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£600,000 to benefit good causes across Cumbria

22nd April 2024

More than £600,000 has been awarded to a range of good causes in Cumbria, tackling issues including rural isolation, loneliness and climate change. Over 100 grants totalling £603,195 were given … Continue reading “£600,000 to benefit good causes across Cumbria”


Supporting care leavers in Cumbria

18th April 2024

A new national programme of support for young care experienced adults has been launched throughout England. Managed by UK Community Foundations, the Care Leavers Programme has a primary focus of … Continue reading “Supporting care leavers in Cumbria”


£400,000 in ‘levelling up’ funding awarded to Cumbrian projects

15th April 2024

Cumbria Community Foundation has awarded almost £400,000 to organisations in the county as part of the Government’s ‘levelling up’ programme, which aims to address geographical inequalities across the UK. Funding … Continue reading “£400,000 in ‘levelling up’ funding awarded to Cumbrian projects”


Virtual Coast to Coast Challenge launched

11th April 2024

A hardy team from Cumbria Community Foundation braved icy rain on St Bees beach  to launch an appeal for businesses to tackle a Coast to Coast challenge to raise money … Continue reading “Virtual Coast to Coast Challenge launched”


Wind farm generates £1m in community benefits

4th April 2024

A wind farm between Longtown and Gretna has paid more than £1m in grants to the local community. The nine turbines at Beck Burn began generating electricity in 2017 producing … Continue reading “Wind farm generates £1m in community benefits”


New trustees appointed to board

28th March 2024

Cumbria Community Foundation has welcomed three new members to its board of trustees. Patrick Boggon, Georgina Smith and Rachael Stephenson were officially appointed at the Foundation’s March board meeting. Patrick … Continue reading “New trustees appointed to board”