News & Events

Record breaking year for appeal donations

13th April 2018

An appeal to keep older Cumbrians warm and well throughout the winter has received almost £170,000 in donations – the most ever received in one year. More than 28,000 Cumbrians live in fuel poverty, defined as spending more than 10 per cent of income on fuel. Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual Winter Warmth Appeal has been … Continue reading “Record breaking year for appeal donations”


Financial Assistance to Cumbrian Farming Communities

22nd March 2018

A new emergency relief fund has been established thanks to a donation from the herdyfund and Cumbria Community Foundation to relieve household hardship after the Beast from the East and Storm Emma hit eastern parts of the county. Farms and communities in and around Alston Moor, Bewcastle, the East Fellside and Greenhead have suffered catastrophic … Continue reading “Financial Assistance to Cumbrian Farming Communities”


VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer

26th February 2018

Grants and Donor Services Officer – Cumbria Community Foundation 22.5 hours per week (hours are negotiable) Salary £22-£27K FTE depending on experience Due to our continued growth, we are seeking to appoint a confident and committed professional to join our Grants team.  The Grants and Donor Services Officer will work with existing team members to … Continue reading “VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer”


Older people told not to suffer in silence this winter

21st February 2018

Older people in Cumbria struggling to survive the winter months in comfort are being urged to seek help after the Met Office warned the county is about to enter a period of chilly weather lasting throughout the rest of February and possibly into March. Cumbria Community Foundation, which raises money for the Winter Warmth Appeal, … Continue reading “Older people told not to suffer in silence this winter”


Cooke’s Crew Film Club thanks to £10,000 grant from Cumbria Housing Partners

Signal Film and Media are delighted to announce the long-awaited return of Cooke’s Crew next month, the film club for 12-16yr olds, thanks to funding from Cumbria Housing Partners and Barrow Borough Council. The last Cooke’s Crew project ended in March 2017 and was originally scheduled for return last September, but had to be postponed … Continue reading “Cooke’s Crew Film Club thanks to £10,000 grant from Cumbria Housing Partners”


£65,000 awarded to eco friendly communities

14th February 2018

Community projects promoting sustainable living along the Solway Coast have received a share of £65,000 from the Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund. The fund, set up by energy company E.ON and administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, benefits community projects close to the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm that promote sustainable use of energy and resources, … Continue reading “£65,000 awarded to eco friendly communities”