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#iwill Fund

Big Lottery Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £20 million seed funding over four years to create the #iwill fund. Cumbria Community Foundation  is acting as match funders and  awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill fund across the county. The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising … Continue reading “#iwill Fund”

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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Community First Fund

Funded by the trustees of the former Carlisle Abbeyfield Society. Grants that would benefit people living in the Carlisle, Allerdale and Eden Local Authority areas. Who can apply? • Volunteer led grassroots groups who support their local community • Applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • singing for … Continue reading “Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Community First Fund”

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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund

Funded by the trustees of the former Carlisle Abbeyfield Society. Grants that would benefit people over the age of 55, living in the Carlisle, Allerdale and Eden Local Authority areas. Who can apply? • Volunteer led grassroots groups who support their local community • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of … Continue reading “Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund”

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Alston Moor Community Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor and other donations. Who can apply? • groups with an annual income up to £25,000 in the last financial year • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Priority will be given to projects which promote employment and enterprise What the fund … 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-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

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020. EDF Energy Renewables set up the fund to support local communities located close to the Beck Burn Wind Farm Who can apply? • Applications are welcomed from voluntary or community groups within a 5K radius of the Beck Burn wind farm. … Continue reading “Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund”

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Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries

To support local people with vocational education and training opportunities using local training facilities and contribute to creating job opportunities in the local area. Funded by EDF Energy Renewables How much is available? £31,050 will be available for education & training grants, including bursaries, travel, equipment and training with a priority of residents living within … 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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Beverley Trust

The Beverley Trust is a separate charity of which Cumbria Community Foundation is trustee. The grant making priorities for the Trust is to raise educational attainment and career aspirations of young people in West Cumbria by enabling access to study or vocational training. Donor A Cumbrian Family Who can apply? • Individuals aged 11-25 years … Continue reading “Beverley Trust”

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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

Funded by Engie and Clean Earth, the fund supports local communities located in the parish of Broughton Moor. Who can apply? • Voluntary or community groups which benefit the parish of Broughton Moor. What can be funded: • The conservation, protection and improvement of the built and natural environment within the parish. • The provision … Continue reading “Broughton Moor Wind Farm Fund”

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Carrs Group Fund

Background Created by Carr’s Group PLC to invest in the wellbeing and future of Cumbria’s communities. How much is available? £10,000 in the first year. Who can apply? Charitable groups that support residents throughout Cumbria • Groups supporting rural communities. • Groups focussing on the needs of disadvantaged people • Groups that raise the aspirations … Continue reading “Carrs Group Fund”

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Castle Green Grassroots Grants Fund

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020. Grants for charitable groups to invest in the wellbeing and future of Cumbria’s communities. 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 … Continue reading “Castle Green Grassroots Grants 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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Crofton Trust Fund

Background 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 • … Continue reading “Crofton Trust Fund”

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Cultural Fund

To promote excellence in the arts and cultural life of the county of Cumbria. Background The Fund is the result of an initiative by Miss M Burkett and friends to help individuals in the arts. Its aim is to encourage individuals of excellence in their chosen field of the arts. Individuals are prioritised due to … Continue reading “Cultural 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

A fund for charitable organisations, in particular those aligned with the company’s purpose, in the Society’s operating area of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster, Preston and Haltwhistle. Donor Cumberland Building Society Who can apply? • Charitable, not-for-profit groups whose projects benefit the communities within the Society’s operating area. What the fund will support: Strategic Grants Larger, multi-year … Continue reading “Cumberland Building Society”

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Cumberland Educational Foundation

The Foundation is a separate charity of which Cumbria Community Foundation is a trustee. Aims: • to support the education of young people Supports: • activities that educate young people aged under 25 who live or whose parents live in the former county of Cumberland (Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle and the northern part of Eden districts) … Continue reading “Cumberland Educational Foundation”

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Cumbria Disaster Fund

Background The Foundation created the Cumbria Disaster Fund to enable grants for charitable purposes in connection with floods, storms and other events determined by the trustees to have caused loss or damage to people or property and occurring in the county. The purpose of the Fund is to address hardship, 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 CCF’s top funding priorities: • improving the lives of disadvantaged children and families in Cumbria • improving life skills, education, employability and enterprise for disadvantaged people in Cumbria … 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

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”

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund

Background Created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m. The donor was a retired teacher who cared passionately about helping young people. Who can apply? • Groups helping young people aged 14-22 with particular emphasis on 14-16 year olds • Groups working with vulnerable and ‘at risk’ young people are particularly welcome. What the fund … Continue reading “Cumbria Young People’s Fund”

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)

Background Created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m. The donor was a retired teacher who care passionately about helping young people. Individual Awards to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in Cumbria by supporting study or vocational training Who can apply? • individuals aged 14-22 years living in Cumbria with … Continue reading “Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)”

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Doosan Babcock Community Grassroots Grants Fund

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020. Funded by Doosan Babcock Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Doosan Babcock’s employee residence … Continue reading “Doosan Babcock Community Grassroots Grants 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 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 Fund”

