News & Events

Carlisle theft victim awarded games console stolen from him

15th September 2017

A young victim of theft has been awarded a games console from Cumbria’s Victims Charitable Trust, replacing what was stolen from him, after police investigating contacted the Cumbria Community Foundation for support. Matthew, aged 17, who lives in foster care and is a voluntary member of the Children in Care Council, bought a Nintendo Switch … Continue reading “Carlisle theft victim awarded games console stolen from him”


Grant funding supports South Lakeland charity to tackle effects of domestic abuse

31st August 2017

Springfield Voices has received £8,820 through Cumbria Housing Partners Fund to support women affected by domestic abuse to restore their self-confidence and move on into education, training and employment. Founded in 1915 as The Westmorland Association for Social and Moral Welfare the charity, based in South Lakeland, has positively transformed the lives of hundreds of … Continue reading “Grant funding supports South Lakeland charity to tackle effects of domestic abuse”


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”