Cumbria Legacy and Tree Funds
United Utilities Legacy Fund
Working with Cumbria Community Foundation, we developed a legacy fund aimed at providing help for local people and groups impacted, or based within the area of our project. Our aim was to help provide a lasting legacy and assist groups to realise projects that will provide social or economic benefits within the community.
Lots of community and environmental groups have benefitted with successful applications from the fund. From groups that offer support and advice within the community, through to sporting and youth groups. The fund has also supported the creation of a memorial plaque unveiled by school children to remember former members of Broughton Village School who lost their lives in conflict during World War One.
United Utilities Tree Fund
We designed the route to minimise tree loss and our plans incorporated supporting local tree planting initiatives to create new woodlands in the area. The Cumbria Tree Fund was managed by Cumbria Woodlands and helped plant 53,000 new trees and 5,300 metres of new hedgerows.