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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Community First Fund

Funded by the trustees of the former Carlisle Abbeyfield Society. Grants that would benefit people living in the Carlisle, Allerdale and Eden Local Authority areas. Who can apply? • Volunteer led grassroots groups who support their local community • Applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • singing for … Continue reading “Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Community First Fund”

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Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund

Funded by the trustees of the former Carlisle Abbeyfield Society. Grants that would benefit people over the age of 55, living in the Carlisle, Allerdale and Eden Local Authority areas. Who can apply? • Volunteer led grassroots groups who support their local community • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of … Continue reading “Abbeyfield Carlisle Society Over 55 Community First Fund”

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Alston Moor Community Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor and other donations. Who can apply? • groups with an annual income up to £25,000 in the last financial year • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Priority will be given to projects which promote employment and enterprise What the fund … Continue reading “Alston Moor Community Fund”

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Barrow Community Trust Fund

Funded by the Heart of Barrow initiative and other donations. Who can apply? • groups in the following wards: – Barrow Island – Central – Hindpool – Ormsgill – Risedale (For other wards please also look at details of the similar Foundation Grants available throughout Barrow Borough) • groups helping people facing disadvantage • the … Continue reading “Barrow Community Trust Fund”

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Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund

EDF Energy Renewables set up the fund to support local communities located close to the Beck Burn Wind Farm Who can apply? • Applications are welcomed from voluntary or community groups within a 5K radius of the Beck Burn wind farm. Those within a 10K radius may also apply as long as they can demonstrate … Continue reading “Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund”

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Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries

To support local people with vocational education and training opportunities using local training facilities and contribute to creating job opportunities in the local area. Funded by EDF Energy Renewables How much is available? £31,050 will be available for education & training grants, including bursaries, travel, equipment and training with a priority of residents living within … Continue reading “Beck Burn Wind Farm Community Fund Educational Bursaries”

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Brian & Ann Clark Fund

Funded by private individuals Who can apply? • Organisations supporting disadvantage. Priority will be given to projects that: • Support young carers • Preservation of buildings that follow the funds priorities • Helping small charitable organisations with a temporary cash flow problem • Disability groups • Mental health groups Grant making priorities: • Families, including … Continue reading “Brian & Ann Clark Fund”

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Broughton Moor Wind Farm Fund

Funded by Engie and Clean Earth, the fund supports local communities located in the parish of Broughton Moor. Who can apply? • Voluntary or community groups which benefit the parish of Broughton Moor. What can be funded: • The conservation, protection and improvement of the built and natural environment within the parish. • The provision … Continue reading “Broughton Moor Wind Farm Fund”

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Carrs Group Fund

Background Created by Carr’s Group PLC to invest in the wellbeing and future of Cumbria’s communities. How much is available? £10,000 in the first year. Who can apply? Charitable groups that support residents throughout Cumbria • Groups supporting rural communities. • Groups focussing on the needs of disadvantaged people • Groups that raise the aspirations … Continue reading “Carrs Group Fund”

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Castle Green Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by Castle Green Hotel, Kendal. Aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Kendal and immediate district. Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new … Continue reading “Castle Green Grassroots Grants Fund”

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CN Group Fund

Funded by a donation of £100,000 by the Cumbria Newspaper Group in 2000 to create a long term capital fund. Recommendations are made by the CN Group Chief Executive. Who can apply? • volunteer led grassroots groups who support their • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • … Continue reading “CN Group Fund”

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Crofton Trust Fund

Background Grants to support community projects to improve the knowledge of the public about agriculture, forestry and the countryside. Funded by part of the proceeds of the dissolution of the Crofton Charitable Trust. Who can apply? Voluntary and community groups Examples of activities supported: • support for conferences • contribution towards a lecture series • … Continue reading “Crofton Trust Fund”

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Cultural Fund

To promote excellence in the arts and cultural life of the county of Cumbria. Background The Fund is the result of an initiative by Miss M Burkett and friends to help individuals in the arts. Its aim is to encourage individuals of excellence in their chosen field of the arts. Individuals are prioritised due to … Continue reading “Cultural Fund”

