News & Events

Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition takes pride of place in the Cumberland Infirmary

19th December 2019

Cumbria Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary exhibition ‘Giving Back, Looking Forward’ continues its tour around the county and is now appearing at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. Anyone visiting the hospital over the next couple of months can view the 20 images, which are on display in and around the coffee shop in the atrium of … Continue reading “Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition takes pride of place in the Cumberland Infirmary”


Funding available for overseas travel

9th December 2019

Young people who are wanting to travel abroad and experience foreign culture can apply for funding towards the cost. The Mary Grave Trust was set up in 1971 by Burton Dunglinson in memory of his mother, Mary Grave, who was from Maryport. Having worked in America in the 1920s, Mr Dunglinson was aware of the … Continue reading “Funding available for overseas travel”


Funding available for Clifton and Winscales groups

3rd December 2019

Community organisations near the Winscales Moor Wind Farm are encouraged to apply for funding. The Winscales Moor Community Benefit Fund supports community, educational, environmental, or sporting related activities. Examples of projects that the fund will support include improvements to community buildings, increased use of renewable energy and nature conservation. The fund, managed by Cumbria Community … Continue reading “Funding available for Clifton and Winscales groups”


Urgent donations needed to combat the cold this winter

26th November 2019

Imagine it’s freezing outside and being unable to heat your home. That is the harsh reality for many people across Cumbria. Cold weather is a prime cause of over 300 preventable deaths in Cumbria a year – often worsened by living in older or isolated rural homes. In our worst winters, this figure has risen … Continue reading “Urgent donations needed to combat the cold this winter”


Communities across Cumbria benefit from £360,000

19th November 2019

Community projects across the county have received a share of more than £360,000 to tackle issues such as unemployment, bullying, financial exclusion and health and wellbeing. A total of 39 charitable organisations received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel. The funding will support a wide range of projects across … Continue reading “Communities across Cumbria benefit from £360,000”


Mountain Warehouse Charity Partnership

18th November 2019

Mountain Warehouse, the UK’s largest outdoor retailer, has chosen Cumbria Community Foundation to be its regional charity partner for the Lake District and Cumbria. Mountain Warehouse launched the charity bag campaign last year, which was rolled out to all their 250+ stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The campaign offers local charities, nominated … Continue reading “Mountain Warehouse Charity Partnership”