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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Community First Fund

Grants for charitable activities involving social action at a grassroots level in the local authorities of Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden. Donor Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Limited Who can apply? • volunteer-led grassroots groups that support their local community Priority will be given to projects that: • tackle disadvantage in rural communities • tackle disadvantage in pockets … Continue reading “Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Community First Fund”

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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund

Grants for charitable activities that benefit people over the age of 55 in the local authorities of Allerdale, Carlisle and Eden. Donor Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Limited Who can apply? • volunteer groups that work with older people • charitable not-for-profit organisations that support people over the age of 55 Priority will be given to projects … Continue reading “Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund”

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Alston Moor Community Fund

Grants for individuals or community groups and projects in the civil parish of Alston Moor. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • voluntary or community groups • groups helping people facing disadvantage • individuals Priority will be given to projects that: • promote employment and enterprise Examples of projects supported: • community events and festivals • … Continue reading “Alston Moor Community Fund”

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Barrow Community Trust Fund

Grants for groups with small projects which provide activities in Barrow. Priority will be given to groups in the wards of Barrow Island, Central, Hindpool, Ormsgill, and Risedale. Donor Heart of Barrow Initiative and individual contributions Who can apply? • registered charities • charitable unincorporated organisations • community interest companies Priority will be given to … Continue reading “Barrow Community Trust Fund”

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Barrow Grassroots Grants

Grants for small voluntary groups, community groups, and grassroots organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in the Barrow district. Donor Various individuals Who can apply? • voluntary groups, community groups, and grassroots organisations • groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will … Continue reading “Barrow Grassroots Grants”

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Barrow-in-Furness Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary groups, community groups, and grassroots organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in the Barrow district. Donor Various individuals Who can apply? • voluntary groups, community groups, and grassroots organisations • groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will … Continue reading “Barrow-in-Furness Grassroots Fund”

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Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund

Grants for volunteer-led or community groups within a 5 kilometre radius of Beck Burn Wind Farm. Donor EDF Energy Renewables Who can apply for standard grants? • volunteer-led or community groups within a 5 kilometre radius of Beck Burn Wind Farm • volunteer-led or community groups within a 10 kilometre radius of Beck Burn Wind … Continue reading “Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund”

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Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries

Education and training grants for individuals over the age of 16 living within the Parish/Community Councils of Rockcliffe, Westlinton, Arthuret, Kirkandrews-on-Esk, Springfield & Gretna Green, Kirkpatrick Fleming & District, Canonbie & District and Gretna & Rigg, who are enrolled full-time on a further education or training course to develop their skills and employability. Donor EDF … Continue reading “Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries”

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Beeby Family Fund

Grants to support and improve the lives and opportunities of disadvantaged children and young people. Area of benefit: • priority given to those living in Wigton and in the villages and rural communities around Wigton. • application may be considered from the wider West Cumbria area, in exceptional need. Who can apply? • young individuals, … Continue reading “Beeby Family Fund”

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Better Tomorrows Fund

Overview Grants for charitable, not-for-profit organisations for accredited training for youth workers via Cumbria Youth Alliance’s training programme. Please contact Annalee Holliday, Senior Grants & Programmes Officer (contact details below) before applying. Background Set up by David Beeby, High Sheriff of Cumbria 2021-22, the Fund aims to invest approximately £1m over the next three years … Continue reading “Better Tomorrows Fund”

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Beverley Charitable Trust Fund

Grants for young people in West Cumbria to help raise educational attainment and career aspirations by enabling access to study or vocational training. Donor The Beverley Trust Who can apply? • young people in hardship, with priority given to those living in Allerdale and Copeland • voluntary and community groups directly benefiting young people Examples … Continue reading “Beverley Charitable Trust Fund”

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Brian & Ann Clark Fund

Grants for individuals and charitable organisations to support the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, and the promotion of good health, both physical and mental. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • charitable, not-for-profit organisations • individuals Priority will be given to projects which: • support families, including those with a disability and/or mental health … Continue reading “Brian & Ann Clark Fund”

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Broughton Moor Wind Farm Fund

Grants for community groups and projects in the Broughton Moor Wind Farm area. Donor Engie and Clean Earth Energy Who can apply? • volunteer-led and community groups which benefit the Parish of Broughton Moor What type of projects can be funded? • conservation, protection and improvement of the built and natural environment within the Parish … Continue reading “Broughton Moor Wind Farm Fund”

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Carrs Group Fund

Grants for charitable groups to invest in the well-being and future of Cumbria’s communities and social action at a local level. Donor Carr’s Group PLC Who can apply? Charitable groups that support residents throughout Cumbria, such as: • groups that support rural communities • groups that raise the aspirations of young people and people wanting … Continue reading “Carrs Group Fund”

