Transforming West Cumbria, mid-term report 2023

Objectives covered: Total Investment: £366,669 2 4 5 Objectives covered: Total Investment: £2,898,367 building resilience supporting enterprise Transforming West Cumbria Building organisational resilience and sustainability Decommissioning Authority are funding the initiative, which is being delivered by Cumbria Community Foundation. It puts local people in charge of their own futures by empowering neighbourhoods to create transformational change. The programme focuses on: *Includes £547,750 of match funding from donors and companies family wellbeing education mental health and wellbeing community activism inspiring young people Bedrock • Builds the resilience, capabilities and financial sustainability of third sector organisations delivering vital services in West Cumbria. • Co-designed and delivered in partnership with Cumbria CVS, Social Enterprise Acumen, Cumberland Council and Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership. • Bedrock comprises 3 programmes: – Bedrock Awards: Two-stage ‘award’ programme of tailored 1-2-1 support and development grants for established organisations. – Bedrock Basics: 1-2-1 advice and support programme. – Bedrock Digital: grant awards to develop digital know-how and service delivery. Inspires, encourages and nurtures both new and existing social enterprises. • • Co-created and delivered in partnership with Cumberland Council, Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership and Cybermoor Services Ltd. • The Spark programme oˆers 3 Levels of support: – Level 1 – THINK IT: Support to aspiring entrepreneurs and community activists to help understand the concept of social enterprise and consider it as a new business model. – Level 2 – TRY IT: 1-2-1 tailored support and development grants for new and existing social enterprises to help trial and test new ideas or services. – Level 3 – GROW IT: 1-2-1 tailored support and development grants for existing social enterprises to help increase impact and build sustainable business models. £6.5m to fund West Cumbria’s most vulnerable communities* Delivered in partnership by Cumbria Community Foundation – 1 Resilient Economies Social Impact Multiplied Objectives: 2 Thriving Communities 3 Social Value Chains 4 Sustainable Incomes 5 Collective Impact Community Foundation’s West Cumbria Opportunities and Challenges report revealed: More children in care than in any other part of Cumbria Low rates of business and social enterprise start-ups 3,900children in the West Cumbria region live in poverty 10,000 £10,000 households with an income of less than Teenagers achieve fewer GCSEs than the national average 1 in 4 people over 16 have High levels of youth unemployment 20,000 More than people in debt Supporting entrepreneurial talent Spark • Empowers aspiring young entrepreneurs aged 14-25 to have their ideas and ambitions realised. • Annual competition delivered in partnership with Centre for Leadership Performance. • Positive Enterprise: – Breaks down barriers to engage and inspire young entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds. – Provides a package of support including grant funding, coaching, mentoring, inspirational workshops and visits to local businesses. Unlocking entrepreneurial spirit Positive Enterprise Improving Financial wellbeing: Addressing financial hardship: capability Financial Wellbeing • Empowers people to address financial issues, break cycles of indebtedness and support families to thrive. Increasing mental health provision Mental Health & Wellbeing • Provides comprehensive mental health and wellbeing support to people with low level mental health issues in West Cumbria. • Co-designed and newly formed by the West Cumbria Mental Health Partnership. • The programme: – Builds a collaborative and sustainable third sector mental health provision for both adults and children. – Improves communication between statutory, third and health sector organisations. – Provides an improved service for people with multiple needs. – a positive catalyst for long-term change 1 2 4 5 1 2 4 5 2 5 2 4 5 Objectives covered: Total Investment: £89,000 • Improves the lives of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families in West Cumbria. • Seven third sector partnerships have been funded to provide services that: – Give parents and families the confidence to actively engage and support their child’s development. – Support children to build emotional resilience, particularly at critical transition points in their lives. – Deliver early years (0-5 years) interventions and intensive family centred support. Working in partnership with families to improve everyday lives Family Wellbeing 1 2 4 5 Inspiring youth community action #CanDo • Encourages young people aged 10-25 to make a positive community or local environment. • Projects, which are decided by young people, will raise aspirations and confidence by: – Empowering young people from disadvantaged communities to volunteer, lead change and take action in their communities. – Encouraging young people to have a voice, be heard and give back to their local community. £208,586 Objectives covered: Total Investment: £631,740 1 2 4 5 • Programme developed to address additional community needs arising from Covid-19 and Cost of Living Crisis. • Organisations funded to provide advice and guidance to help people address and reduce financial challenges. • Co-designed and delivered in partnership with Allerdale Citizens Advice and Copeland Citizens Advice. • Financial Wellbeing provides 1-2-1 financial health checks and advice to individuals/ families, financial planning resources and information. Objectives covered: Total Investment: £89,000 Objectives covered: Total Investment: £882,340 Objectives covered: Total Investment: £1,426,850