The Hadfield Trust
The Hadfield Trust gives grants to charitable organisations in Cumbria. We are keen to support community projects that meet the needs of the Cumbrian community and make a real difference to the quality of life of those living in the County. We are particularly interested in projects that address social needs; youth and employment; help for older people; the arts and the environment. It is the intention of the Trustees that awards should benefit as many residents as possible, in particular those who are disadvantaged.
WHAT IS A BID?
A business improvement district (BID) is a defined area, whose businesses pay an additional amount (or levy) on top of their business rates, which is used to fund projects within the district’s boundaries. BIDs can also draw on other public and private funding streams.
BIDs can also provide a range of additional services to the town enhancing the local and business community meeting the objectives as defined in the Business Plan. These are services that are in addition to what the local councils provide.
There are more than a 200 business improvement districts (BIDs) in the UK, and Ulverston BID was first established in April 2015, after a vote among businesses in the BID zone, and again There will be an opportunity to vote in 2020 where another 5 years of improvement can begin.
Cumbria County Council
The County Council’s Area Support Teams manage a range of grant funds that are used to invest in communities to bring about a positive and lasting change for the benefit of the whole community. Applications for funding are welcomed from locally based voluntary and not for profit groups who are involved in community projects or initiatives. To receive funding groups must be constituted and hold a bank account in the name of the group. Cumbria County Council is the second largest local authority in England and Wales based on land area. It is also one of the most sparsely populated, with only 0.7 persons per hectare compared with the England and Wales average of 3.2. Cumbria’s total population is approximately 500,000.
South Lakeland District Council
Our vision is to make South Lakeland the best place to live, work and explore. Our ambition is to have a varied economy with a skilled workforce to support, a balanced housing market to meet needs, great leisure services and a cultural offer that appeals to residents and visitors alike.
Furness Building Society
We may have been around for over 150 years but we are a modern, forward thinking building society that is committed to remaining independent and mutual.
As our strapline says ‘we always have your interest at heart’ and we are proud to serve our local communities especially through our branch and agency networks and through the Furness Community Awards Scheme in which we help 150 charities and good causes every year to make a difference to local people.