News & Events

New report shows businesses how to help West Cumbrians

13th May 2019

Cumbria Community Foundation is shining a light on issues in the community to help guide businesses that wish to invest in improving lives in West Cumbria. The document, called West Cumbria Opportunities and Challenges, provides an accessible, evidence-based picture of need across West Cumbria with examples of projects that improve the lives of residents. Cumbria … Continue reading “New report shows businesses how to help West Cumbrians”


CCF celebrates 20 years of giving with exhibition and book

9th May 2019

“GIVING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD” is the title of Cumbria Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary year after two decades of life-changing work in the county. It is also the title of its new book and as the title suggests, it’s not just a look back at the amazing things the charity has achieved, but a look ahead … Continue reading “CCF celebrates 20 years of giving with exhibition and book”


Working life at Cumbria Community Foundation

Name: Rebecca Delin Job title: Media and Content Officer Employer: Cumbria Community Foundation Where are you from? Whitehaven Where do you live now? Whitehaven Where do you work? I am very lucky to be based at Dovenby Hall in Cumbria Community Foundation’s offices, situated in beautiful grounds – I have a gorgeous view out of … Continue reading “Working life at Cumbria Community Foundation”


Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow

7th May 2019

Charitable causes in and around the Barrow area have received a share of more than £36,000 to provide support to some of the most disadvantaged people across the peninsular. Four community groups and one young person received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent Barrow Community Trust grants panel. The funding supported … Continue reading “Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow”


Funding available for groups in Brampton

25th April 2019

Community projects in around the parish of Brampton are being encouraged to apply for funding. 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 the community. Larger grants may be considered depending … Continue reading “Funding available for groups in Brampton”


Revitalising charitable trusts to support local communities

17th April 2019

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities and make a daily difference to millions of people. The Government’s Revitalising Trusts initiative aims to unlock £20m of inactive trusts through a partnership with UK Community Foundations and the Charity Commission. There are many charitable trust funds in England and Wales that are inactive. The … Continue reading “Revitalising charitable trusts to support local communities”