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Cumbrian charities tackle mental health issues triggered by COVID-19 pandemic

14th May 2020

Charities in Cumbria have received funding to help reduce the number of suicides and self-harm incidences in the county. The impact of COVID-19 can lead to increased fear, frustration, and anxiety, causing stress and depression. Lots of people are struggling with having to stay at home, and with lockdown being extended for another three weeks, … Continue reading “Cumbrian charities tackle mental health issues triggered by COVID-19 pandemic”

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Working together to battle the COVID-19 outbreak

30th April 2020

Communities are pulling together to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to funding from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund. This week, a further £142,293 was awarded from the Fund, set up by Cumbria Community Foundation, to projects helping families on low incomes, homeless people, isolated older people and many more get through the … Continue reading “Working together to battle the COVID-19 outbreak”

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Local family donates £300,000 to help charities battle against COVID crisis

A family from Cumbria has given charitable groups a lifeline as they battle to support people amidst the coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen charities from Cumbria and North Lancashire have received a share of £310,000 in funding to help them respond to the challenge of coronavirus. The donation was made to Cumbria Community Foundation who then distributed … Continue reading “Local family donates £300,000 to help charities battle against COVID crisis”

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Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund awards £67,680 to support the community.

23rd April 2020

Charities battling the coronavirus pandemic have received a welcome boost this week. Another £67,680 was awarded from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund to support projects tackling social isolation, offering advice and guidance and those affected by bereavement. Over the past month, £577,450 has been awarded from various funds within the Foundation, benefiting 80 local community … Continue reading “Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund awards £67,680 to support the community.”

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Fundraising target to help the helpers raised to £3 Million

21st April 2020

Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund four weeks ago with an initial target of £1million to support community and voluntary organisations that are helping to feed and protect elderly and vulnerable Cumbrians as part of the county’s co-ordinated response to the pandemic. In that time, more than half a million pounds has … Continue reading “Fundraising target to help the helpers raised to £3 Million”

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Businessman donates £100K to Cumbria COVID-19 Fund

16th April 2020

A fund set up to support Cumbria’s charities and community groups during the COVID-19 crisis has received a welcome boost. Since Cumbria Community Foundation launched the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund three weeks ago, the Fund has amassed more than £900,000 in donations. A former Cumbrian, who now lives in Cornwall, has donated £100,000 to the … Continue reading “Businessman donates £100K to Cumbria COVID-19 Fund”

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