Cumbria Fund

Grants for charitable projects that address one or more of Cumbria Community Foundation’s top five priorities for funding.

Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation’s long-term capital funds. The following funds contribute income:
• Crispus Fund
• Francis C Scott Challenge Fund
•  Gregg Fund
•  Harvey Family Fund
•  Hensman Acorn Fund
•  HSBC Fund
•  James Cropper Fund
•  Laing Fund
•  Middlebrook Foundation Fund
•  MissionCX Fund
•  Napthens Fund
•  Northern Rock Foundation
•  The BG Fund
•  Viscount Whitelaw Fund
•  Winander Leisure

Additional funds have also been provided by Lloyd Motor Group and individual donors.

Our funding priorities:
• improving the lives of disadvantaged children and families
• improving life skills, education, employability and enterprise for disadvantaged people
• supporting vulnerable older people
• improving the health and wellbeing of people
• strengthening and supporting fragile communities

Examples of projects supported:
• refurbishment of accommodation for homeless people
• improvement of facilities for disabled people
• staff salaries for youth clubs for disadvantaged young people
• agricultural training and experience for vulnerable adults
• drop-in service for people with mental health problems
• advisory services on tackling debt and benefit entitlement
• access to services which tackle social isolation for older people

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals
• expeditions
• play areas
• environmental projects
• sports or arts projects, unless linked to one of CCF’s top five priorities

How much can you apply for?
Grants will normally be £10,000 or less over one year. Multi-year funding may be awarded for certain projects.

If you would like further information about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email