In Barrow-in-Furness and the Furness Peninsula, the Foundation seeks to meet the needs of the local community and in particular the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
The Trustees are likely to favour those local organisations who have sound and stable governance, and who have a strategy and considered plans for the future.
In the local area community projects involving sick, disabled, children, education, family support, maritime, arts and music will receive priority.
Outside the Barrow-in-Furness area, a very much more limited number of community causes will be supported in Cumbria and North Lancashire.
Nationally, high quality maritime and a few educational music projects are considered.