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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”


Brave the Big Sleep – One night in the cold can save lives

21st December 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation is asking people to brave the cold and raise awareness of the plight of older people who lose their lives due to the effects of the plummeting temperatures every winter. The annual Big Sleep raises thousands of pounds for the Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal. It gives people a chance to experience what … Continue reading “Brave the Big Sleep – One night in the cold can save lives”


Making a Difference – Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015

4th December 2017

Two years after the devastating widespread flooding caused by Storm Desmond sees the publication of the report into the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal. The report, titled Making a Difference- Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015, captures the horror of the damage caused by the flooding, it details how much money was raised and the difference the … Continue reading “Making a Difference – Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015”


Financial support available to flood-affected communities

23rd November 2017

Cumbria Community Foundation is encouraging people to apply for financial assistance after flooding hit homes again across the county. The Cumbria Disaster Fund was set up with an initial donation of £50,000 from the charity’s own funds to ensure immediate funding is available to anyone who needs help following a disaster. The fund will initially … Continue reading “Financial support available to flood-affected communities”


£90,000 awarded to West Cumbrian causes

16th November 2017

Local causes across West Cumbria have been awarded around £90,000 thanks to funds administered by Cumbria Community Foundation. 21 community groups and 19 young people have received a share of the funds awarded at the recent grants panel. The money will support a wide range of projects including theatre workshops for children, advice for people … Continue reading “£90,000 awarded to West Cumbrian causes”


Annual Winter Warmth Appeal launched with emotive image

13th November 2017

THREE hundred pairs of slippers, one for each life sadly lost to the winter cold. This image, created to launch Cumbria Community Foundation’s annual Winter Warmth Appeal, has graphically brought home the harsh reality of a cold winter and fuel poverty in the county. Sitting alongside Surprise View and overlooking Derwentwater, near Keswick, the juxtaposition … Continue reading “Annual Winter Warmth Appeal launched with emotive image”