Further Funding Success for Kendal’s Citizens Jury
KENDAL GETS BEHIND ITS CLIMATE CHANGE 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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