West Cumbrian business sets up fund to support Cumbrian causes

29th September 2021

West Cumbria based business vows to give back to its local community through Cumbria Community Foundation.

MissionCX is a purpose driven company based in Whitehaven. It provides specialist commissioning services delivering mission critical projects in the UK and France. Its team of staff are dedicated to supporting charitable projects across the region and recently set up the MissionCX Fund.

The fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, raises money, which is invested, and income generated is given out in grants via the Cumbria Fund. Donations are pooled together to grow the unrestricted fund and respond to the growing needs of local communities by providing much-needed funding, year on year, to charitable organisations.

Ben Slater, Managing Director & Senior Management Consultant, said: “We are committed to leaving a lasting, positive legacy for our local community, through our 1% pledge initiative, which commits 1% of our profits, equity, time and product to philanthropic endeavours. Cumbria Community Foundation will manage our fund ensuring that our annual contributions are distributed to those in our community that need it most. It is our intent to grow our acorn into an oak tree, maximising our social impact.”

The MissionCX Fund is part of the Cumbria Fund, which has supported awarded more than £1.4 million in grants to 500 projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families, improve life skills, education, employability and enterprise for disadvantaged people, support vulnerable older people, improve the health and wellbeing of people and strengthen and supports fragile communities.

Andy Beeforth, CEO at Cumbria Community Foundation, said: “The creation of a fund is an enjoyable and rewarding experience. We work with our fundholders to learn about their needs and wishes and create funds that match their interests and need in the community.

“By utilising the knowledge and expertise of our staff, trustees and volunteers, grants are channelled to the best effect giving donors a great sense of satisfaction and confidence.”

For more information on how you can help local causes by setting up your own fund please click  here.