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Eden Community Fund grants awarded

Details of Eden Community Fund grants awarded since the start of the fund in 2013-2014 are shown in the table below.

Year Month Name of group Project or event title Description Grant awarded
2016 December Eden Mencap Society Buy Our Home Outright purchase of Ullswater House and refurbishment to make it 'fit for purpose'. £10000
2016 December Bolton Nursery Ltd Indoor Refurbishment To replace the out of date and tired furniture within the nursery to age appropriate, accessible, safe furniture. £2000
2016 December Milburn Village Hall Storage Shed Renewal Need to replace the current outside wooden storage shed with a timber-framed metal clad shed. £5000
2016 December Temple Sowerby Bowls Club Essential repairs to boundary wall To take down a dangerous boundary wall and have it rebuilt. £960
2016 December Greystoke Village Hall Electrical Upgrade Replacement of the fuse boards and remedial work to bring the new installation up to standard. £2000
2016 July Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust Performance Hall Chairs To purchase 120 stackable chairs to be used in the Sunbeams Community Music Centre, a new bespoke build primarily for disabled and disadvantaged people residing in Eden. £9000
2016 July Temple Sowerby Cricket Club Ground Equipment To improve current ground equipment which is coming towards the end of their work lives. £4800
2016 July Hutton-in-the-Forest Village Hall Redecoration during update of Hall Decoration and curtains/blinds as part of the hall upgrade to enable the Hall to be available for future generations and for the local community to utilise to its full potential. £5000
2016 July Askham & District Community Centre Community Centre Refurbishment - Phase 1 To refurbish the current kitchen which is unfit for purpose. £10000
2016 July Kirkby Thore Pre-School Kirkby Thore Village Sports Day To re-establish the village sports/field day to enhance community cohesion. £320.75
2016 July Lyvennet Nursery Group The Muddy Kitchen Upgrade of IT equipment at Kirkby Stephen Community Council Centre. £900
2016 July Kirkby Stephen Community Arts Kirkby Stephen Community Arts An 11 month pilot of events for the benefit of the whole community, which will include cinema, live music, arts exhibitions, preschool and intergeneration activities. £2000
2016 July Eden Sight Support Eden Sight Support Newsletter To purchase a laptop and printer to enable the delivery of IT support and training to visually impaired within the Eden District. The laptop would also be used to produce the quarterly newsletter. £508
2016 July Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Audio Video System To buy equipment to enable the upstairs meeting room to be made more viable following the installation of broadband. £1000
2016 July Lazonby & District Swimming Pool Association Ltd Disabled Wet Room For the building and fitting of a disabled wet room. £5000
2016 July Upper Eden Community Interest Group Westmorland Dales Day Aim to establish an annual event which focuses on Kirkby Stephen and the Upper Eden parishes as a region. £500
2016 July CROFT Triple A Project To provide capital funding to enable the group to provide an autism friendly base. £4000
2016 July Eden FM Eden FM Studio Rebuild For vital equipment for its new facility in the centre of Penrith. £3500
2016 July Carleton Park Recreation Group Play Area Improvements To further develop Carleton Park Recreation Area. £10000
2016 July Orton After School Club The Greenhouse Project To purchase and install a Polytunnel to grow on the already well established "Potting Shed Project". £795
2016 July Penruddock Village Hall Replacement of leaking meeting room roof To renovate and make waterproof unused gents toilet so that it can be used to store equipment for the Penruddock Playgroup. £2500
2016 July Kirkland and Blencarn Recreation Room Committee Kirkland and Blencarn Playground Project To develop the existing recreation facilities to fulfil and enhance them to provide a focal point for families of all ages. £6000
2015 December Langwathby Parish Council Refurbishment of Tennis Court To refurbish and resurface the single tennis court in Langwathby. £6,250.00
2015 December Eden Rural Foyer/ Impact Housing Modernisation of Community Cafe To refurbish and modernise the Community Cafe. £5,000.00
2015 December Calthwaite Play Area Committee Calthwaite Play Area To provide a community children's play area. £7,200.00
2015 December Morland Parish Council Morland Community Playground To enable the purchase and installation of new playground equipment and regeneration of the existing. £7,200.00
2015 December Low Hesket Village Hall New Panel Heaters To replace panel heaters throughout the village hall. £2,120.66
