A community in Copeland is set to benefit from a programme run by the Big Lottery Fund designed to help residents improve their local area.
The one million pound funding boost will be provided over the next ten years and will be spent as residents decide.
Distington in north Copeland is set to benefit from the Big Local programme and receive funding of one million pounds to help residents improve their local area.
The funding will be delivered over the next ten years, along with support, training and networking opportunities to help residents make their community a better place to live.
The million pound boost comes as part of The Big Local scheme, which was launched in July 2010, and supports 150 small urban and rural communities across the country.
The west Cumbrian village of Distington has won the lottery.
The Big Lottery has chosen Distington as one of a number of areas across the country to have one million pounds over the next ten years.
It will be up to villagers to decide what to do with the money.