Community Groups across the county have benefited to the tune of £118,235 after Cumbria County Council's Cabinet approved a number of grants. The funding from the Council's Community Regeneration Fund will help projects from every area of Cumbria regenerate the economy and boost local communities. Councillor Lawson Short, County Council spokesman for the economy, said:
"Cumbria County Council places great importance on providing support to local groups, who play a key role in their communities. All the projects we have supported today will have a positive effect on the Cumbrian economy. The County Council's help is vital in encouraging the growth of these community-based projects. It is important that groups like these have access to grants at an early stage. The grants we have approved today not only help boost the morale of communities and create or safeguard new jobs, they also help community groups secure extra funding from other organisations."
The Community Regeneration Fund was set at £195,000 for the current financial year but the Cabinet today allocating a further £100,000 already identified for community regeneration activities to the Fund.
The following groups benefited from today's funding: