Friends of Chances Park is supported by…

Big Lottery Fund LogoBig Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund award has helped us produce educational and activity materials for Chances Park users, this includes the park Activity Sheets

The Hadfield Charitable Trust

Provided funding to help with park activity signposts.

Heritage Lottery Fund & the big lottery fund

Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund

Parks for People England – Heritage Lottery Fund & the Big Lottery fund
Chances Park received a £869,467.00 National Lottery grant to enable exciting regeneration plans.

Partnership Funding for regeneration

Partnership Funding for regeneration

Carlisle City Council contributed £40,000.00 towards match funding of the lottery grant

Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council

Morton Neighbourhood Forum contributed £2,000.00 also Carlisle Local Committee made a grant of £5,000.00 in respect of funding towards the cost of the development of Chances Park.

Morton Neighbourhood Forum

Morton Neighbourhood forum have also awarded £1,000 towards producing educational leaflets.

Biffaward

Biffaward

Biffaward Board awarded us £22,000.00 to increase the park’s biodiversity and attraction through physical improvements and restore habitat restoration – City Council made the 10% contribution required – Biffa money comes from land fill communities fund (LCF) and the LCF regulator, ENTRUST, ensures grants are awarded and managed according to the government’s regulations. The Friends are members of ENTRUST & have their own environmental policy but also abide by the City Councils environmental policy.

Cumbria Biodiversity Partnership

Cumbria Biodiversity Partnership

The Friends are also affiliated members of Cumbria Wildlife Trust in Kendal and they also are part of Cumbria Biodiversity Partnership who gave us a grant for £1,000 for workshops which involved the after school club in building and erecting bird/bat boxes.

Cumbria Community Foundation Grass Roots Committee

Cumbria Community Foundation Grass Roots Committee

Cumbria Community Foundation Grass Roots Committee – awarded £5,000 over three years to help project manage the regeneration process.

Cumbria Waste management

Cumbria Waste Management

With The Help Of Cumbria Waste management we were able to drain a designated football area on Chances Park – a qualified contractor installed a special “gravel banding pipe system”. We knew immediately the project was a success as the children were using the site even before we had the goalposts up!

inspira - newInspira

Inpsira supported young people working at Chances Park with volunteers from Friends who were doing the Citizen’s Award. They cleaned bird boxes, painted benches and signage – they also undertook some gardening.