News & Events


Former Chairman and tireless worker for Cumbria passes away

15th May 2017

It is with sadness we acknowledge, after a long illness the recent death of our former Chairman James Carr. James was a passionate advocate for Cumbria and its communities. He was a keen fisherman and a driver for the creation of the Rivers Trust movement. He was also a philanthropist, creating the Moorhouse Charitable Trust … Continue reading “Former Chairman and tireless worker for Cumbria passes away”

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Shortlisted for National Award

11th May 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation has been shortlisted for the ‘Grantmaking and Funding’ accolade in The Charity Awards 2017. The Charity Awards is the charity world’s most prestigious excellence recognition programme and Cumbria Community Foundation has been shortlisted for the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund. The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund was launched immediately following Storm Desmond’s destruction on … Continue reading “Shortlisted for National Award”

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Funding available to support victims of crime

9th May 2017

Financial support is available to victims of crime across Cumbria. The Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust was established in 2015 to support the needs of victims of crime and anti-social behaviour, and assist in expanding existing services. The Trust, which is administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, currently has £20,000 available and will offer grants to individuals … Continue reading “Funding available to support victims of crime”

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Funding available to encourage youth social action

2nd May 2017

Local groups can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for youth social action projects that promote volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst young people. The Youth Social Action Fund is a national grants programme and part of the wider multi-agency #iwill campaign, and is being delivered in our region by Cumbria Community Foundation. It aims … Continue reading “Funding available to encourage youth social action”

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VACANCY – Philanthropy Officer

We are seeking to appoint a confident and committed professional to join our Development team. The Philanthropy Officer will make a significant contribution to the growth in the Foundation’s grant making capacity by securing new grant making funds with major corporate investors, successful individuals and business owners. The successful candidate will combine excellent interpersonal skills … Continue reading “VACANCY – Philanthropy Officer”

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500 mile charity cycle challenge for Cumbria

20th April 2017

Four intrepid cyclists will take on one of the UK’s toughest cycle challenges to raise money for Cumbria Community Foundation. Dubbed Scotland’s Route 66, the North Coast 500 runs from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north coast to John O’Groats, before heading down the east coast, completing … Continue reading “500 mile charity cycle challenge for Cumbria”

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