Who wins? The community has decided

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Community Choices

The winners have been revealed in the inaugural Community Choices campaign.

Nineteen organisations from across Cumbria will share £580,000 to invest in projects in their local community.

Sellafield Ltd launched the scheme in partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation, CN Group and CFM in January.

Its aim is to let the public decide where community funding should be spent.

In total, 43 organisations working in Allerdale and Copeland were shortlisted for the chance to win up to £50,000.

Thousands of votes were cast before the polls closed on 26 March.

Helen Fisher, head of social impact at Sellafield Ltd, said: “I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate their project and everyone who voted.

“The interest this has generated in community projects has been fantastic.

“Congratulations to all of the winners who will all make a huge contribution to their local communities.

“Community Choices is all about local people taking the future of their area into their own hands.”

The winners

Improving Cumbria category

Save Scafell Pike – Nurture Lakeland

Creative Wellbeing Creative Energy! Allerdale, Copeland, Carlisle – Creative Wellbeing

ThisCumbrianGirlCan – Cumbria Rugby Union Football Club

Reimagine Rosehill – Rosehill Arts Trust

Improving Health and Wellbeing

Wigton Baths Needs Better Showers – Wigton Baths Trust

Fit for Life – Mirehouse Residents Group

Improving Accessibility – Watchtree Trails – Watchtree Wheelers

Seascale Community Fitness Centre Development – SASRA Ltd

Improving Social Inclusion

Adventure Training Equipment – 2199 (Workington) Air Squadron ATC

Healthy Hopes – Healthy Hopes Cumbria

Moving Forward to Employment – CROPT

Citizens Advice Mental Health Project – Citizens Advice

Supporting Stronger Communities

Punch Bowl Inn Community Pub – Punch Bowl (Broughton) Ltd

Seascale Community Beach Park – Seascale Community Beach Park Project

Revamp the Solway Hall – Rosehill Youth Theatre & Solway Hall

Supporting the Younger Generation

A Voice for All! – Mayfield School Development Fund

Youth Rugby Development Programme – Egremont RUFC

Freedom Project – Improving Lives for Children and Young People – West Cumbria Domestic Violence

Keeping our Young People Safe and Improving Their Wellbeing – Safety Net (UK)