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Communities across Cumbria receive charitable funding

7th July 2020

Grants totalling £393,500 have been awarded to community groups across Cumbria. A total of 58 charitable organisations received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel. The money will support a wide range of projects across the county such as improving community and sports facilities, offer additional youth provision, support those … Continue reading “Communities across Cumbria receive charitable funding”

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Cumbrian charity awards more than one million in grants

22nd June 2020

Local charities and community organisations working with vulnerable people affected by COVID-19 have received a share of more than £1 million. Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund thirteen weeks ago to help people during the coronavirus crisis. £780,000 has been awarded from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund and a further £311,000 from … Continue reading “Cumbrian charity awards more than one million in grants”

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Hear from voices on the COVID-19 frontline

4th June 2020

As part of Small Charity Week 2020, which takes place between 15th and 21st June, we have organised a free event to find out more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected small charities in our county and how they are responding to support those most affected. Please join us on Zoom, Thursday 18th June … Continue reading “Hear from voices on the COVID-19 frontline”

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Cumbrian charities tackle mental health issues triggered by COVID-19 pandemic

14th May 2020

Charities in Cumbria have received funding to help reduce the number of suicides and self-harm incidences in the county. The impact of COVID-19 can lead to increased fear, frustration, and anxiety, causing stress and depression. Lots of people are struggling with having to stay at home, and with lockdown being extended for another three weeks, … Continue reading “Cumbrian charities tackle mental health issues triggered by COVID-19 pandemic”

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Working together to battle the COVID-19 outbreak

30th April 2020

Communities are pulling together to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to funding from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund. This week, a further £142,293 was awarded from the Fund, set up by Cumbria Community Foundation, to projects helping families on low incomes, homeless people, isolated older people and many more get through the … Continue reading “Working together to battle the COVID-19 outbreak”

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Local family donates £300,000 to help charities battle against COVID crisis

A family from Cumbria has given charitable groups a lifeline as they battle to support people amidst the coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen charities from Cumbria and North Lancashire have received a share of £310,000 in funding to help them respond to the challenge of coronavirus. The donation was made to Cumbria Community Foundation who then distributed … Continue reading “Local family donates £300,000 to help charities battle against COVID crisis”

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