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Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow

14th August 2018

Charitable causes in and around the Barrow area have received a share of more than £6,000 to provide support to some of the most disadvantaged people across the peninsular. 5 community groups and 1 young person received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent Barrow grants panel. The funding supported activities including … Continue reading “Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow”

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New boat for Lakeland Rowing Club

6th August 2018

Lakeland Rowing Club is celebrating the addition of two new sculling boats to its fleet thanks to the generous support from the United Utilities Legacy Fund, administered by the Foundation. On Wednesday 1st August 2018, Lakeland Rowing Club named and launched the first of the new boats from its new site on the Isthmus, near … Continue reading “New boat for Lakeland Rowing Club”

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Last call for social action project applications

30th July 2018

Community organisations working with young people in Cumbria are being encouraged to apply for funding to get youngsters involved in activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, and make a positive difference to their communities. Grants of £1,000 and £5,000 are available from the #iwill Fund, a UK-wide campaign with the aim of getting 6 … Continue reading “Last call for social action project applications”

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Rebike project grant supports job mentoring

24th July 2018

Award winning social enterprise, Rebike Cumbria Ltd received £9,825 from the Cumbria Housing Partners Fund, managed by the Foundation, to expand its successful job mentoring project which supports long-term unemployed into work. Based in Carlisle, Rebike refurbishes and repairs donated bicycles for sale, providing a work based training environment for trainees and volunteers.  Geoffrey Tunstall, … Continue reading “Rebike project grant supports job mentoring”

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Community projects encouraged to apply for wind farm money

9th July 2018

Charitable and community groups in the Tallentire area are being called on to apply for funding to make a difference in their area. Established by RES, and managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, the Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund awards grants of up to £10,000 and support projects in the parishes of Bridekirk, Blindcrake, Gilcrux … Continue reading “Community projects encouraged to apply for wind farm money”

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Cumbrian causes awarded a share of £300,000

5th July 2018

Community projects across the county have received a share of almost £300,000 to tackle issues such as rural isolation, anti-social behaviour, homelessness and poverty. More than 50 charitable organisations and 30 individuals received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel. The funding will support a wide range of activities including … Continue reading “Cumbrian causes awarded a share of £300,000”

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