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Catherine Alexander Grassroots Fund

Grants for local people in Kendal and the immediate district. For small voluntary and community groups and organisations to continue or expand their work, such as advocacy, community voice, and service provision Donor Catherine and James Alexander Who can apply? Small, volunteer-led grassroots groups that support the communities within Kendal charitable organisations which benefit the … Continue reading “Catherine Alexander Grassroots Fund”

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CCL Secure Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups and organisations providing activities that benefit people and communities in Allerdale and Copeland. Donor CCL Secure Who can apply? • small voluntary and community groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will be given to projects that: • improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families • improve life skills, … Continue reading “CCL Secure Fund”

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CN Group Fund

Grants for charitable and volunteer-led groups which help people facing disadvantage. Donor Cumbria Newspapers Who can apply? Charitable and volunteer-led groups which support their communities Examples of projects supported: • improvements to community hall • furniture for community centre • cleaning system for community swimming pool • wages for activity coordinator • improvements to children’s … Continue reading “CN Group Fund”

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Community Resilience Fund

Easy-to-access grants for groups that are involved in supporting their community through the ongoing Coronavirus work in Cumbria. All grant funding must be spent by 30 September 2022. Background Community support, both formal and informal, has been an essential part of Cumbria’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic to date. It is important that this activity … Continue reading “Community Resilience Fund”

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Crofton Trust Fund

Grants to support community projects to improve the knowledge of the public about agriculture, forestry and the countryside. Funded by part of the proceeds of the dissolution of the Crofton Charitable Trust. Who can apply? Voluntary and community groups Examples of activities supported: • support for conferences • contribution towards a lecture series • field … Continue reading “Crofton Trust Fund”

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Cumberland and Westmorland Herald Fund

Grants for charitable not-for-profit groups benefiting people living in the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald’s main circulation area, including Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen and Alston. Donor Cumberland & Westmorland Herald newspaper Who can apply? • charitable not-for-profit groups benefiting people living in the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald’s main circulation area, including Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen and … Continue reading “Cumberland and Westmorland Herald Fund”

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Cumberland Building Society Community Fund

Grants for charitable organisations, in particular, those aligned with the company’s purpose, to make a positive difference to the lives of its customers, communities and people in the Society’s operating area of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster and Preston (all PR, FY, LA, BB1-3 and BB5-7 postcodes) and Haltwhistle. Donor Cumberland Building Society Who can apply? • … Continue reading “Cumberland Building Society Community Fund”

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Cumberland Educational Foundation Fund

Grants to support the education of young people under the age of 25 who live, or whose parents live, in the former county of Cumberland (Allerdale, Copeland, Carlisle and the northern part of Eden districts) and who are in need of financial assistance. Donor Cumberland Educational Foundation Who can apply? • individuals under the age … Continue reading “Cumberland Educational Foundation Fund”

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Cumbria Cultural Fund

Grants for individuals to encourage excellence in their chosen field of the arts. Donor The late Miss Mary Burkett and friends Who can apply? • individuals who reside in the county of Cumbria • individuals who are striving to reach the highest levels of achievement and excellent in their chosen field of the arts Examples … Continue reading “Cumbria Cultural Fund”

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Cumbria Disaster Fund

Grants for charitable purposes in connection with floods, storms and other events determined by the CCF Trustees to have caused loss or damage to people or property and occurring in the county. Donor Cumbria Community Foundation funds and donations from the public Objectives: • to address immediate hardship • to promote community recovery and rebuilding … Continue reading “Cumbria Disaster Fund”

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Cumbria Fund

Grants for charitable projects that address one or more of Cumbria Community Foundation’s top five priorities for funding. Donor Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation’s long-term capital funds. The following funds contribute income: • Crispus Fund • Francis C Scott Challenge Fund •  Gregg Fund •  Harvey Family Fund •  Hensman Acorn Fund •  HSBC Fund … Continue reading “Cumbria Fund”

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Cumbria Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary and grassroots groups to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria. Donor Various individuals Who can apply? • small voluntary and grassroots groups • groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will be given to projects which: • support … Continue reading “Cumbria Grassroots Fund”

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Cumbria Industries Amenities Fund

Grants for groups providing support to people with disabilities. The original Fund was set up to assist the workers at the Workshops for the Blind in Carlisle. In the 1980s, the Workshops extended their work to include people with all disabilities and the terms of the Fund were widened accordingly. Donor The Fund was transferred … Continue reading “Cumbria Industries Amenities Fund”

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Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust Fund

Grants for victims of crime who reside in Cumbria to promote the safety of the victim, to relieve urgent need or distress, and to provide essential basic requirements, relating to washing, cooking, sleeping and clothing. Who can apply? • any victim of crime who resides in Cumbria and has been affected by crime or anti-social … Continue reading “Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust Fund”

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund

Grants for individuals aged 14-22 to help them to fulfil their potential and develop life skills, and for charitable groups that support young people aged 14-22 to help them to fulfil their potential and develop life skills. Donor Private individual Who can apply? • individuals aged 14-22 • volunteer-led community groups, grassroots groups, and charitable … Continue reading “Cumbria Young People’s Fund”

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)

Grants for volunteer-led community and grassroots groups that support young people aged 14-22 by helping them to fulfil their potential and develop life skills. Donor Private individual Who can apply? • volunteer-led community and grassroots groups working with young people aged 14-22 (groups working with at-risk young people are particularly welcome) Examples of projects supported: … Continue reading “Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)”

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Doosan Babcock Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary, community groups and grass-roots organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in Doosan Babcock’s employee residence areas of Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle and Copeland. Donor Doosan Babcock Limited Who can apply? Voluntary and community groups in the priority areas … Continue reading “Doosan Babcock Grassroots Fund”

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Dora Beeforth Memorial Fund

Grants to support young people from low income families to participate in sport and foreign travel. Background The Fund was established in memory of Dora Beeforth, the wife of the Foundation’s first Director. Dora was born in Cumbria and attended the Lakes School in Windermere. She enjoyed the outdoors, was a volunteer warden with the … Continue reading “Dora Beeforth Memorial Fund”

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Dowker Bindloss Charity Fund

Grants for voluntary and community organisations which provide relief for need, hardship or distress for the residents of Kendal. Donor The Dowker Bindloss Charity, which was formed in 1987 from the merger of Miss Dowker’s Spinsters Hospital (est. 1831) and the Will of Agnes Sarah Bindloss (1895). Trusteeship of the Charity was transferred from Kendal … Continue reading “Dowker Bindloss Charity Fund”

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Edmond Castle Educational Trust Fund

Grants that support the education and training of disadvantaged young people under the age of 21 in Cumbria for whom the grant would make a significant difference, and prioritising young people who are, or have been, looked after by Cumbria County Council. Donor Edmond Castle Educational Trust Who can apply? • individuals under the age … Continue reading “Edmond Castle Educational Trust Fund”

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Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund

Grants to support volunteer-led groups and organisations for which a grant of under £5000 is a significant investment that will allow them to address local needs and/or create opportunities that make a real difference, specifically in Kingstown and the surrounding area of Carlisle. Donor Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Who can apply? • volunteer-led groups who … Continue reading “Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund”

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English Lakes Hotels Sustainability Fund

Grants for charitable not-for-profit groups working hard to protect and promote the landscape, environment and heritage through conservation and improvement of the physical and natural environment in Windermere, Ambleside, Morecambe and Lancaster. Donor English Lakes Hotels is committed to protecting and maintaining the landscape in areas located near to where the hotels are situated. Who … Continue reading “English Lakes Hotels Sustainability Fund”

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English Lakes Hotels Trust Fund

Grants to support the employees of English Lakes Hotels, and groups delivering community projects in the areas of Windermere, Ambleside, Morecambe and Lancaster, where English Lakes Hotels are situated. Donor English Lakes Hotels Who can apply? • individuals nominated by English Lakes Hotels • charitable, not-for-profit groups whose projects benefit the communities within the areas … Continue reading “English Lakes Hotels Trust Fund”

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Evening Hill Grassroots Fund

Grants to groups to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria. Donor Private individuals Who can apply? • Groups who are supporting disadvantaged people, especially those supporting children, young people and the elderly Priority will be given to projects which: • support … Continue reading “Evening Hill Grassroots Fund”

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Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Grants for charitable groups providing activities for local communities located close to the Fairfield Wind Farm, Pica. Donor Fairfield Windfarm Ltd, operated by EDF Energy Renewables Who can apply? • volunteer-led, community groups or local partnerships which benefit the Parishes of Parton, Lowca, Distington, and Moresby What type of projects can be funded? Charitable, community … Continue reading “Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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Fryer Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups and organisations to continue or expand their work, such as advocacy, community voice, and service provision, for local people. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • small, volunteer-led grassroots groups that support their local community • groups who support homeless individuals • groups who work with children and young … Continue reading “Fryer Grassroots Fund”

