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Bid to boost job and exam hopes for Furness youngsters

28th February 2024

Cumbria Community Foundation is leading an initiative to improve exam performance and job opportunities for young people in Furness. Its research shows that one-in-four of Furness’ working-age population have no … Continue reading “Bid to boost job and exam hopes for Furness youngsters”


Fundraising family reaches £50,000 target

19th February 2024

The family of Cockermouth musician, Bridget Hilton, is marking what would have been her 80th birthday by announcing the opening of Bridget’s Magical Music Pot. Bridget died in 2018 from … Continue reading “Fundraising family reaches £50,000 target”


Backing West Cumbria’s young entrepreneurs

2nd February 2024

Ten young West Cumbrians are going into business thanks to an initiative from Cumbria Community Foundation and the Centre for Leadership Performance. Positive Enterprise provides budding entrepreneurs with a £1,000 … Continue reading “Backing West Cumbria’s young entrepreneurs”


New charitable fund to help kickstart people’s careers in tourism

30th January 2024

Cumbria Tourism has teamed up with Cumbria Community Foundation to launch a new charitable fund to support people embarking on a career in the county’s tourism industry. Its new 50th … Continue reading “New charitable fund to help kickstart people’s careers in tourism”


Warm Spots offer a critical lifeline

25th January 2024

As energy bills soar, Cumbrians are turning to community ‘Warm Spots’ to escape the cold, socialise and save money on their heating bills. The centres are providing a lifeline for … Continue reading “Warm Spots offer a critical lifeline”


Cumbrian youth scheme gets Lottery boost

8th January 2024

Over 200 youth workers are to be trained to help young people in Cumbria fulfil their potential thanks to a £445,270 National Lottery grant. The youth workers will be trained … Continue reading “Cumbrian youth scheme gets Lottery boost”