Special Programmes

Aspiring Leaders Programme

This fully-funded and demanding three-year programme equips participants (aged 20-30) with the skills and knowledge to lead charitable and not-for-profit organisations.

Peter Scott Award

The Peter Scott Award, which was created to commemorate his legacy, recognises individuals working in the voluntary sector who share his passion for the area, his interest in people, and his philanthropic values.

Core Youth Work

Providing steady and reliable access to core funding for eligible organisations, this programme is also about strengthening relationships. It’s the place for candid and open discussions to drive high-quality youth provision.

Youth Led Grants

20 young people are being trained and supported to design and create their own grants programme. They will distribute £60k of funds to youth groups across the areas who meet the criteria they set.

Better Tomorrows

Better Tomorrows is a partnership programme funding for new youth work posts in Cumbria and for youth work training at levels 2 & 3