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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 includes independent funders, local authorities, NHS commissioners and infrastructure organisations. Initially, Cumbria Community Foundation drew on learning from grant-making in previous emergencies such as the … Continue reading “Collaborative funding in Cumbria in response to Covid-19”

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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 residential care homes have become a second frontline for the response. Charities providing care services have battled for PPE to keep their staff safe. My … Continue reading “June update”

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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 been actively involved as the Foundation’s representative on the South Lakeland Community Resilience Group. We meet weekly by telephone, led by the county council, with … Continue reading “Cumbria’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic”

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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 it has been a worrying time for everyone. Tens of thousands of older people and people with medical conditions have been locked down in their … Continue reading “Cumbria’s response to COVID-19”

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Season of goodwill

Author: David Beeby - 19th December 2019

December is the season of good will and what better month to pay tribute to the many examples of good will across Cumbria. We connect people who care with causes that matter and we couldn’t do this without your support which enables groups across Cumbria to help improve the lives of others. Rotarians in Cumbria … Continue reading “Season of goodwill”

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Phoenix Role Models

Author: Rebecca Delin - 24th September 2019

When W.C. Fields said the now very famous quote: “Never work with children or animals” he was referring to child and animal actors as they would steal the scene. Well they certainly did when I recently visited the Phoenix Youth Project! I’ve been working at Cumbria Community Foundation as a Media & Content Officer for … Continue reading “Phoenix Role Models”

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The final day. Caldbeck to Carlisle

David Beeby – 19th September 2019 As we set off on our journey, the first person we met was the local post lady. Talking to her reminded me of the important social role they can play in the community. She clearly adds important on the ground intelligence to the work of the local agents of … Continue reading “The final day. Caldbeck to Carlisle”

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Walking into isolation while learning of invaluable services

David Beeby – 18th September 2019 We started the day in Keswick at Citizens Advice where we met Mandy Beinder. She is a great advocate for the importance of their work and the key role of volunteers. What they offer is an absolutely vital service to the community, providing quality advice across many topics with … Continue reading “Walking into isolation while learning of invaluable services”

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Inspirational people who spend their lives caring for others

David Beeby – 16th September Today we walked up the beautiful Borrowdale valley through mixed woodlands, delighted by a red squirrel sighting and birdsong. The route took us down the valley and then along the western shore of Derwent Water. Whilst in the valley I happened to meet the chair of the Borrowdale story. They … Continue reading “Inspirational people who spend their lives caring for others”

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Meeting resilient rural communities

David Beeby – 15th September 2019 Today we walked out of the Langdale valley, over Stake pass and down in to Borrowdale. Our first serious ascent. What it really brought home is the challenge of connectivity in our county. A walk of a relatively few miles and yet the valleys could be in different countries. … Continue reading “Meeting resilient rural communities”

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