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£800,000 awarded to good causes in Cumbria

24th May 2022

More than £800,000 has been awarded to a range of good causes in Cumbria and the Borders, tackling a range of issues including homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. More than 40 community organisations received a share of £793,000 and 14 people benefited from £11,270 to increase sporting, artistic and career achievement. The money was awarded … Continue reading “£800,000 awarded to good causes in Cumbria”

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Funding available for individuals and community projects in Borders area

23rd May 2022

Charitable community groups and individuals in the Borders area are being encouraged to apply for financial support from a wind farm supported community benefit fund. The Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund and Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries was established by EDF Energy Renewables in 2017. The company donates in excess of … Continue reading “Funding available for individuals and community projects in Borders area”

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Young people making a positive contribution to their communities

3rd May 2022

Two community projects, led by young people in West Cumbria, have received funding to benefit the communities where they live. The #CanDo Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, provides grants of up to £5,000 to inspire youth social action, such as volunteering, fundraising, mentoring and campaigning. Together We CIC and Wigton Youth Station run activities … Continue reading “Young people making a positive contribution to their communities”

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Community Fund launched by Lakeland

28th April 2022

Communities across South Cumbria will benefit to the tune of £50,000 this year thanks to the generosity of local family-owned business, Lakeland. Charitable and not-for-profit organisations that improve the health and wellbeing of local people, and projects that protect the environment, can apply for a share of the funding provided by the kitchen and homeware … Continue reading “Community Fund launched by Lakeland”

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NHS fund to involve the third sector in improving mental health services

21st April 2022

Almost £250,000 is being made available for community organisations in north Cumbria to support people with severe mental illness. Third sector groups are being encouraged to apply for grant funding to help people with severe mental illness gain better access services and support. The money from the NHS has been made available to support people … Continue reading “NHS fund to involve the third sector in improving mental health services”

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Cumbria Community Foundation awards £42,000 to 8 community and voluntary organisations from the arts council’s let’s create jubilee fund

11th April 2022

Cumbria Community Foundation has announced eight grants totalling £42,000 to voluntary and community organisations in Cumbria from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in … Continue reading “Cumbria Community Foundation awards £42,000 to 8 community and voluntary organisations from the arts council’s let’s create jubilee fund”

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