stone wall repairs; £1,500 to Appleby Training and Heritage Centre towards improving security of the site; £1,500 to Ormside Village Hall for refurbishments; £294 to Pooley Bridge Neighbourhood Watch for essential defibrillator repairs; £1,450 to Shap Community CIO to create a community arts space and gallery; £1,500 to Kirkby Stephen Town Council towards enhancing their Good Neighbour Scheme; £500 to Penrith Scottish Dance Club for audio equipment; £750 to Newbiggin Parish Meeting towards a new ride on lawn mower and £1,000 to Penrith Cricket Club towards improvements to the club house.

A grant of £750 from Eden Local Committee’s Waste Prevention Grant to Cumbria Action for Sustainable Communities has enabled a “Nappicino” real nappy coffee morning, Love Food Hate Waste awareness session and Repair Caf� to be part of the Greenprint festival in Alston (18-22 September).

Cllr David Whipp, Chair of Eden Local Committee said:

“Eden Local Committee has a modest resource to support the district in terms of grant giving so it is important that we consider these projects carefully and provide good value to the people of Eden. I’m delighted that we have been able to help these worthwhile initiatives and would encourage any groups who are involved in community events to make contact and to see what the committee can do to help.”

For more information on the grants available please contact the Eden Community Development team on 01768 812660 or visit Cumbria County Council’s website.

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Cumbria County Council's Eden Local Committee today agreed an allocation of �1,000 to the Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling Association towards hosting the European Wrestling Championships and �750 to Appleby Community Acting Together to support admission to local children and young people to the Appleby Pantomime.