Cumbria Community Foundation exists to address disadvantage by making life-changing grants and promoting philanthropy. We are also here to respond to emerging need, having managed four disaster appeals.

We provide philanthropic services to individuals, families and organisations and manage more than 100 grant making funds, supporting more than 500 community projects per year on behalf of our fundholders. Since 1999, we have invested more than £44m into almost 4,000 groups and 8,000 individuals.

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.

** Update**

Following the recommendations of Public Health England, to protect staff and visitors, we have decided to temporarily close our offices at Dovenby. Our team will continue to work from home to offer our support and services.

Latest News

Calls for Cumbrians to support their older neighbours this winter.


High Sheriff hosts online auction and prize draw to help support communities


Grants have been awarded to five north Cumbrian charities supporting those struggling with the impact of the covid pandemic


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