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Friday, 19 September 2014

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£16,000 handed to Cumbrian groups and charities

Groups and charities in the Carlisle area are celebrating after more than £16,000 was handed out by councillors.

In the city Eden Valley Hospice gets £1,000 towards the cost of developing a Garden of Memories in Bitts Park while the Heathland Project which supports people with learning difficulties at its centre near Rockcliffe is also in line for £1,000 for the installation of a new wet room.

Petteril Bank Community Centre in Harraby gets £2,500 to help pay the health and safety bill for a community fun day event, Carlisle Cricket Club is being given £250 towards the cost of a new pavilion, Trinity School is getting £250 towards sending a pupil on an Outward Bound residential in the summer holidays while Stanwix Rural parish council is being handed £250 towards a summer play scheme.

Other grants include £356 to Irthington parish council towards providing a portable toilet at Bleatarn for walkers travelling on the Hadrian’s Wall path, £1,000 to Brampton parish council to help pay for new fencing at a children’s park, £700 to Cumwhinton after-school club for sports activities, £1,000 to Hallbankgate Village School and Friends Association to help pay for drainage of a playing field and £350 to Bewcastle parish council towards a summer play scheme.

Brampton and Beyond Community Trust gets £1,000 towards projects delivered at The Hut, £600 goes to Brampton Tennis Club towards a summer school for juniors with £2,000 earmarked for Greystone Community Centre in Carlisle to help pay for a youth project.

Castle Carrock’s Music on the Marr festival gets £500 as does Cumbria in Bloom towards the community awards event which is taking place in Carlisle this year. Carlisle’s first Border Lines book festival gets £500 towards its event in September and Carlisle Photo Festival £1,000 to support costs for room hire and printing.

The grants were agreed by Cumbria County Council’s Carlisle area local committee.

Chairman Cyril Weber said: “The committee have once again made sure that people and groups in Carlisle and the surrounding areas will benefit hugely from our funding streams. I am confident that this money has gone towards very worthy projects and causes.”

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