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Geoffrey Blake Architectural Heritage Fund

Grants for volunteer-led and charitable groups to support community-based projects of architectural merit in Cumbria that enhance people’s experience and understanding of the built environment. Projects must have full access by the public and have a clear benefit to the community. Donor Private individual, who created the Fund in memory of her father, who had … Continue reading “Geoffrey Blake Architectural Heritage Fund”

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Gibb Charitable Trust Fund

Grants to support students and trainees in vocational studies. Donor The Gibb Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in the 1930s to enable incoming firms to train labour in what was the West Cumberland Development Area. The Trustees subsequently amended the criteria to assist students and trainees. The Trust’s assets were transferred to Cumbria … Continue reading “Gibb Charitable Trust Fund”

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Gurney Charitable Trust Fund

Grants for community-benefit societies and small locally-focussed charitable organisations in northern Cumbria in the areas of Keswick, Cockermouth, Aspatria, and Wigton, with a priority in and around the village of Ireby. Exceptional projects outside the priority area which fit the donor’s interests will also be considered. Donor The Gurney family Who can apply? • community-benefit … Continue reading “Gurney Charitable Trust Fund”

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Hackney & Leigh Fund

Grants for small voluntary groups, community groups, and grassroots organisations to enable them to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities throughout the estate agency’s operating area in South Cumbria and North Lancashire. Donor Hackney & Leigh Limited Who can apply? • voluntary groups, community groups, and grassroots organisations • groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will … Continue reading “Hackney & Leigh Fund”

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Hellrigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Grants for charitable activities for communities located close to the Hellrigg Wind Farm. Donor RWE Renewables UK Ltd Who can apply? • volunteer-led and community groups which benefit the Parishes of Silloth-on-Solway, Holme St Cuthbert’s, Holme Low, and Holme Abbey What type of projects can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: • community-related • … Continue reading “Hellrigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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herdyfund

What is the herdy fund? The herdyfund exists to support upland fell farmers and rural Cumbrian communities. It has being doing good since day one and in May 2018 the herdyfund became a charitable fund of Cumbria Community Foundation. All the herdyfund projects are designed and developed with, by and for farmers and rural communities. … Continue reading “herdyfund”

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High Pow Community Fund

Grants for voluntary and community groups for charitable activities that are environmental, community or education-related, and which benefit the communities in the Parish of Bolton, located close to the High Pow Wind Farm in Allerdale. Donor High Pow Wind Farm Limited Who can apply? • voluntary groups, community groups, or local partnerships which benefit the … Continue reading “High Pow Community Fund”

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High Sheriff’s General Fund

Grants for charitable groups providing activities that benefit people and communities across Cumbria. Donor Money raised by The High Sheriff of Cumbria during his/her year in office Who can apply? • voluntary and community groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will be given to projects that: • improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families … Continue reading “High Sheriff’s General Fund”

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High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund

Donor-advised grants for charitable groups working with young people. Donor Money raised by The High Sheriff of Cumbria during his/her year in office Who can apply? • groups helping young people who are facing disadvantage • groups whose activities primarily target young people involved with crime or in danger of becoming involved in anti-social behaviour … Continue reading “High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund”

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Holehird Trust Fund

Grants for voluntary and community organisations which benefit residents of the former County of Westmorland*. Donor Holehird Trust, of which Cumbria County Council is Trustee. Who can apply? • voluntary and community groups in Cumbria which support residents in the former County of Westmorland Priority will be given to projects which support one of the … Continue reading “Holehird Trust Fund”

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Hunter Davies Fund

Grants for nominated students who attend either Trinity School in Carlisle or Cockermouth School for further education costs such as tuition fees, living expenses and course equipment. The Lakeland Book of the Year Awards will receive funding to contribute towards running costs of the event each year. Donor Hunter Davies Who is eligible? • Students … Continue reading “Hunter Davies Fund”

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Janetta Topsy Laidlaw Trust Fund

Grants to support older people in Carlisle District. Funded by a bequest from the estate of Janetta T Laidlaw. Janetta, who died in January 2007, was an occupational health specialist who prior to her retirement was employed by the Cumbria Health Authority. She was a compassionate, generous person, expressing a wish that a trust be … Continue reading “Janetta Topsy Laidlaw Trust Fund”

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Johnson Fund

Grants to support individuals and volunteer-led and community organisations that support disadvantage. Applications will be considered from the following local authority areas: Allerdale, Carlisle, Eden and South Lakeland. Donor Private individuals Who can apply? • volunteer-led and community organisations supporting disadvantage • individuals under the age of 30 (household income will be taken into account) … Continue reading “Johnson Fund”

