COPELAND Council will continue funding parish councils.
The council’s executive committee decided to continue the £67,000 funding for 2015/16.
The council had the option to reduce the grant by 30% - the same percentage as the council’s grant from central government has been cut - to assist with budget savings of £1.65m.
A ninth home has been evacuated on Howbank Road in Egremont, after a drilling rig being used to cap a mine with concrete, fell around 50 feet into the shaft on 14th November.
The latest home had to be evacuated because the slippage of the ground surrounding the houses has increased.
Copeland Council say they are continuing to advise residents, for their own safety, not to return to their homes.
The council couldn't specify when residents would be allowed to return to their homes, but say they are exploring potential access arrangements for next week.