We are all very fortunate to live in and be part of this magnificent county. We have much to celebrate, however, life is far from easy for many people. Within our outwardly appearing comfortable county, too many people are facing real poverty and disadvantage. This video follows on from our Cumbria Revealed report, which sets out the key issues in our communities and provides an evidence base to tackle poverty and disadvantage, and to guide philanthropy in the coming years.
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Carlisle based industrial supplies company Thomas Graham and Sons established a long term fund in 2008. The fund provides support for young people and sport, predominantly in the Carlisle area.
Westmorland Limited has two endowed funds, established in 2009 and 2012. Both funds support community projects operating or providing services in the travel to work area for Westmorland Limited.
Charles and Margaret Woodhouse created the Quarry Hill Fund in 2008. Charles is a former partner in London law firm Farrer & Co where he helped form many charities, including Essex Community Foundation. He has been a trustee of many grant making charities over the past 35 years, including the Mulberry Trust. He is a passionate advocate for the role of sport in developing the potential and confidence of young people.
Peter Hensman, alongside his wife Claire, Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria and President of the Foundation, set up the Hensman Acorn Fund in 2008. The return on the invested income contributes to the Foundation Grants Fund annually.
Susan’s Farm in Houghton, Carlisle, offers educational placements and skills training in land based qualifications. The social enterprise has been supported by Cumbria Community Foundation to enable vulnerable young adults to undertake an NVQ Level 1 in Agriculture.
Tara Vallente, who provides external PR support, spoke at a TEDx event in September 2016 about the devastating effect of Storm Desmond, which struck the county in December 2015. She talks about how people who care about a cause that matters come together and commit random acts of kindness.
Watch Chief Executive, Andy Beeforth’s Ted Talk ‘Changing Our World One Step at a Time’ from TEDx Whitehaven in March 2015. Andy draws on his extensive experience of working with Cumbria’s diverse communities.
Hundreds of older people in Cumbria are in danger of becoming or ill or even dying because of the cold. Since 2010 we have run the Winter Warmth Appeal that has literally saved lives. An average of 300 deaths occur in Cumbria each year due to the effects of cold weather.
Placed Based Services (previously Neighbourhood Care Independence Programme) was delivered by Cumbria Community Foundation between 2012 and 2017 on behalf of Cumbria County Council to support Cumbria’s large and growing population of older people and vulnerable adults.
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