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.
What a fantastic Christmas present this is for the people of Distington and Copeland more widely.
Being selected as a Big Local area will provide a massive boost for the community, and the funding will help Distington residents to make real and lasting improvements to their village."