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Dulverton Trust Fund

The aim of the Dulverton Trust Fund is to support charitable activities addressing local needs throughout Cumbria. Who can apply? • Charitable voluntary and community groups throughout Cumbria. • Organisations who normally have an annual income of under £200,000 What will the fund support? • The fund seeks to assist youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation … Continue reading “Dulverton Trust Fund”

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Edmond Castle Educational Trust

For activities and equipment which support the education and training of disadvantaged young people in Cumbria for whom the grant would make all the difference (prioritising young people who are, or have been, looked after by Cumbria County Council) Funded by: Edmond Castle Educational Trust. The Community Foundation manages the application process and decisions are … Continue reading “Edmond Castle Educational Trust”

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Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020.  The fund supports groups and organisations formed and led by local volunteers for whom 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. Priority is given … 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

English Lakes Hotels set up the fund to support employees of the business and local community projects Who can apply? • Individuals who are employed by English Lakes Hotel • Charitable organisations located in the businesses operating area What the fund will support: • Individuals where the aim is to reduce financial difficulty or promote … Continue reading “English Lakes Hotels Trust Fund”

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Evening Hill Grassroots Grants 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 Grants Fund”

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Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

A fund for charitable activities for local communities located close to the Fairfield Wind Farm, Pica. Funded by Fairfield Windfarm Ltd, operated by EDF. Who can apply? Voluntary or community groups or local partnerships, which benefit the parishes of Parton, Lowca, Distington or Moresby What can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: • Environmental … Continue reading “Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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Fryer Grassroots Grants 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 Grants 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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Grassroots Grants Fund – Barrow

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020. Funded by individuals Aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in the Barrow district Aims to support … Continue reading “Grassroots Grants Fund – Barrow”

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Grassroots Grants Fund – Cumbria

Funded by a number of donations from individuals and businesses to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities across the county. How much can you apply for? • There is no minimum or maximum grant, although they would normally be under £1,000 Who can apply? • Community organisations helping people facing disadvantage Please … Continue reading “Grassroots Grants Fund – Cumbria”

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Gurney Charitable Trust

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”

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Hackney & Leigh Fund

Funded by Hackney & Leigh Ltd Aim: to support small, voluntary and community groups and organisations enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people within the region Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly … Continue reading “Hackney & Leigh Fund”

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Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund

Funded by Hellrigg Windfarm, operated by Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy). A grant available for charitable activities for communities located close to the Hellrigg Wind Farm. This fund meets once a year and applications will be decided around November. Who can apply? • A voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit Silloth or the … Continue reading “Hellrigg 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

Funded by Cornwall Light & Power Company Ltd. A grant available for charitable activities for communities located close to the High Pow Wind Farm. Who can apply? • A voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit the Bolton’s parish. What will the fund support? Charitable, community activities that are: • environmental or • … Continue reading “High Pow Community Fund”

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High Sheriff’s General Fund

Donor-advised 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 … Continue reading “High Sheriff’s General Fund”

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High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund

Easy to access grants for groups working with young people. This fund is Donor advised. Funded by money raised by Cumbrian High Sheriffs during their year in office. Who can apply? • groups helping young people facing disadvantage • priority will be given to groups whose activities primarily target young people involved with crime or … 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

For activities and equipment which support the further education of young people in Cumbria for whom the grant would make all the difference. Background: The donor advised fund has been set up by Hunter Davies to help young people further their education into University. It also provides funding support to the Lakeland Book of the … Continue reading “Hunter Davies Fund”

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Janetta Topsy Laidlaw 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 Fund”

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Johnson Fund

Funded by private individuals Area of benefit? Applications will be considered from the following Local Authority Areas: Allerdale, Carlisle, Eden and South Lakeland. Who can apply? • Young individuals (under 30yrs) • Voluntary and community organisations supporting disadvantage Priority will be given to projects that: • Support artistic excellence in young people • Help carers … Continue reading “Johnson Fund”

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Joyce Wilkinson 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 Trust Fund”

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Kipling Fund for Older People

Easy-to-access grants for small projects Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation long term capital funds Who can apply? • groups helping older people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • singing for fun workshops • recruiting, training and supporting volunteers • performing arts • informal learning … Continue reading “Kipling Fund for Older People”

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Kipling Fund for Younger People

Easy-to-access grants for small projects Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation long term capital funds Who can apply? • groups helping younger people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • equipment for a family group • funding to provide uniforms • music and arts projects Priority … Continue reading “Kipling Fund for Younger People”

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Kirkby Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020. A fund for not for profit or charitable activities for local communities located close to the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm. Funded by Ventient Energy. Who can apply? voluntary or community groups or local partnerships which benefit communities less than six kilometres … 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 Grants Fund

Easy-to-access grants for project or continuation funding for groups Funded by Lamont Pridmore Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in West Cumbria (Allerdale & Copeland) Who can apply? • … Continue reading “Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Grants 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

