News & Events

Double your donations to Winter Warmth Appeal

26th November 2018

Older people in Cumbria need your donations this winter so they don’t have to choose between heating and eating. In a bad winter, 300 older people in Cumbria die due to effects of the cold. The Winter Warmth Appeal, run by Cumbria Community Foundation, collects people’s warm generosity and gives it back out to vulnerable … Continue reading “Double your donations to Winter Warmth Appeal”


New board members introduced for Trustees Week

12th November 2018

More than one million people across the UK play a vital role in the decision making of almost 200,000 charities by being a trustee. Trustees Week recognises the great work these people do voluntarily and aims to encourage more people from all walks of life to get involved and to make a difference in their … Continue reading “New board members introduced for Trustees Week”


West Cumbrian causes awarded a share of £370,000

26th October 2018

Community projects across West Cumbria have received a share of almost £370,000 to tackle issues such as youth crime, loneliness and financial exclusion. The money was awarded at our quarterly West Cumbria grants panel and will support more than 30 charitable projects, some over several years. Funding was also given to 19 young people towards … Continue reading “West Cumbrian causes awarded a share of £370,000”


Winter Warmth Appeal Launched for Ninth Year

16th October 2018

Cumbria’s Deputy Lieutenant, Susie Bagot, is encouraging older people who receive the Government’s Winter Fuel payment – but don’t need it themselves – to give it to those in need. Every winter, Cumbria Community Foundation launches a Winter Warmth Appeal to help poorer, older people to heat their homes. More than 1,000 people are helped … Continue reading “Winter Warmth Appeal Launched for Ninth Year”


Foundation’s grants panel finalists at charity awards

17th September 2018

A team of committed volunteers has been named as finalists at the 2018 North West Charity Awards. The North West Charity Awards are the charity world’s biggest event in the north, and Cumbria Community Foundation’s grants panel has been shortlisted for Volunteer Team of the Year Award in recognition of the vital work they do … Continue reading “Foundation’s grants panel finalists at charity awards”


Cumbrian causes receive funding boost

14th September 2018

Charitable causes across the county have received a financial boost of more than £180,000 in support of their projects. Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel approved 28 applications from community groups, supporting a wide range of activities including counselling for people with mental health issues, tackling bullying and training for young volunteers. It also awarded … Continue reading “Cumbrian causes receive funding boost”