Cumbria Club

The Cumbria Club is an inclusive and informal association of people who have a passion for Cumbria and the Lake District. Membership is open to individuals and families who live outside Cumbria and those who live in Cumbria and want to welcome others into our community.

Membership of the Cumbria Club presents an opportunity to engage with others with an interest in the many dimensions of Cumbria, including our landscape, communities, culture, environment, economy and history. The Cumbria Club supports the Cumbria Community Foundation, a charitable foundation that uses its endowed funds and direct donations to provide grants that address disadvantage across Cumbria.

The Club’s programme of events for members includes:

• Free presentations and discussions on the issues, places and people that give Cumbria its rich diversity as well as its challenges
• Guest lectures and discussions from ‘celebrities’ with a strong connection to Cumbria
• Social events in both Cumbria and elsewhere where there are concentrations of Club Members, including London
• An invitation to attend the Cumbria Community Foundation annual dinner.

These events will be a blend of both virtual and, when circumstances allow, in person.

In short, the Cumbria Club offers you the opportunity to engage more closely with Cumbria and Cumbrians.

There is a modest minimum annual membership fee for the Cumbria Club, that goes straight to the benefit of Cumbria Community Foundation. To become a member, sign up here: Cumbria Club Membership.

All members are encouraged to spread the word about the Cumbria Club, and the support it provides to the Foundation, amongst their friends and colleagues who share their interest in the many dimensions of Cumbria. There is also a Facebook and LinkedIn group page that members can join to keep connected.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Cumbria Club and sharing our passion for everything Cumbrian.

If you would like to find out more or are interested in becoming a member of the Cumbria Club, contact us on 01900 825760 or

Cumbria Voices: Carbon Zero in Cumbria and the Lake District. The Cumbria Club in partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation, Armstrong Watson, Rheged and the University of Cumbria hosted this event to promote debate and discussion and to be a catalyst for philanthropy and action. Please click here for photos from the event. Here are some short video clips from the event, featuring:
Richard Leafe, Andy Beeforth and Mike Bernes-Lee.

Please see the full video below.

Cumbria Voices: Aspiration and Excellence organised by the Cumbria Community Foundation’s Cumbria Club, in partnership with Armstrong Watson. Cumbria may be best known for its stunning lakes and mountains, but it is also home to a number of world class businesses working across a number of sectors. We are delighted to bring together some of the leading figures from Cumbria’s business world to explore the themes of aspiration and excellence.

There are other ways to get involved with Cumbria Community Foundation, click here to find out more.

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