Charitable causes in and around the Barrow area have received a share of more than £18,000 to support some of the most disadvantaged people across the peninsular.

The funding, awarded at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent Barrow Community Trust grants panel, has benefited seven community projects and will support a range of projects including an intergenerational lunch club and young disabled people.

Mind in Furness will undergo a major development in the coming months with its extension and refurbishment of its community offices in Barrow.

Thanks to a grant of more than £3,000 from the Cumbria Fund, mental health service users will still be able to access the service at a temporary location while the work is carried out.

Building on the success of Leonard Cheshire’s YouthAbility: LifeAbility project last year, a grant for £5,000 from the #iwill Fund will support another 45 young disabled people aged 16-25.

The programme offers comprehensive support over one year through a variety of life-skill workshops and volunteering opportunities in the Walney community.

A grant of £2,988 will benefit more than 50 older people in the Dalton area over the next two years. Grub and Games is a lunch club that will take place once a month at Dalton Community Centre in joint partnership between AGE UK, Dalton Creatives, Dalton Community Association and pupils from Dowdales School who will join the older people in table top board games followed by soup and sandwiches.

Applications for the next round of funding need to be submitted by December 20. For more information or to apply visit or contact the grants team on 01900 825760.