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Penrith Town Council funds projects to benefit the Community


Penrith Town Council wants to support the work of community and voluntary groups and also charities operating within the town.

To this end, the Council offers one-off community grants to applicants who can fulfil criteria and demonstrate that funding will benefit people living in Penrith. Sponsorships can be awarded to recognised bona-fide, non-profit making organisations or groups in Penrith who have a bank account and constitution. However, the Council is unable to consider funding individuals, business, profit-making organisations or events taking place outside Penrith.

Completed applications are considered by the Council’s ‘Community Culture and Economic Growth’ (CCEG) Committee. At its meeting on 25th September, 2018, the CCEG Committee awarded an event grant award of £3,500 to EVAN for WW1 Commemoration activities.

A sponsorship grant of £2,000 was awarded to St Andrews Parish Rooms, and a £1,000 grant to the 106 Partnership for the ongoing cost of running the 106 bus service for 3 days between Penrith Shap and Kendal. In addition Penrith Divers Sub Aqua Club were awarded a grant of £1,000, while the Eden Fell Runner Bus Service were awarded a grant of £2,000. The Council wishes to thank all successful applicants and wishes them well in developing their projects to help enhance the town.

Expressions of interest for events in planning up to 31st March 2019 are currently being sought. For support and further information about grant funding and sponsorship, please contact Mrs Carol Grey, Economic Development Officer on 01768 899773; email [email protected]

The next Meeting of the CCEG is due to take place on 10th December between 4.00pm and 6.00pm in the Board Room, Council Offices 19-24 Friargate, Penrith.

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