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Allerdale Local Committee invests in local community groups

Cllr Tony Markley

Cumbria County Council’s Allerdale Local Committee agreed at their meeting on Wednesday 9 January to continue to support a number of local initiatives and projects through the council’s Community Services Team.

At the meeting, a grant of £7,000 was awarded to Amy’s Care towards purchasing a new minibus with disabled access. Amy’s Care delivers daily activities for older adults who have limited mobility to encourage social interaction, with a focus on outdoor activities where possible.

A grant of £7,664 was awarded to the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre for the installation of Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi will enable the facility to offer digitally-focused community activities and to meet the needs of users requiring the venue for meetings or conferences.

Allerdale Local Committee is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of young people, and a grant of £3,406 has been awarded to the Tony Ward Memorial Trust towards delivering an athletics coaching programme. The current coaching programme takes place outside of the county and this can be a barrier for local clubs.  The funding will enable the coaching to take place in West Cumbria, and be more accessible to local communities.

Young people were also supported through a decision to fund an apprentice within the Community Services Team in Allerdale in the next county council apprenticeship intake. The local committee has previously funded apprentices in the council’s Community Services Team, as well as other local organisations in Workington and Maryport.

Cllr Tony Markley, Chair of Allerdale Local Committee, said: “I am always pleased to see the local committee support projects which benefit a range of people right across Allerdale. These grant awards will help the community groups to remain sustainable into the longer term.”

For more information on the grants available please contact the Allerdale Community Development team on 01900 706013 or visit Cumbria County Council’s website.

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