2015 December Hunsonby Parish Council Family Fun 4 All To create a new play area in Whinskill to provide an area the whole community can enjoy. £7,200.00
2015 December Penrith Friars Bowling Club Bowls for All To purchase a selection of bowls to enable new players to train and develop skills. £1,048.00
2015 December Kings Meaburn Village Institute Regeneration - Phase 2 Following on from the success of Phase 1 to complete Phase 2 of regeneration of the Village Institute. £4,050.00
2015 December Appleby Town Council Appleby Public Hall Chairs To purchase 200 new chairs as part of the ongoing improvement programme. £4,160.00
2015 December Lazonby Village Hall Lazonby Village Hall Renovations To fund part of renovation programme, insulation. £2,500.00
2015 December Upfront Arts Charity Upfront Stage Curtains To help fund new curtains for the theatre venue. £500.00
2015 December Lazonby Bowling Club Repairs to boundary retaining wall To part fund the cost of the rebuilding of the retaining wall. £500.00
2015 December Kirkby Stephen Town Council Community Centre IT Upgrade To support the upgrade of IT systems for use by Kirkby Stephen Local Links. £3,683.09
2015 December Long Marton Parish Council Long Marton Play Area Refurbishment The refurbishment of the existing play area. £1,261.00
2015 July Morland and Newby Village Hall Replacement and storage of village hall chairs Provide new comfortable chairs with storage racks to ensure continued use of the hall. £1,000
2015 July Eden Valley Flix Projector and Audio System Upgrade Replace broken projector and audio equipment in order to retain a valued community service. £1,400
2015 July Quondam Arts Trust The Play Station dance and re-development scheme Upgrade heating system to reduce costs, increase hire opportunities and develop the space as an affordable dance studio and arts development facility. £2,500
2015 July Nenthead Chapel Enterprise Ltd Nenthead Chapel Project Purchase of redundant chapel to provide a café, space for Community Shop and North Pennine Cycles, visitor information, events, gallery space and co-working space for local businesses and... £10,000
2015 July Newbiggin Recreation Committee Sustain Newbiggin Reading Room as a community hall Renovate the building and enhance its utility for community events. £8,000
2015 July Langwathby May Day Committee Langwathby May Day and Village Sports Day Purchase of health and safety signs to aid the smooth and safe running of May Day and other village events. £500
2015 July Penrith Gymnastics Club Eden Gymnastics Development Project Purchasing of floor matting and safety mats to create more space and allow the club to safely increase numbers. £2,500
2015 July Stainton Village Hall Committee Stainton Community Services Hub Demolition of existing temporary single brick building and construction of a new more sustainable community building fit for the 21st Century. £10,000
2015 July Temple Sowerby Cricket Club Temple Sowerby Cricket Club Practice Nets Purchase of portable batting cage to improve training facilities and help meet the demand of the growing membership. £2,200
2015 July Alston Agricultural Society Alston Moor Community Storage Acquire storage containers to provide much needed secure storage for a number of local community groups £2,500
2015 July Maulds Meaburn Village Institute Building a Sustainable Village Institute Kitchen improvements and equipment purchase, including 10 round centre folding tables, table cloths and lockable storage shed to increase storage capacity. £2,300
2015 July Penruddock Village Hall Safety fence and landscaping for village hall patio Construction of fence around communal patio area behind village hall to prevent access by children during school hours and improve health and safety. £1,000
2015 July Cumbria CVS We Make a Difference! We can too! Production of promotional film about community based volunteering across Eden, highlighting how local people have utilised local assets to make a difference to their communities. £1,984
2015 July Shap Community CIO Renovation of the Old Courthouse, Shap Refurbishment and renovation of the building to maximise space and create an income stream. £4,500
2015 July Stainton Children's Sports and Recreation Ground Committee Significant Repairs to Play Area Refurbish existing play equipment supplied in 1999 to ensure meeting Health and Safety standards. £500
2015 July Penrith AFC Grounds Equipment Penrith AFC Purchase of new grounds equipment to keep the pitch in good condition and enable the club to host more activities/events/football tournaments and finals. £4,000
2015 July South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society STRPS - Europe's First Solar PV Railway Locomotive Re-build of two locomotives to be powered using PV panels, which will be virtually cost and carbon free. £5,000
