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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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Charities helping Cumbrians overcome Coronavirus crisis

 Following the launch of the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund last month, almost a quarter of a million pounds has already been awarded to support local community and voluntary organisations meeting the new needs and challenges created by the virus. At a time when they have never been more needed, many charities and voluntary organisations are … Continue reading “Charities helping Cumbrians overcome Coronavirus crisis”

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Charities receive further funding from COVID-19 Response Fund

9th April 2020

Charities and community groups responding to the threat of COVID-19 across the county have received a financial boost from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund this week. Almost £62,000 from the Fund, established by Cumbria Community Foundation, has been split between 17 local charitable and voluntary groups. The money will help those who have been homeless, … Continue reading “Charities receive further funding from COVID-19 Response Fund”

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Funding to improve mental health & wellbeing in response to COVID-19

A fund established to help communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic has received a welcome boost. The North East and North Cumbria Mental Health Integrated Care Systems (ICS) will provide additional funding to the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund, which will support people struggling with their mental health and wellbeing. The NE&NC Suicide Prevention Network has … Continue reading “Funding to improve mental health & wellbeing in response to COVID-19”

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Community Foundation awards first grants from COVID-19 Response Fund

2nd April 2020

Communities responding to the threat of COVID-19 across the county have received a financial boost from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund this week. The first £82,000 in grants from the Fund, established by Cumbria Community Foundation, focus on extending and expanding the capacity of charitable organisations that are providing support to those most vulnerable, specifically … Continue reading “Community Foundation awards first grants from COVID-19 Response Fund”

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