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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund

Funded by the trustees of the former Carlisle Abbeyfield Society. The fund aims to award projects which are of benefit to people over the age of 55 in the Carlisle, …

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Alston Moor Community Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor and other donations with the purpose to support charitable groups helping people facing disadvantage, particularly those supporting older adults and people with learning …

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Aspatria Community Asset Fund

Funding through Government for projects to improve health and reduce health inequalities.  This Fund has been created to empower local communities to create activities which improve the health and …

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Barrow Community Trust Fund

Funded by the Heart of Barrow Initiative to support small projects and community groups. How much can you apply for? • Maximum grant will normally be £1,000 • Projects should …

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BNFL ‘Live the Dream’ Fund

2008 marked the end of BNFL’s ownership of the Sellafield site in West Cumbria. To celebrate their role over the years and to leave a continuing legacy, the …

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Carrs Milling Industries Fund

Created by Carr’s Milling Industries PLC to invest in the wellbeing and future of Cumbria’s communities. How much can you apply for?  Minimum grant will be £500, with …

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Castle Green Grassroots Grants Fund

Castle Green Hotel set up the fund to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities in Kendal and the immediate district. How much can you apply for?   …

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CN Group Fund

Funded by a donation of £100,000 by the Cumbria Newspaper Group in 2000 to create a long term capital fund. Recommendations are made by the CN Group Chief Executive. …

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Coalfields Community Grants Level 1

Funded by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust to support groups in ex-coalfields areas of West Cumbria which improve access to employment and education and improve lifestyle. How much can …

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Comic Relief Fund

Background to the Fund Comic Relief Fund spends money raised by its fundraising campaigns Red Nose Day and Sport Relief. The programme aims to empower local people enabling …

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Costain Fund

Costain Ltd set up the fund to support projects that will help improve the lives of people in West Cumbria by raising their aspiration and achievement. How much …

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Crag House Charitable Trust Fund

This is not an open access fund and is not open to direct applications. Applications to this fund are identified by the donor. If your project is eligible …

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Crofton Trust Fund

Funded by part of the proceeds of the dissolution of the Crofton Charitable Trust to promote, maintain, improve and advance education of the public, particularly by the provision …

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Cultural Fund

The Fund is the result of an initiative by Miss Mary Burkett and friends to help individuals in the arts. Its aim is to encourage individuals of excellence …

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Cumberland and Westmorland Herald Fund

Funded by Cumberland and Westmorland Herald to support groups helping people facing disadvantage. How much can you apply for? • There is no upper or lower limit but grants …

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Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation was set up by the Cumberland Building Society in 1998. How much can you apply for? • Grants are usually between £250 and …

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Cumberland Educational Foundation

The Foundation is a separate charity of which the Cumbria Community Foundation is the trustee and aims to support the education of young people aged under 25 who live …

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Cumbria Industries Amenities Fund

The Fund was originally set up to assist the workers at the Workshops for the Blind in Carlisle.  With the extension of the Workshop to include disabilities generally, …

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund

The fund was created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m – the donor was a retired teacher who cared passionately about helping young people. It aims to …

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)

The fund was created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m – the donor was a retired teacher who cared passionately about helping young people. It aims to …

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Doosan Babcock Community Grassroots Grants Fund

Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd set up the fund to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities from which the employees of Doosan Babcock are resident. How …

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Dora Beeforth Memorial Fund

Small grants to help disadvantaged young people take part in sport or foreign travel. How much can you apply for? • Maximum grant will normally be £500 over one …

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Dowker Bindloss Fund

The Dowker Bindloss Charity was formed in 1987 from the merger of two long-established charities: Miss Dowker’s Spinsters Hospital established in 1831 and the will of Agnes Sarah …

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Edmond Castle Educational Trust

Small grants to help disadvantaged young people take part in educational activities. How much can you apply for? • Awards to individuals: maximum grant size usually £500 • Awards to …

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Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund

The fund supports organisations formed and led by volunteers which benefit the inhabitants of the Parish of Kingstown Carlisle and the surrounding area. How much can you apply …

