Cash boost for rural community groups in Cumbria

Alston Alston is one of the areas to benefit from the grants

Related Stories

Grants totalling £230,000 have been awarded to community groups in Cumbria.

Eden District Council said the cash, from its rural infrastructure fund, will help develop sustainable projects.

The largest amount, £40,000, went to the Alston Moor Partnership, which will use some of it to appoint a project officer to co-ordinate its volunteers.

Other payouts include £30,000 for a multi-use games area in Shap, £22,000 to Eden Credit Union, and cash for the Nenthead Chapel Restoration Project.

At Garrigill Village Hall, £11,000 will be used to create bunkhouse accommodation to attract visitors.

Councillor Gordon Nicolson, leader of Eden District Council, said: "An interesting range of projects is being supported by the rural infrastructure fund.

"Our investment of £230,000 has enabled community groups to access a further £1.42m which is a staggering sum and will ensure the projects can be sustained in the future."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cumbria



6 °C 4 °C


  • Kim Jong-ilKorean kidnap

    The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies

  • scarlett Johansson7 days quiz

    Did someone try to impersonate Scarlett on the red carpet?

  • Woman reading on subwayCover shots Watch

    The disappearing books of the New York city subway

  • llamasLlama drama

    Two unlikely fugitives go on the run in Arizona

  • Girl with Pinocchio nose Busting fake CVs

    The digital technology combating job application fraud

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.