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£55,000 awarded to West Cumbrian causes

7th April 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation has awarded more than £55,000 to individuals and community projects across West Cumbria at their latest Grants Committee. The West Cumbria Grants Panel approved 21 applications covering a wide range of activities, including an international Lego competition and a project helping to tackle social isolation in older people. Friends of Ennerdale and … Continue reading “£55,000 awarded to West Cumbrian causes”


Allerdale eco projects benefit from Wind Farm Fund

4th April 2017

Seven community organisations in Allerdale have been awarded a share of £68,000 from a fund that supports eco projects. The funding comes from the Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund, and supports a range of community groups helping to improve the local environment and also increase understanding of environmental issues. The fund was set up by … Continue reading “Allerdale eco projects benefit from Wind Farm Fund”


£3.8 million available for community projects in Borders area

3rd April 2017

Charitable community groups and individuals in the Borders area are being encouraged to apply for financial support from a new community benefit fund. Established by EDF Energy Renewables, the Beck Burn Windfarm Community Fund has £155,250 grant aid to distribute every year for the next twenty-five years. Projects and people in the Cumbrian Parishes of … Continue reading “£3.8 million available for community projects in Borders area”


Cumbria Housing Partners £100K Fund

31st March 2017

A charitable fund offering financial support to social housing communities across Cumbria has been launched. The £100,000 fund, set up by Cumbria Housing Partners, will provide grants of up to £10,000 to community and voluntary organisations running projects aimed at improving people’s employability or education. Activities which provide advice and guidance, support and engage people … Continue reading “Cumbria Housing Partners £100K Fund”


Flood action group prepared for future floods

24th March 2017

An innovative flood control centre will help a rural parish become better prepared for future flooding. Above Derwent Flood Action Group was established following the floods in 2009. They work in partnership with other agencies to influence local flood risk management. The group received a grant of £7,330 from the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal to … Continue reading “Flood action group prepared for future floods”


Fundraisers brave the elements for the Big Sleep

31st January 2017

On Saturday night, 160 eager fundraisers gave up their warm homes for a cold and wet night under the stars so that older people don’t have to suffer the cold. The Big Sleep is an annual event organised by the Foundation to raise money for their Winter Warmth Appeal, which supports older people in Cumbria … Continue reading “Fundraisers brave the elements for the Big Sleep”