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Charities benefit from a quarter of a million pounds

2nd March 2020

Charitable projects across West Cumbria have received a share of more than £266,000 to break down the barriers that inequality can create and increase opportunities for improved health and wellbeing and learning opportunities. Almost 80 charitable organisations and 40 people received a share of the funds at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent grants panel. The money … Continue reading “Charities benefit from a quarter of a million pounds”

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Community fund awards first grants

10th February 2020

Wigton-based CCL secure, the global expert in polymer banknote substrate, has awarded its first grants from its new charitable fund that benefits people and communities in Allerdale and Copeland. Managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, the CCL Secure Fund has supported five community groups across West Cumbria. The gym at the Oval Centre in Workington, which … Continue reading “Community fund awards first grants”

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It’s time to talk in West Cumbria

6th February 2020

People struggling with mental health issues on the west coast now have somewhere to go for support following the closure of Mind in West Cumbria last year. Together We CIC, a not for profit organisation, which provides mental and physical health support for people of all ages, has received £100,000 from United Utilities, Sellafield Ltd … Continue reading “It’s time to talk in West Cumbria”

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Allied Health Professionals in Cumbria are taking part in a Big Sleep

28th January 2020

Allied Health Professionals in Cumbria are taking part in a ‘Big Sleep’ on 1 February to raise money for older people struggling to stay warm. People are being encouraged to donate and help the Cumbria Allied Health Professionals’ Big Sleep reach their fundraising goal. They are hoping to raise £1,000 for Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter … Continue reading “Allied Health Professionals in Cumbria are taking part in a Big Sleep”

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Women and girls projects in Cumbria receive major funding boost

16th January 2020

Local groups supporting women and girls facing a range of challenges across Cumbria have received a share of more than £24,000 to continue their vital work. This is the second time Cumbria Community Foundation has awarded money from the Tampon Tax Community Fund to help women and girls. The projects funded are addressing key themes … Continue reading “Women and girls projects in Cumbria receive major funding boost”

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Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition takes pride of place in the Cumberland Infirmary

19th December 2019

Cumbria Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary exhibition ‘Giving Back, Looking Forward’ continues its tour around the county and is now appearing at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle. Anyone visiting the hospital over the next couple of months can view the 20 images, which are on display in and around the coffee shop in the atrium of … Continue reading “Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition takes pride of place in the Cumberland Infirmary”

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