Cumbria Club

**Regrettably we have taken the decision to postpone the Cumbria Club launch event in April.  The Corona virus is a cause for much concern and our priority has to be everyone’s health and wellbeing.   We will be re-scheduling this event once the picture is clearer.  Together with Rathbones we look forward to meeting you and sharing information about the important work of the Community Foundation when it is safe for us to gather.**

The Cumbria Club is a new initiative aimed at bringing together people who love Cumbria, the Lake District and its communities and live outside the county. It is based on the successful ‘Cornwall Club’, run by Cornwall Community Foundation. Events will be held that combine presentations about the people and issues in the county with an opportunity to network and make new connections.

“Wherever you look, the people of Cumbria are helping the people of Cumbria, and friends of Cumbria, far and wide, are sending in welcome and moving contributions. It’s heart-warming, it’s effective, and in my view it’s the only way to keep our unique society together.”  The Right Honourable Lord Bragg of Wigton

Cumbria is a national treasure. It is home to some of the finest landscapes in the country, and rich in community life, culture and history. It also faces many challenges. Cumbria Community Foundation produced ‘Cumbria Revealed‘ to highlight these challenges and to guide philanthropy in the coming years.

Cumbria Community Foundation Chief Executive, Andy Beeforth OBE said: “The Cumbria Club is an introduction to ways ‘out of county’ Cumbrians and friends of Cumbria can positively influence the lives of people in need in the county. The Community Foundation has an award-winning track record of philanthropic giving, working with families and businesses to support the communities and issues that are close to their interests. I warmly encourage people to attend.”

Membership of the Cumbria Club is a minimum annual donation of £50 for individuals and £75/year for couples or families living at the same address. To become a member please complete this form.

Cumbria Community Foundation has become the county’s largest independent funder and in 2020/21 will make grants of circa £3m.

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