The Border Fund

Grants to support disadvantaged Cumbrians in the rural areas northeast of Carlisle, including north and east of Longtown, and through to Gilsland and Newbiggin.


Who can apply?
• charitable, not-for-profit organisations
• individuals

Priority will be given to projects which:
• increase personal skills
• increase independence
• support individuals and communities in rural areas
• support groups helping people to build long-term skills
• support disadvantaged individuals over the age of 25 who wish to change career

Examples of projects the donor would like to support:
• groups supporting adults with homelessness, hearing loss, domestic violence or other significant life events
• groups providing training to build skills and confidence to disadvantaged adults over the age of 25
• mature students seeking a career change or wishing to undertake a professional qualification or work-based education
• hardship costs which enable the completion of studies or a course

What the fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• core costs
• gap-year funding
• Construction Industry Training Board or other role-specific professional qualifications

If you would like to know more about this fund please contact:
Ellen Clements, Senior Grants & Donor Services Officer on 01900 825760 or email