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Evening Hill Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities. How much can you apply for?   • There is no minimum or …

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Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

This Fund is fully allocated for 2014/15 Funded by Fairfield Windfarm Ltd, operated by EDF. A grant available for for charitable activities for communities located close to the …

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Foundation Grants

Small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities. Funded by individual and company donations to the Foundation’s long term capital funds. How much can you apply for? • Maximum grant …

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Fryer Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by a private individual to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities. How much can you apply for?  • There is no minimum or maximum …

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Gibb Charitable Trust Fund

Grants for individuals in West Cumbria for vocational training. How much can you apply for? • maximum grant will normally be £300 over one year Who can apply? • Individuals …

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Glamis Holiday Fund

A couple who support the Foundation have decided they would like to provide a holiday for two families from within Cumbria who would otherwise not have the opportunity. …

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Grassroots Grants Fund – Barrow

Funded by a number of donations from individuals and businesses to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities across the Barrow district. How much can you …

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Grassroots Grants Fund – Cumbria

Funded by a number of donations from individuals and businesses to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities across the county. How much can you apply …

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Grassroots Grants Fund – West Cumbria

Funded by a number of donations from individuals and businesses to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities across West Cumbria. How much can you apply …

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Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund

This fund meets once a year and applications will be decided on 12th November 2014. Funded by Hellrigg Windfarm, operated by RWE Innogy UK. A grant available for for …

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High Pow Community Fund

Funded by Reg Windpower Ltd and available to the Parish of Boltons for charitable activities. How much can you apply for? • There is no minimum or maximum grant, although they …

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High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund

Funded by money raised by Cumbrian High Sheriffs during their year in office to support young people facing disadvantage.  Recommendations are made by the Fund holder. How much …

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Holehird Trust Fund

Funded by the Holehird Trust, of which Cumbria County Council is Trustee supporting Westmorland residents with priority given to projects benefiting elderly people, disabled people, children and young …

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HSBC Fund

Funded by the HSBC Bank plc who have donated funds to the Cumbria Community Foundation since 2000. Its aim to support groups who want to take local actions …

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Hunter Davies Award for Young Writers

The annual prize has been set up by Hunter Davies to encourage young people to write. Students are encouraged to write an essay of between 1,000 – 1,500 words with …

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Hunter Davies Fund

The bursary fund has been set up by Hunter Davies to help people write and publish non-fiction books with a Cumbrian setting. Its aim is to encourage and …

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Janetta Topsy Laidlaw Fund

Funded by a bequest from the estate of Janetta T Laidlaw. Janetta, who died in January 2007, was an occupational health specialist who prior to her retirement was …

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John Winder Fund

This is not an open access fund and is not open to direct applications. Applications to this fund are identified by the donor. If your project is eligible for support …

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Joyce Wilkinson Trust Fund

The Trust was created by Joyce Wilkinson who lived in Rosley and Westward all her life, enjoyed village life and did a lot of work for her local …

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Kipling Fund for Older People

Funded by a legacy to support older people. Born in Westmorland, George Kipling lived and farmed at Burgh by Sands. He was a widower with no children and, …

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Kipling Fund for Younger People

Funded by a legacy to support younger people. Born in Westmorland, George Kipling lived and farmed at Burgh by Sands. He was a widower with no children and, …

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Kirkby Moor Community Fund

Funded by Kirkby Moor Wind Farm, operated by RWE Innogy UK. How much can you apply for? • Maximum grant will normally be £2,500 over one year Who can …

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Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Grants Fund

Lamont Pridmore set up the fund to support projects that will help improve the lives of people in West Cumbria by raising their aspiration and achievement. Recommendations are made …

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Liddle Thomson Community First Fund

Funded by a private individual to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision …

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Mary Grave Trust Fund

Easy to access grants for young people (11 – 21 years) wanting support to travel abroad. Funded by the Mary Grave Trust and administered by Cumbria Community Foundation. …

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Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by a private individual to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities. Recommendations are made by the Fund holder. How much can you apply for?  …

