Copeland Community Fund logoThe Friday Night Project is a series of weekly youth clubs providing positive and safe activities for young people in West Cumbria on Friday nights, funded by The Copeland Community Fund.

Since 2012, Inspira has worked alongside The Copeland Youth Network (a group of eight local youth work providers) to significantly reduce the levels of youth anti-social behaviour (ASB) in key hotspots across the borough.

Our network provides youth work activity for 8-19 year olds in key urban and rural areas including those which feature highly in the Index of Multiple Deprivation or Vulnerable Localities.

All the voluntary (not supported by statutory funding), universal (open to all), neighbourhood youth work providers in Copeland are represented in our network and benefit equitably from funds we receive.

These are: Distington Club For Young People; Egremont Youth Partnership; Howgill (Millom and Haverigg delivery); Mirehouse Residents Group (Mirehouse and Woodhouse); North Copeland Youth Partnership (Parton); The Phoenix Youth Project (Cleator Moor and Frizington); Shackles Off (Seascale); Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project.

Inspira acts as a supporting, accountable body for the group.

To find out more about The Friday Night Project call 01931 711 300 or fill out the form and we will be in touch. 

“The Friday Night Project is a great example of partnership working to reduce youth crime and disorder and to improve the quality of life for residents. Giving young people things to do at key times in the right locations is certainly better than the police repeatedly moving young people around estates which in reality achieves very little.

Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley, Operations West , Cumbria Police.