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Grant funding for organisations

Community Grant Funding

Grant funding of up to £500 is available for voluntary or community organisations to support activities that improve the quality of life in South Lakeland. The funding is managed by The Gateway Group on our behalf, and applications will need to reflect key elements of our Council Plan.

Community Grant Funding is now open. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 31 October 2018.

To make an application, or find out more information, go to the Compass in Cumbria website.

Locally Important Projects

Locally Important Projects (LIPs) funding can be used to support the delivery of infrastructure such as additional or extension of social facilities, improvements to paths, walkways and the local environment.

The Locally Important Projects (LIPs) fund is now closed.

South Cumbria Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

The South Cumbria CSP can award funding to organisations whose projects support the CSP's current priorities.

For example, we have funded Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Addiction Service (CADAS) to work with children in schools on drug and alcohol topics as well as risk taking behaviour. We have also funded a booklet for farms with health, fire and crime prevention information and a leaflet for rural households on avoiding scams and fraud.

For an application form or for more information please contact partnerships@southlakeland.gov.uk.

Business support

Finance finder for businesses

Business bike parking grants are now available to support businesses in enabling their employees to cycle to work.

Grant funding guidance

Funding advice and support can be found at Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

External grant funding for organisations