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Joyce Wilkinson Charitable Trust Fund

Grants for voluntary and community groups operating or providing charitable activities in or close to the parishes of Rosley and Westward, Wigton, and Aspatria in North Cumbria. Donor Joyce Wilkinson Trust Fund. The Fund was created by Joyce Wilkinson who lived in Rosley and Westward all her life, enjoyed village life and did a lot … Continue reading “Joyce Wilkinson Charitable Trust Fund”

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Kipling Fund for Older People

Grants for individuals and charitable not-for-profit groups helping older people facing disadvantage. Donor Legacy from a Cumbrian farmer Who can apply? • Individuals helping older people facing disadvantage • charitable not-for-profit groups helping older people facing disadvantage Priority will be given to projects that support: • older adults • people with mental health needs • … Continue reading “Kipling Fund for Older People”

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Kipling Fund for Younger People

Grants for individuals and charitable not-for-profit groups helping children and families facing disadvantage. Donor Legacy from a Cumbrian farmer Who can apply? • individuals helping children and families facing disadvantage • charitable not-for-profit groups helping children and families facing disadvantage Priority will be given to projects that support: • young people with mental health needs … Continue reading “Kipling Fund for Younger People”

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Kirkby Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Grants for not-for-profit or charitable activities for communities located close to the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm. Donor Ventient Energy Who can apply? • volunteer-led, community groups or local partnerships which benefit communities within eight kilometres from the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm. Please view the area of benefit on the Cumbria Community Foundation website before applying: … Continue reading “Kirkby Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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Laidlaw Fund for the Environment

Grants for volunteer-led, community, and charitable groups undertaking projects that benefit wildlife habitat protection and education of the natural environment in Carlisle and the surrounding area. Donor Eleanor Laidlaw created the fund in recognition and memory of her parents who instilled in her a lifelong love of nature. Eleanor recalls the importance of education in … Continue reading “Laidlaw Fund for the Environment”

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Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary, community groups and grass-roots organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in Allerdale, particularly the Workington area. Donor Lamont Pridmore Who can apply? • voluntary and community groups in the priority area which support community services and projects … Continue reading “Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Fund”

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Lawrence Fund

Grants to support people in the study of horticulture or music, and, in particular, those studying music therapy, and young musicians in North Cumbria. Donor Private individual Who can apply? • individuals • charitable, not-for-profit organisations Priority will be given to projects which: • support young talented musicians • include the study of music therapy … Continue reading “Lawrence Fund”

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Liddle Thomson Community First Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups in the area of north Allerdale, primarily around Wigton and Carlisle areas. Donor Private Individuals Who can apply? • charitable, not-for-profit grassroots groups • groups and organisations who work with children and young people • groups supporting social action at a local level Priority will be given to … Continue reading “Liddle Thomson Community First Fund”

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Live the Dream Fund

Grants for individuals and groups in Allerdale and Copeland to enable access to educational or training activity which raises career aspirations. Donor BNFL Who can apply? • Young people living in Allerdale or Copeland, with priority given to those aged 16-25. Individuals will need to provide evidence of excellence in their chosen field. Household income … Continue reading “Live the Dream Fund”

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Lord Egremont Fund for West Cumbria

Grants for voluntary groups and community-based organisations providing activities that benefit people in the towns of Egremont and Cockermouth and their immediate surrounding areas. Donor Lord Egremont Who is eligible? • voluntary and community groups in the towns of Egremont and Cockermouth and their immediate surrounding areas What the Fund will support: • projects that … Continue reading “Lord Egremont Fund for West Cumbria”

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Mary Grave Trust Fund

Grants for young people ages 11-21 from low-income families (total gross household income less than £594 per week) to support travel abroad for educational purposes. Donor Mary Grave Trust Who can apply? • Individuals ages 11-21 who have attended full-time education within the last two years and who were born in the old county of … Continue reading “Mary Grave Trust Fund”

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Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups and organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in Cumbria. Preference will be given to groups in North Cumbria. Donor James Carr, former Trustee of CCF Who can apply? • small, volunteer-led grassroots or community … Continue reading “Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund”

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NHS Hospital Discharge Support Fund

Grants for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to address the current home care crisis by supporting medically optimised patients discharged under Pathway 1 (to intermediate care and reablement services provided in their own homes) from acute and community hospitals in North Cumbria. Charitable and community organisations will be funded to help people … Continue reading “NHS Hospital Discharge Support Fund”

