Applications are being encouraged from groups and organisations in around the parish of Brampton.
The William Milburn Charitable Trust, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, offers grants between £500 and £5,000 for projects addressing local needs and creating opportunities that make a real difference to people in need and the wider community. Larger grants may be considered depending on the activity.
Priority is given to projects working in rural communities and supporting disadvantaged children and young people.
Carlisle Carers provides a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout North Cumbria.
Some young carers in and around Brampton can only get support during term time as many out of school clubs take place in Carlisle. This often leaves them feeling isolated and alone. Carlisle Carers received £800 to take a group of young carers on summer trip to Talkin Tarn for some much needed respite time.
Kay McGregor, Operations Manager, said: “It is so important for young carers to have time to themselves as they will have spent the summer holidays caring for a family, and not being able to get out and about like their friends.
“Social isolation during school holidays can be a big issue and this kind of activity goes a long way to combatting this and helping young people experience some freedom and pleasure. It was also challenging, with some of them achieving things they had never experienced before and being part of a team.
“We could never have offered this opportunity to our young carers without the generous donation from the William Milburn Trust and we are very grateful for the support.”
Ellen Clements, Grants & Donor Services Officer at Cumbria Community Foundation said: “We are proud to manage funds like the William Milburn Charitable Trust as they are vital in supporting some of our most rural communities. It gives people a real opportunity to improve the places where they live.”
The closing date for applications is 5th October 2018 to be reviewed by the panel on 6th November 2018. To apply visit www.cumbriafoundation.org or for more information contact Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email [email protected]