Kendal Town Council

Further Funding Success for Kendal’s Citizens Jury


Yet again Kendal residents, visitors and businesses have rallied together to support their

Citizens’ Jury. In just 14 days, a second Crowdfunder campaign raised £2,050 from

58 committed supporters. This money will be combined with £2,000 confirmed from Kendal

Town Council and a further £2,000 allocated by South Lakeland District Council from its Climate Change Community Fund to launch the next phase of the project.

As the jurors cast their final votes on the draft recommendations, work is underway to

establish a task force challenged with ensuring the recommendations have the best possible

chance of being actioned.

Kendal-based film company Land and Sky has been commission to create a short film to

promote the Jury’s recommendations and inspire change. The recommendations and

film will be launched publicly early in the new year. Private screenings will be hosted with

stakeholders and committed organisation to discuss what action can be taken.

The funding raised will create an opportunity for jury members to be part of the next phase

and to join the ongoing discussions. Support, in the form of vouchers and coaching, will be

offered to jury members who would like to remain involved, ensuring this diverse group of

citizens have equal access.

Kendal Town Clerk and Chair of the Recommendations Task Force, Chris Bagshaw said: “We

are thrilled with the response to our second Crowdfunder campaign and are grateful to our

colleagues at South Lakeland District Council for their ongoing commitment. The additional

funding will be instrumental in ensuring the resources and dedication that has gone into the

Citizens’ Jury is honoured and that the project results in positive change for Kendal.”

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