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, most recently raising £10.3m in response to the floods in 2015.

We provide philanthropic services to individuals, families and organisations and manage 60 grantmaking funds, supporting more than 500 community projects per year on behalf of our fundholders. Since 1999, we have invested more than £37m 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.

Latest News

Grant funding supports South Lakeland charity to tackle effects of domestic abuse


Flood-hit Cumbrian communities urged to come forward for funding


VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer


Raising funds to keep older people warm this winter

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Placed Based Prevention

The Place Based Prevention Programme provides a range of practical help and advice for people who need extra support from time to time to remain independent.

Take on a Classic Lake District Cycle Challenge

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