News & Events

Financial support available to flood-affected communities

23rd November 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation is encouraging people to apply for financial assistance after flooding hit homes again across the county. The Cumbria Disaster Fund was set up with an initial donation of £50,000 from the charity’s own funds to ensure immediate funding is available to anyone who needs help following a disaster. The fund will initially … Continue reading “Financial support available to flood-affected communities”


£90,000 awarded to West Cumbrian causes

16th November 2017

Local causes across West Cumbria have been awarded around £90,000 thanks to funds administered by Cumbria Community Foundation. 21 community groups and 19 young people have received a share of the funds awarded at the recent grants panel. The money will support a wide range of projects including theatre workshops for children, advice for people … Continue reading “£90,000 awarded to West Cumbrian causes”


Annual Winter Warmth Appeal launched with emotive image

13th November 2017

THREE hundred pairs of slippers, one for each life sadly lost to the winter cold. This image, created to launch Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual Winter Warmth Appeal, has graphically brought home the harsh reality of a cold winter and fuel poverty in the county. Sitting alongside Surprise View and overlooking Derwentwater, near Keswick, the juxtaposition … Continue reading “Annual Winter Warmth Appeal launched with emotive image”


New Trustees join Cumbria charity board

Cumbria Community Foundation recently welcomed two new members to its board of trustees. Nicholas Coulson and Jim Johnson became newly elected trustees in October and joined the board made up of 17 other professionals, including Chairman David Beeby, who also Chairs Cumbria CBI, Vice Chair and Company Secretary Tim Cartmell, and Main Grants Committee Chair, … Continue reading “New Trustees join Cumbria charity board”


VACANCY – Administrator

26th October 2017

Administrator – Part Time – 16-18.5hrs per week (negotiable) £16-£17K FTE dependent on experience. The Foundation is an award-winning charity that has distributed over £37M in grant aid to community groups and individuals throughout Cumbria. We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic administrator to provide a customer focused support role within the organisation.  … Continue reading “VACANCY – Administrator”


Funding towards a sustainable future

24th October 2017

Communities in West Allerdale can apply for a share of £63,000 to fund environmentally friendly projects. Set up by energy company E.ON UK and administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, the Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund provides financial assistance to projects promoting sustainable use of energy and resources, reducing climate change, and supporting nature conservation. Friends … Continue reading “Funding towards a sustainable future”