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A better tomorrow for young Cumbrians

12th August 2021

 David Beeby, High Sheriff of Cumbria, launches a new initiative to mark International Youth Day. Better Tomorrows is a three-year programme encouraging people within Cumbria to become accredited in youth work and substantially increase the number of young people having access to support from youth workers to help them reach their full potential. This unique … Continue reading “A better tomorrow for young Cumbrians”

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Good causes in Furness making a real difference to communities

11th August 2021

More than £100,000 has been awarded to a range of good causes in the Furness area, including combating loneliness, helping people recover from debt, and providing activities for young people. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded just under £104,000 at its recent Furness Grants Committee to 12 community organisations, with two people receiving a share of £3,500 … Continue reading “Good causes in Furness making a real difference to communities”

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A further £90,000 awarded from the NHS to support Cumbrians with their mental health

29th July 2021

A charitable fund has invested more funding into third sector organisations responding to an increase in people struggling to cope. The NHS Psychological Support Fund was set up by the NHS in north Cumbria and Cumbria County Council and is held by Cumbria Community Foundation. A further £90,612 has been awarded to four charities that … Continue reading “A further £90,000 awarded from the NHS to support Cumbrians with their mental health”

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Funding to support suicide and self-harm prevention across north Cumbria

A fund established to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has received a welcome boost. The North East and North Cumbria Mental Health Integrated Care Systems (ICS) has provided additional funding to help enhance suicide and self-harm prevention work across north Cumbrian communities. The NE&NC Suicide Prevention Network has allocated additional funding to support … Continue reading “Funding to support suicide and self-harm prevention across north Cumbria”

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Cumbria Voices: Hear from world class business in Cumbria

7th July 2021

Cumbria may be best known for its stunning lakes and mountains, but it is also home to world class businesses working across a number of sectors. Cumbria Community Foundation is inviting people to find out more about these businesses at an online event ‘Cumbria Voices: Aspiration and Excellence: World class business in Cumbria’ on Thursday … Continue reading “Cumbria Voices: Hear from world class business in Cumbria”

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Furness: Opportunities and Challenges 2021

5th July 2021

A major report examining all aspects of life for people in Furness has been published last week. ‘Furness: Opportunities and Challenges 2021’ has been commissioned by the charity Cumbria Community Foundation as a guide to what needs to be done to improve lives, and how to help attract funding to the area. More than 100 … Continue reading “Furness: Opportunities and Challenges 2021”

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