£896raised of £20,000 target by 23 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to help to buy equipment for our new community facilities (please watch our video below) #tryourcakes

Ennerdale Bridge, West Cumbria
Time left
25 days to go

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is the new way to raise money for a personal cause on JustGiving.


Support us and enter a raffle to win a stay in the village. (read on)

We are a small community in rural west Cumbria trying to return services whose loss has put our village under threat. To complete our latest project and to accelerate the impact that our new facility has to offer, we need to find extra funds. Would you consider making a donation to help our cause? Please take a look at our video to understand what our project is trying to achieve

The gym area has no equipment in it yet and our large community space needs presentation equipment to make it really fit for purpose; it is this that we are seeking your help with.

separately we will try to raise other funding for additional parking, promoting ourselves more widely to extend our range of customers, and until our reserves build up we need additional funding to move the reliance from volunteer time to additional staff hours.

Of the £80,000 we need to raise we are trying to find just £20,000 for the gym equipment and projection and lighting for the community room, through philanthropic donations like yours.

Each donation over £10 (and in multiples of £10 thereafter) will qualify you for a ticket in a prize draw; and for every £50 donated you will have a brick, inscribed with your name, displayed on a “donor recognition wall” to mark your generosity.


A two night stay at the village pub, The Fox and Hounds Inn, Ennerdale Bridge. (this will be on a B&B basis and is clearly subject to availability of rooms).

Then, come to The Gather, to look around and see how your contribution has helped. Then stay for lunch or afternoon tea, as our guests. Even if you don't win the prize, why not come to The Gather and have a look round anyway; Sunday afternoon tea anyone?

Though not part of the prize, you can book an evening meal at the Fox and Hounds. http://www.foxandhoundsinn.org/index.html

Thanks to Copeland Community Fund, BIG Lottery, LDNP and Wild Ennerdale Project.

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  • Peter Maher

    Peter Maher

    5 days ago

    Peter Maher

    Paul, thank you very much indeed for your donation; it is greatly appreciated. Peter

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  • Peter Maher

    Peter Maher

    14 days ago

    Peter Maher

    Dear Clive, Thank you very much for your donation. We only have a few days left and your contribution will help us along the way in our final New Year push towards the target.

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  • Peter Maher

    Peter Maher

    14 days ago

    Peter Maher

    Dear Henry and Shirley, thank you so much for your generous donation and charming review. You have kick-started the new year for us in our final push to get closer to our target

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  • Paul Jennings

    Paul Jennings

    Jan 15, 2017


  • Henry & Shirley Rubery

    Henry & Shirley Rubery

    Jan 3, 2017

    Visited family in Ennerdale Bridge and enjoyed your wonderful facility - delicious home made scones and a good pot of leaf tea along with a fascinating talk on Herdwick sheep and sustainable farming.


  • Clive Hadfield

    Clive Hadfield

    Jan 3, 2017

    Good luck with your venture!


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Peter Maher

Peter Maher

Ennerdale Bridge, West Cumbria

I'm just a member of an unusually community who have taken control of their situation. When they saw local services go, they began a village coop, bought shares and funded the reopening of the pub. The next target was the Gather; see what a difference it made: watch the video.

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