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Fundraisers brave the cold for charity sleep out

11th March 2019

The yellow weather warning didn’t stop more than 60 eager campers giving up their warm homes over the weekend for a cold, wet and windy night under the stars to help older people stay warm in winter. The Big Sleep is an annual event organised by Cumbria Community Foundation to raise money for their Winter … Continue reading “Fundraisers brave the cold for charity sleep out”


£28,265 Funding Boost for Barrow Community Groups

26th February 2019

Cumbria Housing Partners Fund has granted a total of £28,265 to support the ongoing work of four projects in Barrow in Furness: Women’s Community Matters, Drop Zone Youth Projects, Marvellous Holiday Club and Love Barrow Families. Each received grants enabling them to deliver projects which directly support more than 350 people and benefit the wider … Continue reading “£28,265 Funding Boost for Barrow Community Groups”


Andy Beeforth spends a night suspended above the Borrowdale Valley

A charity worker set out to spend a night suspended hundreds of feet above ground to highlight the plight of older people who struggle to heat their homes in winter. Andy Beeforth, chief executive of Cumbria Community Foundation, settled down for the night on a narrow portaledge above the valley. His adventure aimed to encourage … Continue reading “Andy Beeforth spends a night suspended above the Borrowdale Valley”


High Sheriff joins charity sleepout

4th February 2019

Simon Berry, High Sheriff of Cumbria is gearing up to bed down under the stars alongside other campers at the annual Big Sleep next month to raise money for older people this winter. Organised by Cumbria Community Foundation, the annual Big Sleep takes place on Saturday 9th March opposite the Low Wood Bay Hotel on … Continue reading “High Sheriff joins charity sleepout”


Cumbrian causes receive more than £45,000.

29th January 2019

Charitable causes across Cumbria benefiting a number of issues including culture and heritage and health and wellbeing have received a share of £46,531. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded the money to more than 20 charitable groups at its Main Grants Panel, which takes place approximately every 10 weeks. Funding was also given to 12 individuals, 6 … Continue reading “Cumbrian causes receive more than £45,000.”


Charity on the lookout for Cumbrian photograph

21st January 2019

Cumbria Community Foundation is appealing for photographs to help celebrate its 20th-anniversary. The charity is publishing a book of photos and staging an exhibition to highlight its work over the last two decades and wants to hear suggestions for images to include in the project. The Foundation has already selected 19 images that cover everything … Continue reading “Charity on the lookout for Cumbrian photograph”