2014 December Greystoke Village Hall Committee Greystoke Village Hall Improvements -"Warm-Light-Bright" Improvements to energy efficiency, heating, lighting and kitchen bar area. £10,000
2014 December Scaws Tenants and Residents Association Scaws MUGA Provide an enclosed multi-purpose games area in an area of diverse housing to encourage social cohesion. £10,000
2014 December Crosby Ravensworth Parish Council Crosby Ravensworth Community Play Area Wall Rebuild a wall next to the play area to address health and safety issues. £500
2014 December Eden District Hoosiders - Explorer Scout Unit Renewal of the Explorer Scout Unit's Climbing Equipment Replacement of worn-out climbing equipment which will be made available to scouting groups across Eden. £1,000
2014 December Temple Sowerby Victory Hall Access for All Building of an extension to allow for installation of a lift to enable access for all to the newly refurbished first floor meeting room and kitchen. £10,000
2014 December Young Peoples North Residents Association Fit for Anything Purchase of equipment to enable a fitness circuit session to be held at Eden Rural Foyer for vulnerable young adults. £565.38
2014 December Barton Parish Council Barton Parish Communications Update Replace existing notice boards in Pooley Bridge which have poor visibility due to condensation and improve communication by providing Parish Council with website and email facilities. £500
2014 December Cumbria Action for Sustainability Cold to Cosy Homes Purchase of equipment to help assess the energy efficiency of households which experience fuel poverty. £5,095.88
2014 December Maulds Meaburn Village Institute Refurbishment and Improvements Acoustic panels, improvements to kitchen facilities, installation of serving hatch, improvements to cloakroom and purchase of new heating control panel. £5,705.87
2014 December Cumberland Beekeepers Association Penrith Branch Apiary Equipment for Training Purchase of equipment to enable greater training opportunities for beekeeping in the area. £1,000
2014 December Bolton Exchange Bolton Exchange Equipment Purchase of a commercial standard dishwasher, new chairs and a new piece of play equipment for the play area. £1,500
2014 December Ousby Parish Council Melmerby Swings Purchase and installation of swings to replace those in place since 1960 which no longer conform to safety standards. £1,000.00
2014 December EdenSave Credit Union EdenSave Marketing Improved Services Marketing and advertising campaign to inform people about access to affordable loans and change perceptions people have of the Credit Union. £3,000
2014 December Ullswater and Eden Junior Tennis Club Penrith Indoor Tennis Facility Provision of a two-court indoor tennis facility to be based at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School which will also be used for netball. Members of the public will be able to use through 'pay-and-play'. £9,596
2014 December Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall New Front Doors To replace the original front doors which have been in situ since 1927 and are a source of heat loss. £2,047.68
2014 December Penrith Cricket Club Renovation of Practice Nets Replacement of well used practice nets which have been in use for 10 years and are in need of renovation to be safe and fit for purpose. £3,000
2014 December Staffield Cricket Club All-Weather Cricket Wicket To purchase and install an all-weather artificial 24 metre playing wicket to encourage greater number of participants, increased teams and use by the school to sustain the club. £4,000
2014 December Penrith Action for Community Transition Our Trees' Festival A month long community celebration of Eden's trees highlighting their environmental, social and cultural value. £1,000
2014 December Eden Arts Lighting Equipment for Old Fire Station and Loan Scheme Purchase of lighting equipment for use at the new larger Eden Arts premises at the Old Fire Station and to loan to groups. £5,377
2014 December Newbiggin Recreation Committee Secure Newbiggin Reading Room as a Community Hall To purchase the freehold of the Reading Room at Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, which is being offered to the committee at a reduced price for a limited time. £8,000
2014 June Lowther Parish Hall Committee Hackthorpe Play Area Purchase of outdoor children's play equipment and necessary ground works to enable a play area to be created on the site outside the village hall. £10,000
2014 June Fun on the Field Milton Street Play Area To develop the play area opposite Milton Street at the bottom of Raiselands Croft, Penrith and improve issues on the estate. £10,000