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Cumberland and Westmorland Herald Fund

Funded by the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald. Who can apply? • groups benefiting people living in the Herald’s main circulation area (including Penrith, Appleby in Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen and Alston) • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • riding for the disabled … Continue reading “Cumberland and Westmorland Herald Fund”

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Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation

A fund for charitable organisations, in particular those supporting the vulnerable people in their community, in the Society’s operating area of Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Preston and Haltwhistle Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation was established in 1998. Who can apply? • registered charities, charitable voluntary organisations and self-help groups • national charities providing that they spend the … Continue reading “Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation”

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Cumberland Educational Foundation

The Foundation is a separate charity of which Cumbria Community Foundation is a trustee. Aims: • to support the education of young people Supports: • activities that educate young people aged under 25 who live or whose parents live in the former county of Cumberland (Copeland, Allerdale, Carlisle and the northern part of Eden districts) … Continue reading “Cumberland Educational Foundation”

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Cumbria Disaster Relief Fund

Help for individuals and families Grants may be made for charitable purposes to relieve hardship in Cumbria caused directly by local disasters e.g. flood. Who can apply? Individuals or families whose properties and contents have been damaged by a local disaster (whether insured or not) or who are suffering other hardship as a result of … Continue reading “Cumbria Disaster Relief Fund”

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Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund (Groups)

Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation and public donations. Grants may be made to individuals and families and to community organisations for charitable purposes to relieve hardship caused directly or indirectly by the storm and flooding which took place in December 2015 Who can apply? Voluntary and community groups who: • are providing immediate relief to … Continue reading “Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund (Groups)”

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Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 (Individuals)

Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation and donations from individuals, businesses, charitable trusts. Grants may be made to individuals and families for charitable purposes to relieve hardship caused directly or indirectly by the storm and flooding which took place in December 2015 How much can you apply for? • Hardship grants normally range between £500 and … Continue reading “Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015 (Individuals)”

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Cumbria Fund

Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation long term capital funds Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • singing for fun workshops • young carers’ ocean voyage • refurbishment of community centre • safety equipment • recruiting, training and supporting … Continue reading “Cumbria Fund”

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Cumbria Housing Partners Fund

Cumbria Housing Partners set up the fund to support projects that will help improve the lives of people in their members’ neighbourhoods. Applications are considered up to four times a year by the Employment & Skills Group. Who can apply? Community based organisations providing activities that benefit tenants and residents, and individuals living in the … Continue reading “Cumbria Housing Partners Fund”

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Cumbria Industries Amenities Fund

Grants for activities and equipment which support disabled people in Cumbria. Priority will be given to groups supporting vocational work and training in the Carlisle area. Background The original Cumbria Industries Amenities Fund was set up to assist the workers at the Workshops for the Blind in Carlisle. With the extension of the Workshop to … Continue reading “Cumbria Industries Amenities Fund”

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Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust

Background Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust provides support to Victims of crime who reside in Cumbria. Who can apply? • Any victim of crime who resides in Cumbria and has been affected by crime or antisocial behaviour. What the fund will support • Initiatives to assist victims to cope and recover from their experience • Initiatives … Continue reading “Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust”

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund

Background Created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m. The donor was a retired teacher who cared passionately about helping young people. Who can apply? • Groups helping young people aged 14-22 with particular emphasis on 14-16 year olds • Groups working with vulnerable and ‘at risk’ young people are particularly welcome. What the fund … Continue reading “Cumbria Young People’s Fund”

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Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)

Background Created through an anonymous legacy gift of £1.2m. The donor was a retired teacher who care passionately about helping young people. Individual Awards to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people in Cumbria by supporting study or vocational training Who can apply? • individuals aged 14-22 years living in Cumbria with … Continue reading “Cumbria Young People’s Fund (Individuals)”

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Doosan Babcock Community Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by Doosan Babcock Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Doosan Babcock’s employee residence (Allerdale, Copeland, Barrow and Carlisle) Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage … Continue reading “Doosan Babcock Community Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Dora Beeforth Memorial Fund

