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Community Foundation awards first grants from COVID-19 Response Fund

2nd April 2020

Communities responding to the threat of COVID-19 across the county have received a financial boost from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund this week. The first £82,000 in grants from the Fund, established by Cumbria Community Foundation, focus on extending and expanding the capacity of charitable organisations that are providing support to those most vulnerable, specifically … Continue reading “Community Foundation awards first grants from COVID-19 Response Fund”

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Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund gets boost from national appeal

26th March 2020

Cumbria Community Foundation is one of the 46 local community foundations across the country that will be distributing grants to front line charities to help them respond to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Emergencies Trust launched an appeal to raise funds to help community foundations to make those grants to local charities. … Continue reading “Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund gets boost from national appeal”

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Half a million raised for Cumbria Covid-19 Response Fund

24th March 2020

Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund last week with £100,000 of its own funds. Since then, the total now stands at just over half a million. Grant funders and charitable trusts in Cumbria have shown a sign of solidarity by collectively contributing to the Fund and an anonymous couple have donated £250,000. … Continue reading “Half a million raised for Cumbria Covid-19 Response Fund”

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Message to the charitable groups we support in response to COVID-19

18th March 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is far reaching and includes major implications for the charity sector and the communities that they serve. We recognise that many small, local charities and community groups will be worried about its impact on their work and communities. We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming … Continue reading “Message to the charitable groups we support in response to COVID-19”

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Community Foundation launches Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund

17th March 2020

Cumbria Community Foundation has set up a fund to help charitable groups support vulnerable people affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the virus spreads across the county, those who are vulnerable will be hardest hit and in times of crisis, many people turn to charities for support. Like other sectors, Cumbria’s charitable organisations are likely to … Continue reading “Community Foundation launches Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund”

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VACANCY – Director of Programmes & Development

3rd March 2020

Director of Programmes & Development 37.5 hours per week (hours are negotiable) Salary £40K FTE Are you an experienced and motivated senior leader who has a passion for improving lives across Cumbria? At Cumbria Community Foundation, we connect people who care with causes that matter. We work with community organisations across the county and support … Continue reading “VACANCY – Director of Programmes & Development”

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