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Cumbria Community Foundation – Creating Stronger Foundations

17th September 2020

Throughout its 20-year history, Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual celebration dinner has been a firm favourite in the autumn calendar for hundreds of people from across the county.  Due to restrictions, this year the Foundation has arranged a virtual annual showcase event and everyone is welcome. Stronger Foundations: the way through COVID-19 will be held online … Continue reading “Cumbria Community Foundation – Creating Stronger Foundations”

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Local communities benefit from Westmorland family generosity

7th September 2020

Over the past ten years, community groups across Eden and South Lakeland have benefited from more than a quarter of a million pounds thanks to the generosity of a locally owned family business. Westmorland Limited, a second-generation family business, which started in 1972 when the Dunning Family opened Tebay Services in Cumbria, set up a … Continue reading “Local communities benefit from Westmorland family generosity”

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Young people to influence how funding is spent in West Cumbria

4th August 2020

An advisory panel of young people is just one of the ways in which Cumbria Community Foundation is building upon its commitment to further embed youth voice in its own work across West Cumbria. Delivered as part of Transforming West Cumbria, and administered by the Community Foundation, #CanDo will give cash grants of up to … Continue reading “Young people to influence how funding is spent in West Cumbria”

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West Cumbrian families to benefit from new funding opportunity

27th July 2020

Charitable groups and partnerships supporting vulnerable children and young families in West Cumbria are being encouraged to apply for funding. Part of Transforming West Cumbria, Family Wellbeing will give cash grants of up to £50,000 a year for three years to projects that improve the health and wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable and … Continue reading “West Cumbrian families to benefit from new funding opportunity”

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Wind farm funding boost to South Lakes community

16th July 2020

Charitable groups in and around the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm are invited to apply for funding of up to £10,000. The Kirkby Moor development was one of the UK’s first wind farms, coming online in 1993. Since the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund was established with Cumbria Community Foundation in 2009, more than … Continue reading “Wind farm funding boost to South Lakes community”

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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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