What we can learn from disaster fundraising

Author: Andy Beeforth

Andy Beeforth, Trustee at the National Emergencies Trust and CEO of Cumbria Community Foundation, shares five key lessons from Nottingham Trent University’s independent evaluation of the Trust’s £100m Coronavirus Appeal. … Continue reading “What we can learn from disaster fundraising”


Tourism in Cumbria

Author: Andy Beeforth - 01.09.22

You’ve probably packed your bucket and spade away and I hope despite queues at the ferry ports or air terminals you managed a well-deserved break? With hollibobs in mind I … Continue reading “Tourism in Cumbria”


The rising cost of living

Author: Andy Beeforth - 01.08.22

My first home in Cumbria was in Windermere in the early 90’s. I was living with my wife to be and was fresh out of university. I had a portfolio … Continue reading “The rising cost of living”


Kindness is the community

Author: Andy Beeforth - 01.07.22

I’m writing this on the train home having spent last night at the Party at the Palace celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Paddington Bear opened and stole the show alongside … Continue reading “Kindness is the community”


Refugee Week 2022

Author: Sarah Thompson, Grants & Programmes Officer - 01.06.22

The theme of Refugee Week 2022 is Healing. A subject that may be pertinent to many of us. However, how do you begin to comprehend healing when you have had … Continue reading “Refugee Week 2022”


September Update

Author: Kevin Walsh

Little did I know when we held a training session for members of our grants panels in October 2019 and discussed our preparedness for future emergencies that we would be … Continue reading “September Update”


Collaborative funding in Cumbria in response to Covid-19

Author: Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)

A group of Cumbria Funders supporting community-led emergency response work share their deliberations over what a sustained response to Covid-19 might look like. Read the briefing paper here. The group … Continue reading “Collaborative funding in Cumbria in response to Covid-19”


June update

Author: Andy Beeforth - 01.06.2020

Cumbria has been battered and bruised. We have recorded some of the highest incidences of the virus in the country, our health and care workers continue to be amazing and … Continue reading “June update”


Cumbria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Author: Glenys Marriott 05.05.20

Not only am I living through the COVID lockdown, but I run a small charity supporting  people with brain injury, so see first hand the challenges people are facing. I’ve … Continue reading “Cumbria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic”


Cumbria’s response to COVID-19

Author: Andy Beeforth - 22.04.2020

The people of Cumbria have responded amazingly to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We’ve had some of the highest recorded cases in the UK and with our large population of older people … Continue reading “Cumbria’s response to COVID-19”