Community organisations in Cumbria still have three weeks to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support Covid-19 recovery schemes, resilience projects and other essential projects.

The Community Partnering Fund, run by Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid, is still open for applications, and the closing date has been extended to November 2.

A pot of £50,000 is available, with grants ranging from £1,000 to £10,000. Eligible projects need to be not-for-profit and focus on one or more of the following: Covid-19 recovery, tackling fuel poverty, promoting energy efficiency or gas safety in the home or promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) related subjects. Go to