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NMP Community Fund (Groups)

Nuclear Management Partners Ltd set up the fund to support projects that will help improve the lives of people in West Cumbria by raising their aspiration and achievement. …

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Nuvia Fund

Funded by Nuvia to support youth and/or environmental issues to promote a sustainable improvement in and around Copeland. How much can you apply for? • Maximum grant will normally …

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Quarry Hill Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by a private individual to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities, with a preference to North Allerdale.  Recommendations are made by the Fund holder. …

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Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund

Funded by an annual donation from E.ON UK, the Robin Rigg off-shore wind farm developer. Grants available to communities undertaking activities that contribute to reducing the effects of …

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Rockcliffe and Westlinton CWM Trust Fund

Funded by Cumbria Waste Management with money from Landfill Tax Credits generated by the increased use of the Hespin Wood Landfill Site during the foot and mouth crisis. …

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Roselands Trust Fund

This fund is fully spent for 2014/15 Funded by an anonymous donor to support charitable groups helping people facing disadvantage, particularly those supporting older adults and people with …

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Rowan Community First Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor, the fund supports social action at a local level. the focus is on unemployment training for elderly and young people. How much can …

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Russell Armer Fund

  Funded by Russell Armer Ltd How much can you apply for? • Maximum grant will normally be £1,000 over one year • Projects should cost no more than £25,000 …

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Shepley Group Grassroots Grants

Shepley Group Ltd set up the fund to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities from which the employees of Shepley Group Ltd are resident. How much can …

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Staff 10th Anniversary Fund

Funded by donations from current and former members of staff. The fund supports activities and equipment which support disadvantaged people in Cumbria and projects that improve the economic, …

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Stobbart Group Grassroots Grants Fund

Stobbart Ltd set up the fund to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities supporting projects that will help improve the lives of people in West Cumbria. …

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Strummer Calling Community First Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor to support organisations, formed and led by volunteers, which address local needs and/or create opportunities within their community that make a real difference. How …

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Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Funded by RES. A grant available for charitable activities for local communities located close to the Tallentire Wind Farm. How much can you apply for? • The minimum grant is …

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The Solway Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor to support groups helping children and young adults in the Workington/Maryport area. How much can you apply for? • The minimum grant will …

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Thomas Graham Grassroots Grants Fund

Thomas Graham and Sons Ltd set up the fund to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities supporting projects that will help improve the lives of …

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Ullswater Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by a private individual to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities. How much can you apply for? • There is no minimum or maximum grant, …

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Violet Laidlaw Fund

Funded by a bequest from the estate of Violet Laidlaw, formerly of Scotby and Carlisle. Violet studied home economics and the nursing of sick children. Her philosophy was …

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Westmorland Arts Trust

The Trust was set up in 1996 by the provisions in the will of Dr Elizabeth Kemp. Its object is the education of the public in the arts …

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Westmorland Limited Fund

Funded by Westmorland Limited to support community projects in the travel to work area for Westmorland Limited, especially the communities of Tebay, Orton, Shap, Penrith, Kirkby Stephen, Stainton …

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Westmorland Ltd Grassroots Grants Fund

Westmorland Ltd set up the fund to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities supporting projects that will help improve the lives of people in the travel …

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Wing Cdr. H. Thompson MBE & Rev. J. L. Green Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by private individuals donor to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities in the Barrow district How much can you apply for? • There is no minimum or …

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Winscales Moor Community Benefit Fund

Funded by Winscales Moor Windfarm Ltd, c/o Your Energy Ltd. A grant available to the parishes of Winscales, Great Clifton and Little Clifton to take local actions that …

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Winter Warmth Fund (Individuals)

Grants to help older people in Cumbria stay warm and healthy. Funded by voluntary donations of winter fuel allowance payments plus individual and local business donations.   Who …

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Youth Work Aid Fund

This fund is fully spent for 2014/15 Funded by an anonymous private donor. Grants for charitable activities in the county of Cumbria.  Recommendations are made by the Fund …

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