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NHS hospital discharge support fund to benefit Cumbria

25th November 2021

Money from the NHS has been made available to support patients leaving hospital through its partnership with local charities. The NHS Hospital Discharge Support Fund was set up by the NHS in north Cumbria and is held by Cumbria Community Foundation. It will provide financial support of up to £300,000 to the charitable and community … Continue reading “NHS hospital discharge support fund to benefit Cumbria”

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Take a positive step this Black Friday with MyCumbria and the Cumbria Community Foundation

23rd November 2021

Cumbrian residents are being encouraged to take a less consumerist approach this Black Friday, with the countywide MyCumbria discount card now donating a proportion of each sale to the Cumbria Community Foundation. The event, an American import of the last shopping day after the Thanksgiving holiday, has become more and more commercialised in recent years, … Continue reading “Take a positive step this Black Friday with MyCumbria and the Cumbria Community Foundation”

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Public encouraged to watch live stream of Zero Carbon event

12th November 2021

The public is being invited to a free event that will discuss the outcomes of COP26 and how our county can “rise to the challenge” of reducing carbon emissions to net-zero. ‘Carbon Zero in Cumbria and the Lake District’ is hosted by Cumbria Community Foundation’s Cumbria Club as part of its Cumbria Voices campaign in … Continue reading “Public encouraged to watch live stream of Zero Carbon event”

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Winter Warmth Appeal launches to support older people in Cumbria this winter

3rd November 2021

With the rise of fuel prices and the looming flu season, generous Cumbrians are being asked to help local vulnerable older people keep warm and well this winter. To launch this year’s Winter Warmth Appeal, run by Cumbria Community Foundation, some of Cumbria’s most senior figures in business swapped a warm, comfortable bed for Honister … Continue reading “Winter Warmth Appeal launches to support older people in Cumbria this winter”

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Countywide funding available to increase the number of youth workers

11th October 2021

Cumbria’s High Sheriff, David Beeby, is encouraging people to think about a career in youth work by offering fully funded training and grants to support salary costs. Better Tomorrows is a three-year programme which aims to substantially increase the number of young people having access to support from youth workers to help them reach their … Continue reading “Countywide funding available to increase the number of youth workers”

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£1.5 million awarded to tackle health inequalities across North East & Cumbria

8th October 2021

On the run-up to World Mental Health Day this Sunday, Newcastle Hospitals Charity has provided £1.5 million to help people suffering from poor mental health across the North East and Cumbria. The money came from the NHS Charities Together Community Partnerships Covid-19 Response grant programme on behalf of the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) … Continue reading “£1.5 million awarded to tackle health inequalities across North East & Cumbria”

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