Hear from voices on the COVID-19 frontline

4th June 2020

As part of Small Charity Week 2020, which takes place between 15th and 21st June, we have organised a free event to find out more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected small charities in our county and how they are responding to support those most affected.

Please join us on Zoom, Thursday 18th June at 4pm for an online presentation and panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 in Cumbria, and the remarkable community response. We will share how we have distributed almost £1 million in grants to date and provide an opportunity to hear from people working in organisations on the frontline.

We will be joined on the panel by Assistant Chief Constable Andy Slattery who chairs the Cumbria Covid-19 Strategic Coordination Group, and three groups who have benefited from a grant from the Foundation’s Cumbria COVID 19 Response Fund: Martyn Telford, Chief Officer of Allerdale’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau; Veronica Waller, Project Manager at The Farmer Network; and Hugh Tomlinson Chief Executive of Age UK South Lakeland.

As we begin to look towards rebuilding and recovery, we also want to hear views on how we seek to shape the future of our region.