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Nuvia Fund

Grants for voluntary community groups and organisations that promote the long-term sustainability of the areas local to the Nuvia site and project activities (Allerdale and Copeland). Donor Nuvia Limited Who can apply? • small, volunteer-led grassroots or community groups • local partnerships Priority will be given to projects that: • promote sustainability through young people … Continue reading “Nuvia Fund”

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Out of Eden Fund

Grants for charitable not-for-profit groups whose projects benefit the communities within the priority area of the fund which includes the Upper Eden Valley, particularly around the 17 parishes included in the Upper Eden Community Plan: Kirkby Stephen, Hartley, Waitby, Wharton, Mallerstang, Brough, Stainmoor, Crosby Garret, Ravonstonedale, Winton, Kaber, Nateby, Soulby, Brough Sowerby, Musgrave, Warcop and … Continue reading “Out of Eden Fund”

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Pappagallino Fund

Grants for organisations in Cumbria to improve health and wellbeing by addressing social and rural isolation or projects that protect the environment, as well as support the farming and rural community. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • charitable, not-for-profit organisations Priority will be given to projects that: • make long-term, strategic investment in people or … Continue reading “Pappagallino Fund”

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Positive Disruptors

The Positive Disruptors programme was launched on 6th September after it initially had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and subsequent school closures. The aim of Positive Disruptors is to: • give young people aged 10-25 years from disadvantaged backgrounds in West Cumbria the opportunity to have their ideas and ambitions heard … Continue reading “Positive Disruptors”

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Printers Inc Social Mobility Fund

Grants for charitable groups supporting young people who reside in Cumbria, with preference for disadvantaged young people aged between 14 – 25, to improve their life skills, education, employability and enterprise. Education includes academic, occupational or social education, the acquisition of life or employment skills, physical, sporting, music or other artistic skills. Donor CN Group … Continue reading “Printers Inc Social Mobility Fund”

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Psychological Support Fund – Bereavement Support

The North Cumbria Health and Care System has allocated funding for those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are committed to supporting organisations and community groups who are looking after those who are isolated and vulnerable within our communities. Bereavement and loss can be detrimental to our mental health and is one of … Continue reading “Psychological Support Fund – Bereavement Support”

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Psychological Support Fund – Emotional Wellbeing

Voluntary Sector Support – Mental Health Funding Criteria – Psychological support for people experiencing problems with their mental health and wellbeing in relation to COVID-19 The North Cumbria Health and Care System has allocated funding for those most affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are committed to supporting organisations and community groups who are … Continue reading “Psychological Support Fund – Emotional Wellbeing”

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Quarry Hill Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups and organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in Cumbria, with a preference to North Allerdale. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • small, volunteer-led grassroots or community groups working with young people promoting involvement with … Continue reading “Quarry Hill Grassroots Fund”

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Roselands Trust Fund

Grants for charitable groups which help and advise people who live with a disability or groups which provide activities and facilities to enable inclusivity. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • charitable groups helping people facing disadvantage, particularly those supporting older adults and people with learning difficulties Examples of projects supported: • interactive music workshops/sessions for … Continue reading “Roselands Trust Fund”

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Rowan Community First Fund

Grants for charitable groups supporting social action at a local level in Cumbria, with a focus on the young, the elderly, and training for the unemployed. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • charitable, not-for-profit grassroots groups • groups and organisations who work with children and young people • groups supporting social action at a local … Continue reading “Rowan Community First Fund”

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Russell Armer Fund

Grants for small voluntary and grassroots groups to enable them to support their local communities. Donor Russell Armer Limited Who can apply? • small voluntary and grassroots groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will be given to projects which: • benefit communities in the priority areas for the fund Examples of projects supported: • new … Continue reading “Russell Armer Fund”

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Shepley Group Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups and organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in Shepley Engineer’s employee resident (Allerdale, Barrow, Carlisle and Copeland). Donor Shepley Engineers Limited Who can apply? • small, volunteer-led grassroots or community groups helping people facing … Continue reading “Shepley Group Grassroots Fund”

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Staff 10th Anniversary Fund

Grants for projects which support one of the Foundation’s aims. Donor Former and current staff of Cumbria Community Foundation Who can apply? • charitable groups • individuals Examples of projects supported: • specialised bed for a severely disabled child • travel costs for an elderly man to visit the grave of his father who was … Continue reading “Staff 10th Anniversary Fund”

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Stobbart Ltd Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups and organisations to enable them to continue or expand their work in advocacy, community voice, and service provision for local people in West Cumbria (Allerdale and Copeland). Donor Stobbarts Ltd Who can apply? • small, volunteer-led grassroots or community groups helping people facing disadvantage Priority will be given … Continue reading “Stobbart Ltd Grassroots Fund”

