Community Buildings event – 11th February 2015

We are pleased to be supporting a Community Buildings event in Copeland on Wednesday 11th February 2015.

This free evening event is being facillitated by ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) and is aimed at anyone who is involved with a village hall or community building.

The event includes workshops covering issues such as making your building accessible to all, funding applications, income generation and governance. A light supper will be provided.

Places are limited so please book early.

Please use the following links for further information and a booking form (to be returned to ACT).

New Chair for Fund

At the Annual Meeting held in June, John Rowlands became Chair of Copeland Community Fund, replacing Tim Knowles. The full press release can be found here:  NEW CHAIR FOR COPELAND COMMUNITY FUND

Funding Fair

Thursday 3rd July 2014 :Funding Fair at Energus Copeland Community Fund are pleased to be supporting the West Cumbria Funding Fair again this year.  This is a valuable opportunity to meet with Funders and other support organisations.  Further details here: funding fair leaflet. Groups in Copeland benefit from a reduced cost, booking form here: West FF 3July14…

Volunteer’s Week 2014

We are pleased to be supporting the Volunteers’ Week Events in Copeland It’s time to say thank you to local volunteers in Copeland.  Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1 – 7 June each year and it is a fantastic opportunity to bring together local charities and volunteers to say thank you to volunteers for all …

Cumbria County Council Grants Scheme for 2014/15

Cumbria County Council has an established grants scheme for voluntary and non-profit making groups. Grants are available for groups who are involved in community and/or youth projects and initiatives that benefit local residents.   Community Grants are intended to invest in communities to bring about positive and lasting change for the benefit of the whole community. …

Copeland Community Fund Evaluation Report

The Copeland Community Fund Evaluation Report for the period 2010-2013 is now available. In response to the recommendations the funded has adopted an operational strategy and launched a priority issue for the period 2014 -2016.

Changes to Themes

From April 2014 onwards we are introducing some changes to our themes. This is a result of looking at the types of projects we have funded in the past and thinking about the type of projects we would like to see in the future. The revised themes are:                       1.  Arts, Culture & Sports                      …


Egremont Crab Fair, home of the World Gurning Championships, is to be held on Saturday 21 September 2013. As usual, the fair will feature sporting events such as Cumberland Wrestling and the annual Parade of the Apple Cart, as well as many other attractions. For more details, go to the Crab Fair website:


Gosforth Show will be held on Saturday 17 August, and features the Cheshire Canine Dog Display. For further details go to the Gosforth Show website:


This year’s country fair takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, and will be opened by the Barefoot Shepherdess Alison O’Neil. For times, prices and further details check out the website: