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More grants made to north Cumbrian charities supporting those struggling with the impact of the covid pandemic

9th March 2021

A charitable fund set up to support those struggling to cope in north Cumbria has made more grants. The £180,000 Psychological Support Fund was created by the NHS in north Cumbria and Cumbria County Council and is held by Cumbria Community Foundation. It has supported bids which demonstrate a collaborative approach to tackle the impact … Continue reading “More grants made to north Cumbrian charities supporting those struggling with the impact of the covid pandemic”

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New fund to help people get to vaccine hubs in north Cumbria

5th March 2021

A new fund to help small organisations helping people travel to vaccine hubs is now available in north Cumbria. NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group has provided £10,000 for small grants up to £500 to enable grassroots organisations to help people travel to receive their covid vaccine. The money is held by Cumbria Community Foundation … Continue reading “New fund to help people get to vaccine hubs in north Cumbria”

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Helping good causes in Furness survive and thrive

23rd February 2021

Good causes across the Furness area have received a share of £12,317 to help keep their services going during these unprecedented and challenging times. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded the money at its recent Furness grants committee. The money came from funds set up by local people and businesses including the Roselands Trust Fund, Kirkby Moor … Continue reading “Helping good causes in Furness survive and thrive”

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Cumbrian school children benefit from thousands of pounds to assist home learning

22nd February 2021

Pupils from across the county have been given much-needed laptops to learn from home. Almost £90,000 has been awarded to provide IT equipment to more than 300 children and young people, helping teaching to be carried out remotely. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded the money to ten schools from various funds, including the Mary Grave Trust, … Continue reading “Cumbrian school children benefit from thousands of pounds to assist home learning”

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Anonymous donor pledges to support the talents of young people

9th February 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an anonymous donor has set up a new fund to support and inspire young people in Cumbria. The Young Persons Opportunity Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation, is open to charitable groups that work to support the development of young people, in particular those from challenging backgrounds. The … Continue reading “Anonymous donor pledges to support the talents of young people”

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Cumbrian man leaves legacy to support his community

8th February 2021

A Cumbrian man has left a lasting legacy of support to his home community of Alston Moor. When Nenthead resident Dick Phillips died, the proceeds from the sale of his property were gifted to the Alston Moor Community Fund, managed by Cumbria Community Foundation. Dick asked the Foundation to allocate his gift to the Fund … Continue reading “Cumbrian man leaves legacy to support his community”

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