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Strummer Calling Community First Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups to address local needs and/or create opportunities that make a real difference, with priority given to groups in the Carlisle and Eden areas. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • volunteer-led grassroots groups which support their community Examples of projects supported: • community cinema • camping activities for Scout … Continue reading “Strummer Calling Community First Fund”

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Swales Trust Fund

This Fund is fully spent and will  not be accepting applications until April 2022. Grants to support individuals who live and have a home address in Cumbria for education in the farming, forestry, game-keeping or horticultural industries. Donor Swales Trust Who can apply? • individuals who live in Cumbria and are studying Cumbria • individuals … Continue reading “Swales Trust Fund”

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Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Grants for groups which support local, environmental, educational, sporting amenity or other appropriate not-for-profit initiative close to the Tallentire Wind Farm. Donor RES Who can apply? • volunteer-led, community groups, or local partnerships which benefit the parishes of Bridekirk, Blindcrake, Gilcrux and Plumbland What type of projects can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: … Continue reading “Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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The Barker Family Fund

Grants for not-for-profit organisations which help to empower young people and support the advancement of education, and for disadvantaged young people, including young farmers, aged 25 and under who live in Cumbria. Donor Private individuals Who can apply? • registered charities • constituted not-for-profit organisations • individuals aged 25 and under (household income will be … Continue reading “The Barker Family Fund”

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The Border Fund

Grants to support disadvantaged individuals and groups in Cumbria. Priority will be given to those in the rural areas northeast of Carlisle, including north and east of Longtown, and through to Gilsland and Newbiggin, but the funding will cover the whole of Cumbria. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • charitable, not-for-profit organisations • individuals Priority … Continue reading “The Border Fund”

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The Robinson Family Fund

Grants for charitable and not-for-profit organisations in Cumbria which support the homeless, people with drug or alcohol addictions, and people with a physical disability; and for aspiring young sportspeople aged 15-25 years old who need support to help them achieve their potential. Priority will be given to groups and individuals in West Cumbria and Barrow. … Continue reading “The Robinson Family Fund”

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The Solway Fund

Grants to enable children and young adults to develop skills that equip them for adult life. Funded by an anonymous donor Who can apply? • charitable groups helping children and young adults in the Maryport and Workington areas Examples of activities the Fund would will support: • mentoring and peer support • accredited and non-accredited training … Continue reading “The Solway Fund”

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Thomas Graham & Sons Grassroots Fund

Grants for voluntary-led groups and organisations for projects involving sport and young people across Cumbria. Donor Thomas Graham & Sons Limited Who can apply? • volunteer-led groups and organisations which work with children and young people • groups providing sporting opportunities Examples of projects supported: • activities for young people in West Cumbria • repair … Continue reading “Thomas Graham & Sons Grassroots Fund”

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Thomas Milburn Fund for West Cumbria

Grants for community groups to relieve unemployment among those aged 17-28 in Copeland, helping them into education, training and work, including assistance to find employment by the provision of advice, training and skills courses and support. Donor Thomas Milburn (Property) Limited Who can apply? • voluntary and community groups directly benefiting young people aged 17-28 … Continue reading “Thomas Milburn Fund for West Cumbria”

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Transforming West Cumbria Spark Programme: TRY IT

Transforming West Cumbria (TWC) is a multi-year social investment programme developed by Cumbria Community Foundation. It focuses on promoting thriving communities by supporting sustainable activities that create self-reliance and independence. Spark, a key strand of the TWC programme, has been co-created to inspire, encourage, and nurture both new and existing social entrepreneurs by raising awareness … Continue reading “Transforming West Cumbria Spark Programme: TRY IT”

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Transforming West Cumbria – Family Wellbeing

Overview Transforming West Cumbria is a multi-year social investment programme developed by Cumbria Community Foundation. It focuses on promoting thriving communities by supporting sustainable activities that create self-reliance and independence. Family Wellbeing has been developed to improve the health and wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families in West Cumbria … Continue reading “Transforming West Cumbria – Family Wellbeing”

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Transforming West Cumbria Spark Programme: GROW IT

Transforming West Cumbria (TWC) is a multi-year social investment programme developed by Cumbria Community Foundation. It focuses on promoting thriving communities by supporting sustainable activities that create self-reliance and independence. Spark, a key strand of the TWC programme, has been co-created to inspire, encourage, and nurture both new and existing social entrepreneurs by raising awareness … Continue reading “Transforming West Cumbria Spark Programme: GROW IT”

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Transforming West Cumbria – #CanDo

