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 grants of up to £25,000 to improve or maintain the capacity of organisations promoting the financial wellbeing of people. Funding can be used to provide an opportunity to scale up promising innovations and/or improve existing initiatives.

Community Grants
Grants of up to £5,000 to community organisations that improve the life skills, education, employability and enterprise of disadvantaged people or support vulnerable, older people. These are likely to be one-off grants.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a clear need and/or demand for their service.

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• Individuals

How much can you apply for?
• Strategic grants of up to £25,000 for three years
• Community grants of up to £5,000 over one year

As well as financial assistance, Cumberland Building Society is keen to support funded projects through staff involvement, e.g. volunteering.

For more information, contact Annalee Holliday, annalee@cumbriafoundation.org or 01900 825760.

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