News & Events

Flood-hit Cumbrian communities urged to come forward for funding

14th July 2017

Nineteen months after Storm Desmond devastated the county, the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund has supported more than 3,000 households and helped communities rebuild after the floods. Managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, over £9 million has been awarded in total, with more than £2.5 million being invested in resistance and resilience measures for both households and … Continue reading “Flood-hit Cumbrian communities urged to come forward for funding”


VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer

30th June 2017

Grants and Donors Services Officer – Cumbria Community Foundation 30 hours per week (these hours are negotiable from Jan 2018) Salary £22-£27K FTE 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 … Continue reading “VACANCY – Grants and Donor Services Officer”


VACANCY – Communications Support Officer

16th June 2017

Communications Support Officer (22.5 hours per week) £22-24K full-time equivalent, depending on experience Cumbria Community Foundation provides high quality philanthropic services (grant making) to a wide range of public, corporate and individual donors. It is an award winning charity that has distributed more than £35M in grant aid to community groups throughout Cumbria. We are … Continue reading “VACANCY – Communications Support Officer”


Cumbria Revealed – a county of contrasts

30th May 2017

A NEW report by Cumbria Community Foundation has painted a stark picture of life in the county. ‘Cumbria Revealed’ collected data from many sources to focus on what life is really like and it’s in sharp contrast to the picture postcard images we usually see. The report’s findings will be used to tackle poverty and … Continue reading “Cumbria Revealed – a county of contrasts”


Former Chairman and tireless worker for Cumbria passes away

15th May 2017

It is with sadness we acknowledge, after a long illness the recent death of our former Chairman James Carr. James was a passionate advocate for Cumbria and its communities. He was a keen fisherman and a driver for the creation of the Rivers Trust movement. He was also a philanthropist, creating the Moorhouse Charitable Trust … Continue reading “Former Chairman and tireless worker for Cumbria passes away”


Shortlisted for National Award

11th May 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation has been shortlisted for the ‘Grantmaking and Funding’ accolade in The Charity Awards 2017. The Charity Awards is the charity world’s most prestigious excellence recognition programme and Cumbria Community Foundation has been shortlisted for the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund. The Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund was launched immediately following Storm Desmond’s destruction on … Continue reading “Shortlisted for National Award”