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Bedrock programme launched to help West Cumbrian charities thrive

9th December 2020

Charitable groups in West Cumbria are set to benefit from free organisational development support and advice, and access to funding to deliver long-term benefits. Cumbria Community Foundation, in partnership with Sellafield Ltd, has designed and launched Bedrock, a new programme, which focuses on building the resilience, capabilities and financial sustainability of charities and community organisations … Continue reading “Bedrock programme launched to help West Cumbrian charities thrive”

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£2 million to charities during coronavirus pandemic

27th November 2020

Cumbria Community Foundation, which created the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund to help people in need during the pandemic, has distributed more than £2m in just eight months. The Fund was set up in March by Cumbria Community Foundation to respond to the challenges faced by many people and families across the county. Since then, more … Continue reading “£2 million to charities during coronavirus pandemic”

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£1.1 million NHS England funding secured for North East and Cumbria charity sector

25th November 2020

Thanks to funding provided by NHS England, charities and community groups across the North East and Cumbria will receive additional money this winter to support people experiencing hardship and at risk of mental ill health. The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) is working with Cumbria Community Foundation and County Durham Community … Continue reading “£1.1 million NHS England funding secured for North East and Cumbria charity sector”

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Transforming communities

23rd November 2020

Hellrigg Windfarm, operated by RWE Renewables is helping to transform its local communities through the Hellrigg Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. Solway Community School Bike Club based in Solway Community School, received £1,323 to set up. The club aims to get students on their bikes and out into the countryside to improve fitness and wellbeing … Continue reading “Transforming communities”

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Calls for Cumbrians to support their older neighbours this winter.

12th November 2020

Generous Cumbrians are being asked to help local vulnerable older people keep warm this winter. Most winters, 300 Cumbrians die because of problems associated with not being able to heat their homes or eat properly. In worse winters, the figure has risen to 500. The Winter Warmth Appeal, run by Cumbria Community Foundation, makes sure … Continue reading “Calls for Cumbrians to support their older neighbours this winter.”

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High Sheriff hosts online auction and prize draw to help support communities

High Sheriff of Cumbria, Julie Barton, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds to support charitable organisations across the county via an online auction and prize draw. The auction and prize draw will take place entirely online and run from Sunday 15th November at 10am and until Sunday 6th December at 9pm. The auction lots … Continue reading “High Sheriff hosts online auction and prize draw to help support communities”

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