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Community Fund

The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle is offering local good causes and community groups the chance to win £1,000, as the centre launches “The Lanes Community Fund”.

Over the years the centre has built up relationships with various groups and organisations and the new fund is a way that The Lanes can put something back into the local community and help local good causes achieve their goals.

Susan Young, The Lanes Centre Manager said “Over the years The Lanes has given support to local groups and various charities by way of giving raffle prizes and small cash donations for sponsorships, but it’s always been on an ad hoc basis. We wanted to introduce a scheme which will offer support on a regular basis and the introduction of the Community fund will allow us to do this.

There are no specific criteria – community groups, schools, charities, anyone can apply, but what we do prefer is that they operate reasonably close to Carlisle. We would like people to tell us a little about what they do, how the money will be spent and what difference it will make, and we will consider each application on its merits and the benefits that these groups can gain by our support.

We look forward to receiving the applications, providing the donation and most of all, being able to see the difference that the fund will make.”

Anyone wishing to apply should sent their application to susany@ashdownphillips.com outlining the main activities of the organisation and what the support will be used for. Please feel free to submit additional information which may help your application.

Applications submitted will be reviewed and shortlisted by a committee then put to vote via social media in partnership with the News and Star.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 30th June 2024.