News & Events

Funding available for land-based qualifications

6th June 2018

Applications are being encouraged from students studying for qualifications in the farming, forestry and horticulture industry. The Swales Trust, administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, offers grants of up to £1,000 towards the cost of land-based qualifications and the funding can be used to purchase study materials, specialist equipment or towards travel costs. Priority will be … Continue reading “Funding available for land-based qualifications”


Keeping an “Open Mind” towards good mental health

5th June 2018

In Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 it has been announced that a mental health charity based in West Cumbria has been granted £7,000 towards the costs of a new three year project, Open Mind. The grant was made from Cumbria Housing Partners Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation to Mind in West Cumbria, a registered … Continue reading “Keeping an “Open Mind” towards good mental health”


Award winning sustainable business herdy announces new charitable fund

15th May 2018

Today lovable Lake District brand herdy formally launched their herdyfund as an official charitable fund. The herdyfund has been in existence since day one of herdy but up to now had been funded from a percentage of profits from the company. Today marks the beginning of a new charitable fund which will be managed by … Continue reading “Award winning sustainable business herdy announces new charitable fund”


Record breaking year for appeal donations

13th April 2018

An appeal to keep older Cumbrians warm and well throughout the winter has received almost £170,000 in donations – the most ever received in one year. More than 28,000 Cumbrians live in fuel poverty, defined as spending more than 10 per cent of income on fuel. Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual Winter Warmth Appeal has been … Continue reading “Record breaking year for appeal donations”


Financial Assistance to Cumbrian Farming Communities

22nd March 2018

A new emergency relief fund has been established thanks to a donation from the herdyfund and Cumbria Community Foundation to relieve household hardship after the Beast from the East and Storm Emma hit eastern parts of the county. Farms and communities in and around Alston Moor, Bewcastle, the East Fellside and Greenhead have suffered catastrophic … Continue reading “Financial Assistance to Cumbrian Farming Communities”


VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer

26th February 2018

Grants and Donor Services Officer – Cumbria Community Foundation 22.5 hours per week (hours are negotiable) Salary £22-£27K FTE depending on experience Due to our continued growth, we are seeking to appoint a confident and committed professional to join our Grants team.  The Grants and Donor Services Officer will work with existing team members to … Continue reading “VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer”