Youth Activity



BIG lottery Reaching Communities

We want to fund projects that respond to needs identified by communities, and those that fund projects that help those most in need including those people or groups who are hard to reach.

We want to encourage the following changes to communities as a result of our funding:

  • people having better chances in life, including being able to get better access to training and development to improve their life skills
  • strong communities, with more active citizens, working together to tackle their problems
  • improved rural and urban environments, which communities are better able to access and enjoy
  • healthier and more active people and communities.

Children in Need

Grants are open to organisations working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and under.Your organisation and project must be based in the UK and you need to be a registered charity or other not-for-profit organisation.

Within the general grants programme, you can apply for:

  • Small Grants of £10,000 or less per year for up to three years
  • Main Grants over £10,000 per year for up to three years

Francis C Scott Charitable Trust

Overall aim is to support charities who are addressing the needs of 0-19 year olds in the most deprived communities in Cumbria and North Lancashire, the following are our key priority areas:

  • Early Years / Family Support work
  • Children’s work
  • Youth work

This Trust has long supported developmental work with teenagers and will continue to fund those projects addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged within this age group.


Cumbria Community Foundation

Help to strengthen communities by using your money to make grants that support charities and volunteers, helping people in need in Cumbria. There a number of funds specific to West Cumbria.


Hadfield Trust 

The Trust aims to help registered charities, or those with charitable objectives, working in Cumbria. Priorities include social needs; youth and employment; older people; the arts; the environment. Usually one-off grants of £500- £5000 (average £1,000 – £3,000).


HOME Group

Are one of the leading providers of affordable and supported housing for people in the UK.  We work to deliver improvements to communities and provide homes for those who may struggle to get them. By making a difference locally, providing excellent customer service and being flexible and adaptable, we will meet the needs and demands of the people who live in the neighbourhoods we serve. Home manages 52,000 homes and provides care and support services to more than 20,000 people across the UK each year.

We look to fund local and national projects that benefit our customers and the neighbourhoods they live in. Small and larger grants are available through our Local Supporting Communities Fund, National Supporting Communities Fund and the Copeland Homes Investment Fund which is specific for the Copeland areas of our business. For further details please contact John Cass on 01946 518029.


Lloyd TSB Foundation

Our aim is to support charities that help disadvantaged people play a fuller role in the community through delivering lasting changes and benefits for their users/beneficiaries.Our funding is needs-driven and our portfolio of grant making programmes is designed to fund issues that affect individuals as well as multiple communities