Cumbria Community Foundation exists to strengthen communities by connecting people who care with inspirational, life-changing projects. We are also here to respond to emerging need.
We make much needed grants to more than 500 community projects per year on behalf of our fundholders.
We provide a simplified approach to effective charitable giving. As one of the UK’s leading, accredited community foundations, we have the expertise and local knowledge to help individuals, families, companies, charitable trusts and public sector bodies invest in their communities.
In December 2015 we launched the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal. The appeal raises funds to directly support individuals and families in hardship and vital community organisations in the areas affected by the winter storms. It is providing urgent help to people in need. If you would like to apply for a flood grant: click here
Have a look at our Chief Executive, Andy Beeforth’s Ted Talk ‘Changing Our World One Step at a Time’ from Tedx Whitehaven in March 2015. Andy draws on his extensive experience of working with Cumbria’s diverse communities.