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Competition launched to find young West Cumbrians creating ‘positive disruption’

7th September 2021

Called Positive Disruptors, the competition is open to young people living in Allerdale or Copeland and aged between 10 and 25 who want to “positively disrupt” their communities. Based on a similar initiative run by the Hunter Foundation, the aim of the programme is to empower young people to ‘positively disrupt’ the status quo, to … Continue reading “Competition launched to find young West Cumbrians creating ‘positive disruption’”

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Grants available to support ambitious young people in West Cumbria

24th August 2021

 Charitable groups and community projects in West Cumbria area are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £5,000 from the #CanDo Fund. Cumbria Community Foundation manages over a hundred grant making funds and awards on average £2 million a year to community organisations. #CanDo aims to support the ambition of developing a lifetime … Continue reading “Grants available to support ambitious young people in West Cumbria”

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A better tomorrow for young Cumbrians

12th August 2021

 David Beeby, High Sheriff of Cumbria, launches a new initiative to mark International Youth Day. Better Tomorrows is a three-year programme encouraging people within Cumbria to become accredited in youth work and substantially increase the number of young people having access to support from youth workers to help them reach their full potential. This unique … Continue reading “A better tomorrow for young Cumbrians”

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Good causes in Furness making a real difference to communities

11th August 2021

More than £100,000 has been awarded to a range of good causes in the Furness area, including combating loneliness, helping people recover from debt, and providing activities for young people. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded just under £104,000 at its recent Furness Grants Committee to 12 community organisations, with two people receiving a share of £3,500 … Continue reading “Good causes in Furness making a real difference to communities”

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A further £90,000 awarded from the NHS to support Cumbrians with their mental health

29th July 2021

A charitable fund has invested more funding into third sector organisations responding to an increase in people struggling to cope. The NHS Psychological Support Fund was set up by the NHS in north Cumbria and Cumbria County Council and is held by Cumbria Community Foundation. A further £90,612 has been awarded to four charities that … Continue reading “A further £90,000 awarded from the NHS to support Cumbrians with their mental health”

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Funding to support suicide and self-harm prevention across north Cumbria

A fund established to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has received a welcome boost. The North East and North Cumbria Mental Health Integrated Care Systems (ICS) has provided additional funding to help enhance suicide and self-harm prevention work across north Cumbrian communities. The NE&NC Suicide Prevention Network has allocated additional funding to support … Continue reading “Funding to support suicide and self-harm prevention across north Cumbria”

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