News & Events

Winter Warmth Appeal Launched for Ninth Year

16th October 2018

Cumbria’s Deputy Lieutenant, Susie Bagot, is encouraging older people who receive the Government’s Winter Fuel payment – but don’t need it themselves – to give it to those in need. Every winter, Cumbria Community Foundation launches a Winter Warmth Appeal to help poorer, older people to heat their homes. More than 1,000 people are helped … Continue reading “Winter Warmth Appeal Launched for Ninth Year”


Foundation’s grants panel finalists at charity awards

17th September 2018

A team of committed volunteers has been named as finalists at the 2018 North West Charity Awards. The North West Charity Awards are the charity world’s biggest event in the north, and Cumbria Community Foundation’s grants panel has been shortlisted for Volunteer Team of the Year Award in recognition of the vital work they do … Continue reading “Foundation’s grants panel finalists at charity awards”


Cumbrian causes receive funding boost

14th September 2018

Charitable causes across the county have received a financial boost of more than £180,000 in support of their projects. Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel approved 28 applications from community groups, supporting a wide range of activities including counselling for people with mental health issues, tackling bullying and training for young volunteers. It also awarded … Continue reading “Cumbrian causes receive funding boost”


Cooking with a conscience raises £7k for charity

11th September 2018

On Saturday (8th September) night twenty-nine people paid more than £150 per head to enjoy a twenty-one-course fine dining experience with a twist and raised nearly £7000 for charity. The unusual menu, designed and executed by Martin Frickel, sous-chef of The Forest Side utilised only ingredients that would otherwise have gone to waste. The one-off event … Continue reading “Cooking with a conscience raises £7k for charity”


Funding available for groups in Brampton

6th September 2018

Applications are being encouraged from groups and organisations in around the parish of Brampton. The William Milburn Charitable Trust, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, offers grants between £500 and £5,000 for projects addressing local needs and creating opportunities that make a real difference to people in need and the wider community. Larger grants may be … Continue reading “Funding available for groups in Brampton”


VACANCY – Media and Content Officer

28th August 2018

Media & Content Officer (22.5 hours per week) £22-24K full-time equivalent, depending on experience Cumbria Community Foundation provides high quality philanthropic services (grant making) to a wide range of public, corporate and individual donors. It is an award-winning charity that has distributed more than £41M in grant aid to community groups and individuals throughout Cumbria. … Continue reading “VACANCY – Media and Content Officer”