Cumbria Credits, Carlisle, United Kingdom is a not-for-profit social enterprise company limited by guarantee. CCL promotes community regeneration through adult education. Cumbria CREDITS was set up as part of a round 1 SRB programme and developed over 70 Community Development Centres (CDCs) throughout Cumbria – the second most sparsely populated county in England.
This involved a large capital programme to develop the centres, and identify, train and accredit a number of community facilitators as adult trainers. Learning began with ICT training and progressed to other vocational areas, in response to local needs, in addition to developing a number of projects e.g. credit unions, food co-ops and taster courses. CDCs work in partnership with the LEA to deliver adult training and partners such as rural regeneration agencies, housing associations and local enterprise agencies. Cumbria CREDITS has won a number of national awards, including a National Training Award & Regeneration Award.
FOREST FIELD, COLTON, CUMBRIA