2014 June Cumbria CVS Volunteering Celebration - Making an Impact Event to be held near Penrith during autumn 2014 to celebrate the importance of volunteering in Eden. £876
2014 June Ravenstonedale Parish Council Ravenstonedale Community Hall Emergency Exit Groundworks and lighting for the creation of an emergency exit in the main hall, to increase the number of people the hall can hold and thereby make it more financially sustainable. £2,500
2014 June The Vic New flooring at Culgaith Victoria Institute New cushion flooring for the newly redecorated first floor room which is utilised by the art group and brownies amongst others. £1,000
2014 June Lyvennet Community Pub Ltd Lyvennet Community Pub Insulation Energy efficiency improvements (insulation materials and repair of Velux windows) to the tenant's accommodation in the community pub in Crosby Ravensworth. £1,630
2014 June Winton Parish Hall Winton Parish Hall Improvements Replace roof above cloakroom, toilets and main entrance which is leaking and replace emergency exit to provide correct and safe access. £3,000
2014 February Cumbria Rural Choirs Howard Goodall's Eternal Light Concert Performance of Eternal Light on 15 March 2014 at St Andrew's Church, Penrith. £2,000
2014 February Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall and Recreation Charity Kirkby Thore Memorial Hall Lowering of ceiling, provision of curtains and blinds and cleaning external render. £1,020
2014 February South Tynedale Railway Preservation Society Quarry Pond Alston Regeneration Scheme Purchase of land in Alston to provide footpath and nature trail through woodland. £4,696.68
2014 February Great Salkeld Village Hall Heating Refurbishment Replacement of ceiling mounted open bar heaters with modern energy efficient system. £3,280
2014 February Penrith Players Building Improvements Essential renovation of refreshment area. £10,000
2014 February Opt4 Community Energy Switch and Save Call centre providing assistance on switching energy suppliers and on fuel bills. £5,000
2014 February Alston Moor Schools Association Alston Moor Community Staging Purchase of portable staging and trailer for use at community events on Alston Moor. £6,000
2014 February Nenthead Community Shop Shop repairs Replace front door and flooring throughout. £1,656
2014 February Croglin Village Hall Committee Croglin Village Hall Restoration Phase 1 Restoration of timber and flooring and carry out ground works around foundations. £2,250
2014 February Castle Park Development Group Castle Park Water Play Area/Paddling Pool Provide a safe non slip water play feature at Castle Park for use by the local community. £15,000
2014 February Greystoke and District Sports Association Revitalising Greystoke Play Area Updating and refurbishment of play area; new surfacing, ground works and landscaping. £10,000
2014 February Ainstable Church Institute Hall Improvements Rewiring, installation of heating in toilets and improvements to car parking area. £5,200
2014 February Dufton Village Hall Committee Phase 2 - Toilets/Kitchen Create new gents toilet, kitchen and storage area and refurbish ladies toilet. £8,000
2014 February Glenridding Public Hall Improvement Project Phase 3 Under floor insulation, replacement windows, upgrading WC's and decorating the hall. £10,000
2014 February Kirkoswald Church Institute 2014 Refurbishment Replacement of windows in committee room and redecoration. £1,100
2014 February Alston Moor Festivals Alston Moor Music Festivals A family friendly music festival on Alston Moor, at Tyne Willows Alston. £2,000
2014 February Ravenstonedale School PTFA Fresh Steps Walks Wall Boards Design and production of wall boards that illustrate journeys to places of local interest. £750
2014 February 1st Appleby-in-Westmorland Scout Group Equipment for Pool Courses Paddle sports equipment for use in Appleby pool for kayaking skills courses. £2,000
2014 February BlueJam Arts North Cumbria Transition Choir and Ensemble Concert Purchase of equipment for concert for local schools to assist transition from primary. £2,355.34
2014 February Matterdale Parish Council Matterdale Village Hall Restoration of the old school building into a village hall for the benefit of local residents. £10,000
2014 February Penruddock Sports Committee Penruddock Sports/Events Purchase of equipment for community events in Penruddock and Motherby areas. £569.77
2014 February Penrith Rugby Club Pitch Improvement by Installation of Better Drainage Improvements to pitch drainage system to meet demand for pitches and training pitches. £10,000
2014 February Milburn Village Hall Chair Replacement Replace all chairs in hall which have been found to be unsafe. £4,320
2014 February Nenthead Village Hall Nenthead Village Hall Repointing of all walls to tackle problems of water entry. £10,000
2013 November Eden Community Outdoors Energy Efficiency via Refurbishment at ECO Replace 4 x 180 year old single glazed leaking metal frame and cracked windows in the main hall with double glazed A-rated energy efficiency safety glass windows. £2,900
2013 November Crosby Ravensworth Village Hall Induction Loop System Install an induction loop into the main hall to enable visitors with hearing aids to be able to hear more clearly. £537.60
2013 November Penrith Army Cadets Replacement of Equipment Purchase of computer, sports and outdoor equipment to enable young people to complete their BTEC first diploma in public services and Duke of Edinburgh Awards. £2,508.96
2013 November Threlkeld Village Hall Hitting the Ground Running Purchase and installation of high quality audio-visual facilities in the main hall, to enable a wide range of activities. £3,366.72
2013 November Pad Nine Kirkby Stephen Youth Group Pad Nine Garden Equipment, plants and youth worker support for the creation of wildlife garden to attract insects and birds on a small plot of land provided by Eden Housing Association. £804
2013 November The Warcop Village Hall New Village Hall Construction of new multi-purpose village hall between Warcop and Sandford, incorporating high levels of financial and environmental sustainability. £20,000
2013 November High Pennine Business Ltd Rural Employment Growth Hub, Alston To build a facility providing eight business units and five office spaces to be let at below current market rates and provide conference, hot-desking and IT facilities. £20,000
2013 November Stainton Methodist Church Stainton Coffee Stop Purchase of computer equipment to provide opportunities to allow residents, particularly the elderly to get online at the Stainton Coffee Shop. £890.47
2013 November Brough Memorial Hall Enhancements of Energy Efficiency to Brough Memorial Hall Essential improvements to the doors, heating system and the extension roof to address condensation, draughts, and security issues and reduce energy costs. £12,430.92
2013 November Alston Moor Partnership Ltd Sustainable Alston Moor - Renewable Energy Events Staging of two events, open to all on Alston Moor and neighbouring areas to promote renewable energy and electric bikes. £500
2013 November Alston Crafts Alston Christmas Craft Fair A three day free admission Christmas Craft and Food Fair in Alston, including local food and entertainment. A celebration to showcase the variety of local talent. £2,113
2013 November Annie Mawson's Sunbeams Music Trust Sunbeams Music Centre Plant Room Construction of a plant room in a purpose built centre at Redhills, providing therapeutic music services for severely disadvantaged and disabled people. £14,000
2013 November Multi Kids Club Plumpton Circus Skills Workshop A six week course in circus skills for children to involve a professional trainer attending the club to teach a wide range of activities. £1,000
2013 November Penrith Chess Club Replacement of chess equipment To restock the chess equipment store after contents were stolen in 2012, enabling resumption of club activities. £1,639.40
2013 July Eden Valley Watermill Society Ltd Phase II Study visits, valuation surveys and promotion. £4,045.20
2013 July Appleby Embroiderer's Guild Lady Anne Clifford Costume Recreation Project Recreation of costume in the portrait of Lady Anne Clifford for exhibiting at cultural events and exhibitions. £1,473.80
2013 July Watermillock Village Hall Access Improvements and Repairs Achieve better levels of comfort in the hall and reduced running costs through improved insulation. £2,217
2013 July Hunsonby Swimming Club Hunsonby Swimming Club Refurbishment Refurbishment of swimming pool changing rooms, showers and filtration system and sealing and painting of pools. £10,000
2013 July Penrith and North Lakes Croquet Club Increasing Club Membership and Participation Purchase of additional set of croquet hoops, croquet balls and four mallets for use by new members. £1,108
2013 July Penruddock Village Hall New Toilet and Kitchen Facility Construction of extension to hall comprising toilets, storeroom and upgraded kitchen. £10,948.40
2013 July Cumberland Beekeepers Association - Penrith Branch Penrith Beekeepers Apiary Development Establish apiary with protective 3 sided structure to provide shelter for 4-6 beehives. £2,209
2013 July Friends of Ruh Head Close Ruh Head Close - Roofing for Garden Sustainability Re-roofing of stone building to allow it to be let to raise funds. £3,000
2013 July Skirwith Children's Committee Skirwith Play Area Replacement of old damaged play equipment and playground surface to provide a new and safe facility. £7,674.76
2013 July Alston Moor Partnership Sustain Eden Alston Community bus to serve residents and visitors and plug gaps in existing public transport provision. £2,935