A fund to raise career aspirations of young people in West Cumbria by enabling access to study or vocational training. This programme supports Sellafield’s Socio-economic strategy. Background 2008 marked the end of BNFL’s ownership of the Sellafield site in West Cumbria. To celebrate their role over the years and to leave a continuing legacy, the … Continue reading “Live the Dream Fund”

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Lord Egremont Fund for West Cumbria

This Fund is fully spent and will not be making any further awards until April 2020. The Fund is created by Lord Egremont to support the Egremont family’s long-term involvement in the community as land and business owner. Who can apply? Community based organisations providing activities that benefit people in the town of Egremont and … Continue reading “Lord Egremont Fund for West Cumbria”

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Mary Grave Trust Fund

Easy to access grants for young people (11-21 yrs) wanting support to travel abroad. Funded by the Mary Grave Trust and administered by Cumbria Community Foundation. Who can apply? Individuals 11-21 years (must have attended full time education within the last two years) • living in the old county of Cumberland • priority given to … Continue reading “Mary Grave Trust Fund”

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Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by the Foundation’s former Chairman and Trustee, James Carr. Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Cumbria, with a preference to North Cumbria Who can apply? • groups … Continue reading “Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Nuvia Fund

Easy to access grants for groups in and around the Nuvia site (West Cumbria) that promote the long term sustainability of the area Funded by Nuvia Limited Nuvia’s grant making resources are allocated to youth and/or environmental issues to promote a sustainable improvement in and around the areas local to Nuvia site and project activities. … 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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Quarry Hill Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria, with a preference to North Allerdale Who can apply? • groups and organisations working with young … Continue reading “Quarry Hill Grassroots Grants Fund”

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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 “Robinson Family Fund”

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Roselands Trust

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”

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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 Grants

The fund supports small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Shepley Engineering’s employee residence (Allerdale, Copeland, Barrow and Carlisle) Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small … Continue reading “Shepley Group Grants”

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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 “Solway Fund”

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Staff 10th Anniversary Fund

This fund is fully spent and will not be accepting applications until April 2020.  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 … Continue reading “Staff 10th Anniversary Fund”

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Stobbart Group Grassroots Grants Fund

The fund aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in West Cumbria (Allerdale & Copeland) Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups … Continue reading “Stobbart Group Grassroots Grants 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

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 studying at Newton Rigg College, as long as they have a home address in Cumbria • individuals studying in Cumbria • individuals who live … Continue reading “Swales Trust Fund”

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Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

A fund for not for profit or charitable activities for local communities located close to the Tallentire Wind Farm Funded by RES Who can apply? • a voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit the parishes of Bridekirk, Blindcrake, Gilcrux, and Plumbland What can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: • … Continue reading “Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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The Barker 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 Fund”

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The Border Fund

Grants to support disadvantaged Cumbrians in the rural areas northeast of Carlisle, including north and east of Longtown, and through to Gilsland and Newbiggin. Donor Anonymous Who can apply? • charitable, not-for-profit organisations • individuals Priority will be given to projects which: • increase personal skills • increase independence • support individuals and communities in … Continue reading “The Border Fund”

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Thomas Graham Grassroots Grants 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 Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Ullswater Grassroots Grants 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 Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Violet Laidlaw Fund

Background • Grants to support homeless people in Carlisle District • Funded by a bequest from the estate of Violet Laidlaw, formerly of Scotby and Carlisle. Violet studied home economics and the nursing of sick children. Her philosophy was to be considerate to others, always finding the good points in people and never passing judgement. … Continue reading “Violet Laidlaw Fund”

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Welcome Fund

Almost 300 refugees from war-torn Syria will be resettled throughout Cumbria by 2020. The focus of the Cumbria Welcome Fund for 2017-20 will be on supporting Syrian refugee families integration within Cumbria. Who can apply? • Individuals who are asylum seekers and/or refugees or a recognised professional acting on their behalf (caseworker, church or mosque … Continue reading “Welcome Fund”

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Westmorland Arts Trust

Enabling the residents of the former county of Westmorland to experience the highest quality of music, drama and the visual arts Background: Westmorland Arts Trust was set up in 1996 by the provisions in the will of Dr Elizabeth Kemp. Its object is the education of the public in the arts of music, drama and … Continue reading “Westmorland Arts Trust”

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Westmorland Family Community Fund

Grants for groups which support the development of young people and the communities of Tebay, Brough, Shap, Kirby Stephen, and Appleby-in-Westmorland. Some projects in the Penrith area will also be considered. Donor Westmorland Limited Who can apply? • groups which support young people and help them develop their skills • groups which manage facilities such … 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 Community Benefit Fund

A fund for not for profit or charitable activities for local communities located close to the Winscales Wind Farm Funded by Winscales Moor Windfarm Ltd, c/o Entap Who can apply? • A voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit the parishes of: Winscales, Great Clifton and Little Clifton What can be funded? … Continue reading “Winscales Moor 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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