Arnside Educational Institute

Building a future

Arnside Educational Institute's vice chair, Jon Race, joined the committee in 2019. The space offers a range of facilities and event spaces for the community to deliver access to sports, education and events. To ensure the longevity of the building, Jon and the other committee members had to take on a large project: Replacing the old, leaking roof.

Jon Race, Vice Chair of Arnside Educational Institute, explains more: 

Jon said:

"​The amount of money we needed to do the roof was putting us in a difficult situation [...] Now we have an amazing facility for the village."

How ACTion with Communities in Cumbria helped

​ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) helped to prepare the hall for funding by advising on Hallmark accreditation, policies and governance. ACT signposted the committee to funding, and was in regular contact to offer advice and support.