Over £12,200 has been handed out in community grants by Cleator Moor Town Council over the past year.
Those who have benefited include Phoenix Youth Project (£6,000); Citizen’s Advice (£2,322); Phoenix Enterprise Centre (£1,000), Wath Brow Hornets (£800) and Great North Air Ambulance (£500).
Grants have also been handed out to Cleator Moor Brass Band, Cleator Moor Methodist Church and Cleator Women’s Institute.
Charities including Cancer Research, Macmillan Nurses and the Royal British Legion have also been given small donations.
Helen Gilmour, the clerk of Cleator Moor Town Council, said: “As a town council we like to support our community and if we can help, we will. We welcome anyone to come and chat to us, or contact me directly.”
She is inviting members of the public to attend meetings as it offers an opportunity to raise concerns and issues, and said the council was also looking for two new councillors.
“Anyone with an interest in their community, and who would like to help influence decision-making in the town, is welcome to apply for a seat on the council,” Helen said.
“Being a councillor is a way to make a positive contribution to the community.”
Anyone interested should contact Helen on 01946 810242.
Dates for this year’s town council meetings, at The Square, Cleator Moor, are: Tuesday, May 9 (annual meeting with the parish, followed by AGM and full council meeting), 6.30pm; June 13; July 11; August 8; September 12; October 10; November 14 and December 12.