Cumbria Community Foundation
ABOUT the CF: We manage more than 100 active grant-making funds as well as several programmes, funding long-term, preventative solutions to complex problems of social need. In 2020-21, we awarded £5m in grants to community projects and individuals.
PROJECT TITLE: Cumbria Communication Project
THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Using a mix of home-based, nursery-based and centre-based learning with practitioner training, parental involvement and a portable curriculum tool via a digital app, the Cumbria Communication Project works in partnership with four charitable organisations over three years and aims to help children and their families develop the language and communication skills they need to start school and succeed in their education. Additional funding via GCLS has expanded the project in Barrow (in the top 20% most deprived districts in England), funding iPads and internet data to enable the practitioner to work more effectively with families and provide additional support to improve the parent-child relationship.
SDG TARGETS: Goal 4 Quality Education:
4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
4.2 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.
4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations