Coming soon: Carlisle Opportunities and Challenges Report

6th June 2024

The Citadel, Carlisle, CumbriaPeople who live and work in Carlisle and the surrounding area are being offered the chance to contribute to a major report about the city which will be published later this year.

Cumbria Community Foundation has commissioned the report – Carlisle: Opportunities and Challenges – which will analyse the city’s social needs and community issues, highlighting work already being undertaken to address disadvantage and identifying opportunities to help communities thrive.

It follows three similar reports produced by the Foundation since 2017: one looking at the whole county, and others focusing on West Cumbria and Furness.

A steering group made up of local people has been set up to ensure the report reflects the needs and priorities of the Carlisle area. It will be chaired by Kevin Walsh, Vice Chair of Cumbria Community Foundation.

Members of the public will have the opportunity give their views and there will be an online meeting on Tuesday 9 July to hear more about the project.

Book a place online at