Annual Celebration Dinner 2021

Please join us for our Annual Celebration Dinner on Thursday 4th November at the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal to celebrate being “Stronger Together.”

The last 18 months have seen unprecedented times, with many vulnerable communities and individuals across Cumbria facing hardship and continuing to struggle as we begin to recover from the pandemic.

Recent times have encouraged a new spirit of partnership and philanthropy across the county for the good of the wider community. Cumbria Community Foundation was at the heart of the response, working alongside others, to distribute £3 million in grants raised specifically to address needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is also the year when the Foundation reached the significant milestone of distributing more than £50 million in grants since it was founded in 1999. But the focus of our celebrations over the course of the evening will be our partnerships. We are also delighted to announce that two of our partners and fundholders, Jim Bowers and Family and Womble Bond Dickinson have generously sponsored our annual dinner event this year.

It is those partnerships with our fundholders, our corporate and individual members, our friends in local and regional government, other regional and national funders, as well as third sector partners and other organisations working for what’s best for Cumbria, that help us to address the challenges and inequalities that many people are faced within our county.

We will hear from Des Moore, CEO of The Cumberland, who will give a keynote speech and some of the groups that we have supported over the past year.

The event starts at 5.45pm with a drinks reception in the Foyer before the main event in the Kendal Suite function room. The evening is scheduled to finish at 11pm.

Tickets for the Annual Celebration Dinner are now on sale. Individual tickets cost £60. There is also an opportunity to purchase a table for 10:
• Corporate Challenge members = £550
• Corporate members = £600

To register, click here:

If you require any further information about the event, please contact Caroline Adams at

We hope you will be able to join us.