Community funding for Haltwhistle and its surrounding parishes

Karbon Homes has generously donated a special fund to benefit community projects in and around Haltwhistle

The Haltwhistle Partnership is administrating the fund, and a Steering Group of local residents has been formed to commission projects and distribute the funding over the next 2 years.

We are looking for projects that fit into the criteria outlined by Karbon Homes below, which resulted from their community consultation in Autumn 2019. We will fund both capital costs and revenue costs.

  • Health and Wellbeing - supporting initiatives that are aimed at promoting physical health,
    mental health or chronic conditions such as dementia
  • Environment - supporting initiatives that promote civic pride and community clean-ups. Activities for young people – subsidising the cost of activities for young people to take part in, such as sporting or arts /crafts or cookery classes
  • Facilities – supporting initiatives that improve the local facilities. The sports centre and swimming pool were regularly discussed as areas of importance as focal points for the community. Initiatives could be based on improving these and also improving the promotion of activities that take place there
  • Transport – accessing activities both within and external to Haltwhistle was seen as a challenge for all groups. Initiatives could support community transport schemes or subsidise the cost of travelling further afield for local residents. Particular attention to be paid to projects that benefit Halton Le Gate and the surrounding area
  • Community Hub/ Enterprise – supporting initiatives that look to create small scale, local enterprise hubs or initiatives.

We welcome ideas from individuals, small groups or existing organisations, however, full applications will need to be made via an organisation. The Steering Group will help individuals or new groups to find a suitable organisation or to form a new one.

If you wish to discuss your ideas before completing the form please contact the Steering Group Chairman, Julie Gibbon via chairman@haltwhistle.org or phone 01434 344383. Julie will put you in contact with the most appropriate Steering Group members to chat through your ideas.