Overview Transforming West Cumbria is a multi-year social investment programme developed by Cumbria Community Foundation. It focuses on promoting thriving communities by supporting sustainable activities that create self-reliance and independence. #CanDo aims to support the ambition of developing a lifetime commitment to social action and increase the number of opportunities for young people to volunteer, … Continue reading “Transforming West Cumbria – #CanDo”

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Ullswater Trust Grassroots Fund

Grants for small voluntary and community groups to address local needs and/or create opportunities that make a real difference, with priority given to groups in the Eden area, particularly, in Ullswater and Penrith. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • volunteer-led grassroots groups which support their community Examples of projects supported: • refurbishment of community centre … Continue reading “Ullswater Trust Grassroots Fund”

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Violet Laidlaw Trust Fund

Grants to support people made homeless as a result of alcohol and drug addiction, domestic violence, family breakdown and mental ill health in Cumbria. Priority will be given to applicants from Carlisle. Donor A bequest from the estate of Violet Laidlaw, formerly of Scotby and Carlisle. Violet studied home economics and the nursing of sick … Continue reading “Violet Laidlaw Trust Fund”

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Welcome Fund

Grants to address hardship for asylum seekers and/or refugees placed in Cumbria. Donor Public donations Who can apply? • individuals who are asylum seekers and/or refugees • a recognised professional, e.g., caseworker, church or mosque leader, support worker, etc., acting on the behalf of an individual asylum seeker and/or refugee • organisations seeking to provide … Continue reading “Welcome Fund”

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Westmorland Arts Trust Fund

Grants to help make available artistic presentation or facilities more widely available to people, particularly young adults and children, in the former county of Westmorland so that the residents of the former county of Westmorland experience the highest quality of music, drama and the visual arts. Donor Westmorland Arts Trust was set up in 1996 … Continue reading “Westmorland Arts Trust Fund”

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Westmorland Family Community Fund

Grants for groups which support the development of young people and the communities of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Brough, Kirby Stephen, Penrith, Shap and Tebay. Priorities for funding are around vibrant communities, wellbeing, and young people. Donor Westmorland Limited Who can apply? • groups that support young people and help them develop their skills • groups that manage … Continue reading “Westmorland Family Community Fund”

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William Milburn Charitable Trust Community First Fund

Grants for groups and organisations within the parish of Brampton and surrounding areas e.g., Castle Carrock, Hethersgill, Askerton, Lanercost, Scaleby, Upper Denton, Walton, and Farlam, for projects which address local needs and/or create opportunities within the area that make a real difference to people in need and the wider community. Donor The William Milburn Charitable … Continue reading “William Milburn Charitable Trust Community First Fund”

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Wing Cdr. H. Thompson MBE & Rev. J. L. Green Grassroots Grants Fund

Grants for charitable volunteer-led grassroots groups in the Barrow-in Furness area that support young peoples’ personal development, education and involvement in the community and environmental initiatives. Donor Private individual Who can apply? • charitable volunteer-led grassroots groups that support their local community in the Barrow-in-Furness area Priority will be given to projects which support one … Continue reading “Wing Cdr. H. Thompson MBE & Rev. J. L. Green Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Winscales Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Grants for charitable activities for communities located close to the Winscales Moor Wind Farm. Donor Greensolver Who can apply? • volunteer-led, community groups, or local partnerships which benefit the parishes of Winscales, Great Clifton and Little Clifton What type of projects can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: • community-related • environmental • educational … Continue reading “Winscales Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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Winter Warmth Fund (Individuals)

Grants to help older people in Cumbria stay warm and healthy. Funded by voluntary donations of the winter fuel allowance payments, individual and local business donations. Who can apply? Individuals aged 60 and over with the aim of reducing excess winter deaths and numbers of older people living in cold homes across Cumbria. You must: … Continue reading “Winter Warmth Fund (Individuals)”

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Workington (Ashfield) Lawn Tennis Club Fund

Grants to support the provision of tennis coaching to young people in Allerdale. Donor Private organisation Who can apply? • groups who promote or enable the provision of tennis coaching to young people Priority will be given to: • tennis coaching benefitting the young people who reside in Workington and Maryport Examples of projects supported: … Continue reading “Workington (Ashfield) Lawn Tennis Club Fund”

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Young Persons Opportunity Fund

Grants for groups which support the development on young people, focussing on young people from challenging backgrounds across the county. Projects must have an emphasis on using the outdoors to expand horizons and self-confidence and work with specific groups of young people over a period rather than single one-off sessions or events. Funding will also … Continue reading “Young Persons Opportunity Fund”

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