Events are being held across Copeland to educate residents about a possible Geological Disposal Facility (GDF) and how to apply for community funding opportunities.

In January, Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) are hosting informational sessions on geological waste disposal.

The first event will take place at Phoenix Enterprise Centre, Cleator Moor, on January 18 between 1pm-5pm.

This will be followed by an event at The Beacon Portal, Whitehaven, on January 25 between 11am-6pm.

A third event will take place at the Methodist Church Hall on Main Street, Egremont, on January 31 between 2pm-5pm.

Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership invites people in February to learn about Community Investment Funding (CIF) and meet CIF recipients.

Through the GDF programme, the Community Partnership has distributed more than £2million to local projects in the past two years.

Community Partnership Chair, Andy Pratt, said: "It’s great to see £2million so far being brought into the area from the GDF programme and used to fund community projects to help provide improved or extra facilities needed locally."

Events will take place on February 21 at Beckermet Reading Rooms, and on February 29 at Gosforth Public Hall, both from 11am-3pm.

Also present at the events will be representatives from other local funders such as Cumberland Council, Copeland Community Fund and NWS.