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£1.1 million NHS England funding secured for North East and Cumbria charity sector

25th November 2020

Thanks to funding provided by NHS England, charities and community groups across the North East and Cumbria will receive additional money this winter to support people experiencing hardship and at risk of mental ill health. The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) is working with Cumbria Community Foundation and County Durham Community … Continue reading “£1.1 million NHS England funding secured for North East and Cumbria charity sector”

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Calls for Cumbrians to support their older neighbours this winter.

12th November 2020

Generous Cumbrians are being asked to help local vulnerable older people keep warm this winter. Most winters, 300 Cumbrians die because of problems associated with not being able to heat their homes or eat properly. In worse winters, the figure has risen to 500. The Winter Warmth Appeal, run by Cumbria Community Foundation, makes sure … Continue reading “Calls for Cumbrians to support their older neighbours this winter.”

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High Sheriff hosts online auction and prize draw to help support communities

High Sheriff of Cumbria, Julie Barton, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to support charitable organisations across the county via an online auction and prize draw. The auction and prize draw will take place entirely online and run from Sunday 15th November at 10am and until Sunday 6th December at 9pm. The auction lots … Continue reading “High Sheriff hosts online auction and prize draw to help support communities”

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Grants have been awarded to five north Cumbrian charities supporting those struggling with the impact of the covid pandemic

A charitable fund set up to support those struggling to cope in north Cumbria, has awarded its first grants. The £180,000 Psychological Support Fund was created by the NHS and Cumbria County Council, and is held by Cumbria Community Foundation. Bids which demonstrate a collaborative approach, and tackle the impact of anxiety, isolation, and bereavement … Continue reading “Grants have been awarded to five north Cumbrian charities supporting those struggling with the impact of the covid pandemic”

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Community groups encouraged to apply for grant funding

22nd October 2020

Cumbrian charities and other voluntary organisations working to alleviate problems during the Coronavirus crisis are being urged to apply for grants. Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund in March to support communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak by helping local organisations to deliver vital support and services directly to vulnerable people. The … Continue reading “Community groups encouraged to apply for grant funding”

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Rory Stewart endorses work of local charity and highlights the merits of a Cumbria Mayor

20th October 2020

Rory Stewart brought his unique awareness and insight into the situation in Cumbria and nationally to an online charity event last week, headlining Cumbria Community Foundation’s Annual Showcase event, Stronger Foundations – the way through COVID-19. The former MP for Penrith and the Border and candidate for leader of the Conservative Party and London Mayor … Continue reading “Rory Stewart endorses work of local charity and highlights the merits of a Cumbria Mayor”

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