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Revitalising charitable trusts to support local communities

17th April 2019

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities and make a daily difference to millions of people. The Government’s Revitalising Trusts initiative aims to unlock £20m of inactive trusts through a partnership with UK Community Foundations and the Charity Commission. There are many charitable trust funds in England and Wales that are inactive. The … Continue reading “Revitalising charitable trusts to support local communities”

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Cumbrian causes receive more than £270,000

16th April 2019

More than 30 charitable groups across Cumbria have received £248,000 to address a range of issues including mental health, disabilities and improving health and wellbeing. 40 people have also received a share of more than £25,000 towards training fees, sporting activities and victim support. The money came from 30 grant making funds, administered by Cumbria … Continue reading “Cumbrian causes receive more than £270,000”

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West Cumbrian causes awarded a share of more than £200,000

8th April 2019

Charitable causes across West Cumbria are financially better off after recently receiving a share of more than £200,000. Cumbria Community Foundation awarded the money to more than 30 charitable groups at its quarterly West Cumbria grants panel. Funding was also given to 25 young people towards academic study and foreign travel. The money came from … Continue reading “West Cumbrian causes awarded a share of more than £200,000”

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Fundraisers brave the cold for charity sleep out

11th March 2019

The yellow weather warning didn’t stop more than 60 eager campers giving up their warm homes over the weekend for a cold, wet and windy night under the stars to help older people stay warm in winter. The Big Sleep is an annual event organised by Cumbria Community Foundation to raise money for their Winter … Continue reading “Fundraisers brave the cold for charity sleep out”

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£28,265 Funding Boost for Barrow Community Groups

26th February 2019

Cumbria Housing Partners Fund has granted a total of £28,265 to support the ongoing work of four projects in Barrow in Furness: Women’s Community Matters, Drop Zone Youth Projects, Marvellous Holiday Club and Love Barrow Families. Each received grants enabling them to deliver projects which directly support more than 350 people and benefit the wider … Continue reading “£28,265 Funding Boost for Barrow Community Groups”

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Andy Beeforth spends a night suspended above the Borrowdale Valley

A charity worker set out to spend a night suspended hundreds of feet above ground to highlight the plight of older people who struggle to heat their homes in winter. Andy Beeforth, chief executive of Cumbria Community Foundation, settled down for the night on a narrow portaledge above the valley. His adventure aimed to encourage … Continue reading “Andy Beeforth spends a night suspended above the Borrowdale Valley”

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