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Older people told not to suffer in silence this winter

21st February 2018

Older people in Cumbria struggling to survive the winter months in comfort are being urged to seek help after the Met Office warned the county is about to enter a period of chilly weather lasting throughout the rest of February and possibly into March. Cumbria Community Foundation, which raises money for the Winter Warmth Appeal, … Continue reading “Older people told not to suffer in silence this winter”

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Cooke’s Crew Film Club thanks to £10,000 grant from Cumbria Housing Partners

Signal Film and Media are delighted to announce the long-awaited return of Cooke’s Crew next month, the film club for 12-16yr olds, thanks to funding from Cumbria Housing Partners and Barrow Borough Council. The last Cooke’s Crew project ended in March 2017 and was originally scheduled for return last September, but had to be postponed … Continue reading “Cooke’s Crew Film Club thanks to £10,000 grant from Cumbria Housing Partners”

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£65,000 awarded to eco friendly communities

14th February 2018

Community projects promoting sustainable living along the Solway Coast have received a share of £65,000 from the Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund. The fund, set up by energy company E.ON and administered by Cumbria Community Foundation, benefits community projects close to the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm that promote sustainable use of energy and resources, … Continue reading “£65,000 awarded to eco friendly communities”

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Communities in West Cumbria benefit from new fund

8th February 2018

Residents of Egremont and Cockermouth can now benefit from the newly launched Lord Egremont Fund for West Cumbria. The fund, created by Lord Egremont to support his family’s long-term involvement in the community, and managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, recently awarded its first grants. Time to Change (West Cumbria), which runs the Calderwood House hostel … Continue reading “Communities in West Cumbria benefit from new fund”

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United Utilities’ West Cumbria Supplies Project launches Legacy Fund and Tree Fund

16th January 2018

Community groups in Allerdale and Copeland are being offered the chance to apply for grants thanks to two new funds set up with money donated by United Utilities. The water company has set up the Cumbria Legacy Fund which is being managed by Cumbria Community Foundation and the Cumbria Tree Fund, managed by Cumbria Woodlands. … Continue reading “United Utilities’ West Cumbria Supplies Project launches Legacy Fund and Tree Fund”

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Pie-ping hot support for Winter Warmth Appeal

8th January 2018

Cranstons Quality Butchers are warming the homes of older people in Cumbria this winter with the sale of a very special pie. Cranstons are supporting Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal, which helps older people who are having to choose between eating a meal or heating their homes. The butchers will donate 30 pence from … Continue reading “Pie-ping hot support for Winter Warmth Appeal”

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