News & Events

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”


Funding available to support victims of crime

9th May 2017

Financial support is available to victims of crime across Cumbria. The Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust was established in 2015 to support the needs of victims of crime and anti-social behaviour, and assist in expanding existing services. The Trust, which is administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, currently has £20,000 available and will offer grants to individuals … Continue reading “Funding available to support victims of crime”


Funding available to encourage youth social action

2nd May 2017

Local groups can apply for grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for youth social action projects that promote volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst young people. The Youth Social Action Fund is a national grants programme and part of the wider multi-agency #iwill campaign, and is being delivered in our region by Cumbria Community Foundation. It aims … Continue reading “Funding available to encourage youth social action”