News & Events


Winter Warmth Appeal Raises One Million Pounds

7th November 2019

One man’s bright idea has helped to raise £1 million to keep older people warm. A decade ago, a retired auctioneer talked to the chief executive of Cumbria Community Foundation about creating a ‘Winter Warmth’ fund. Myles Walker, now 81, explains: “It is remarkable how a twinge of conscience can give birth to a now … Continue reading “Winter Warmth Appeal Raises One Million Pounds”

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Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow

21st October 2019

Charitable causes in and around the Barrow area have received a share of more than £18,000 to support some of the most disadvantaged people across the peninsular. The funding, awarded at Cumbria Community Foundation’s recent Barrow Community Trust grants panel, has benefited seven community projects and will support a range of projects including an intergenerational … Continue reading “Funding awarded to local groups in Barrow”

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Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition continues tour around the county

8th October 2019

Cumbria Community Foundation’s 20th anniversary exhibition ‘Giving Back, Looking Forward’ continues its tour around the county and is now appearing at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick. The exhibition, which will be at the theatre until 2nd November 2019, focuses on inspirational and moving personal accounts of how giving through Cumbria Community Foundation has changed … Continue reading “Charity’s 20th anniversary exhibition continues tour around the county”

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Over £136,000 awarded to help make a difference to west Cumbrian communities

30th September 2019

Community projects across West Cumbria have received a share of £136,000 that will benefit residents in the area, such as improving the life skills of young people and providing sport and recreational activities. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded £77,144 to more than 20 charitable organisations at its recent grants panel. The money came from 24 grant … Continue reading “Over £136,000 awarded to help make a difference to west Cumbrian communities”

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Development Assistant

16th September 2019

Would you like to be part of our team here at our offices in Dovenby near Cockermouth? We address disadvantage in Cumbria by making grants to charitable groups and individuals on behalf of our fundholders and supporters. The role of Development Assistant underpins the work of the Development team, undertaking research, managing data, providing information … Continue reading “Development Assistant”

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Half a million windfall thanks to offshore wind farm

Communities along the coast of Allerdale have shared more than half a million pound thanks to an energy firm’s investment over the last ten years. The Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund was set up when the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm was built by energy company, E.ON, just off the coast of Workington. Managed by … Continue reading “Half a million windfall thanks to offshore wind farm”

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