Case Studies

At Cumbria Housing Partners, we are very proud of the work we do together with our members for the people and communities of Cumbria.

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Here are a few examples of the projects we have supported acorss Cumbria. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us and a member of the team will be able to provide further information.

Ormsgill Youth Station, Barrow
An investment of £44,000 – including £20,000 from the Sense of Place fund – was made to convert of an old library building on the Ormsgill estate, Barrow, into a new youth and community facility.

Cumbria Housing Partners supported the project in partnership with: Ormsgill Tenants and Residents Association; Cumbria County Council; NACRO; Barrow Borough Council; Cumbria Community Foundation; ASDA; and the Hatfield Trust.

Flimby Sports and Social Club

Flimby Sports and Social Club
Flimby Sports and Social Club needed to refurbish the community changing facilities for sports clubs in the village. Cumbria Housing Partners helped Flimby tap into £10,000 of Sense of Place funding to help the club reach its target of £56,000 for the works, which were undertaken in partnership with WREN, Cumbria County Council and self-builders who volunteered their time.

Jubilee Footpath, Aspatria

Jubilee Footpath, Aspatria
A new, safe and accessible footpath was needed from North View estate, Aspatria to Richmond Hill Junior School at a cost of £4,800. Working with Mrs Dee Turner, who helped to coordinate the project and raise money, Cumbria Housing Partners enlisted the support of local social enterprise Works 4 You to undertake the works, and contributed £2,500 in Sense of Place funding.

The project was completed in conjunction with Cumbria County Council, Richmond Hill Junior School, Aspatria Charity Shop Association and Cumbria Community Foundation.

Cumbria Cohesion
Cumbria Cohesion saw the delivery of a European Regional Development Fund project to provide external wall insulation to more than 600 homes in West Cumbria, creating numerous jobs and training opportunities for local residents.

The project had the support of a number of partners, including Home Group, Impact Housing Association, Westfield Housing Association, Cumbria County Council, University of Cumbria,  Cumbria County Council and the European Union.

Northside Play Area, Workington

Northside Play Area, Workington
Cumbria Housing Partners worked with Your Derwent and Solway to provideadditional play equipment for this play area in Workington.  A £15,000 project, the play area received a  Sense of Place contribution of £7,500.

 

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Works for You
Cumbria Housing Partners works closely with Works 4 You – a grounds maintenance and landscaping social enterprise, providing employment and training opportunities for local people.  Cumbria Housing Partners has helped bring together a number of local organisation to benefit from the services offered by Works 4 You, including Impact Housing Association and Home Group.