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Development Assistant

16th September 2019

Would you like to be part of our team here at our offices in Dovenby near Cockermouth? We address disadvantage in Cumbria by making grants to charitable groups and individuals on behalf of our fundholders and supporters. The role of Development Assistant underpins the work of the Development team, undertaking research, managing data, providing information … Continue reading “Development Assistant”

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Half a million windfall thanks to offshore wind farm

Communities along the coast of Allerdale have shared more than half a million pound thanks to an energy firm’s investment over the last ten years. The Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund was set up when the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm was built by energy company, E.ON, just off the coast of Workington. Managed by … Continue reading “Half a million windfall thanks to offshore wind farm”

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Cricket club boosted by funding

9th September 2019

Members of Tallentire Cricket Club are celebrating after receiving a grant for £1,858 from the Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. Managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, the Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund provides grants to support community, educational or environmental activities. Stephen Moore said: “The members of Tallentire Cricket Club are pleased and grateful … Continue reading “Cricket club boosted by funding”

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Over £89,000 awarded to help make a difference to Cumbrian communities

3rd September 2019

Community projects across the county have received a share of £89,000 to tackle issues around mental health, rural isolation, financial wellbeing and to improve access to sport and recreation. 26 charitable organisations received a share of the £77,144 at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel. The money came from 24 grant making funds, administered by … Continue reading “Over £89,000 awarded to help make a difference to Cumbrian communities”

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The Cumberland launches new charitable funding programme in conjunction with Cumbria Community Foundation

12th August 2019

Cumbrian charities and community groups are being invited to bid for a share of £171,000 which is being made available to good causes by The Cumberland. The building society has teamed up with Cumbria Community Foundation to set up a special fund to distribute the money. The Cumberland has also increased the amount it gives … Continue reading “The Cumberland launches new charitable funding programme in conjunction with Cumbria Community Foundation”

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Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow

23rd July 2019

Charitable causes in and around the Barrow area have received a share of almost £55,000 to support some of the most disadvantaged people across the peninsular. Eight community groups received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent Barrow Community Trust grants panel. The funding will support activities to increase confidence and self-belief … Continue reading “Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow”

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