Grants to support young people from low income families to participate in sport and foreign travel. Background The Fund was established in memory of Dora Beeforth, the wife of the Foundation’s first Director. Dora was born in Cumbria and attended the Lakes School in Windermere. She enjoyed the outdoors, was a volunteer warden with the … Continue reading “Dora Beeforth Memorial Fund”

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Dowker Bindloss Fund

Grants for benefit of the residents of the town of Kendal for the relief of need, hardship or distress. Background The Dowker Bindloss Charity was formed in 1987 from the merger of two long-established charities: Miss Dowker’s Spinsters Hospital established in 1831 and the will of Agnes Sarah Bindloss set up in 1895. Trusteeship of … Continue reading “Dowker Bindloss Fund”

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Dulverton Trust Fund

The aim of the Dulverton Trust Fund is to support charitable activities addressing local needs throughout Cumbria. Who can apply? • Charitable voluntary and community groups throughout Cumbria. • Organisations who normally have an annual income of under £200,000 What will the fund support? • The fund seeks to assist youth opportunities, general welfare, conservation … Continue reading “Dulverton Trust Fund”

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Edmond Castle Educational Trust

For activities and equipment which support the education and training of disadvantaged young people in Cumbria for whom the grant would make all the difference (prioritising young people who are, or have been, looked after by Cumbria County Council) Funded by: Edmond Castle Educational Trust. The Community Foundation manages the application process and decisions are … Continue reading “Edmond Castle Educational Trust”

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Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund

The fund supports groups and organisations formed and led by local volunteers for whom a grant of under £5000 is a significant investment that will allow them to address local needs and/or create opportunities that make a real difference Projects must benefit of the inhabitants of the Parish of Kingstown Carlisle and the surrounding area. Who … Continue reading “Elizabeth Fell Memorial Trust Fund”

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English Lakes Hotels Trust Fund

English Lakes Hotels set up the fund to support employees of the business and local community projects Who can apply? • Individuals who are employed by English Lakes Hotel • Charitable organisations located in the businesses operating area What the fund will support: • Individuals where the aim is to reduce financial difficulty or promote … Continue reading “English Lakes Hotels Trust Fund”

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Evening Hill Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor. The fund aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grassroots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria, with a preference to rural areas Who can apply? • groups and organisations benefiting 16-25 year olds … Continue reading “Evening Hill Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

A fund for charitable activities for local communities located close to the Fairfield Wind Farm, Pica. Funded by Fairfield Windfarm Ltd, operated by EDF. Who can apply? Voluntary or community groups or local partnerships, which benefit the parishes of Parton, Lowca, Distington or Moresby What can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: • Environmental … Continue reading “Fairfield Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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Fryer Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by a private individual Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria Who can apply? • groups and organisations benefiting children and young people, with a preference for … Continue reading “Fryer Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Gibb Charitable Trust Fund

Vocational grants for students and trainees Background • the Trust was set up in the 1930s to enable incoming firms to train labour in what was the West Cumberland Development Area • the Trustees subsequently amended the criteria to assist students and trainees • the Trust’s assets were transferred to the Community Foundation in 2007 … Continue reading “Gibb Charitable Trust Fund”

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Grassroots Grants Fund – Barrow

Funded by individuals Aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in the Barrow district Aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue … Continue reading “Grassroots Grants Fund – Barrow”

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Grassroots Grants Fund – Cumbria

Funded by a number of donations from individuals and businesses to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities across the county. How much can you apply for? • There is no minimum or maximum grant, although they would normally be under £1,000 Who can apply? • Community organisations helping people facing disadvantage Please … Continue reading “Grassroots Grants Fund – Cumbria”

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Grassroots Grants Fund – West Cumbria

Funded by a number of donations from individuals and businesses to provide small grants to tackle disadvantage and strengthen communities across West Cumbria. How much can you apply for? • There is no minimum or maximum grant, although they would normally be under £1,000 Who can apply? • Community organisations helping people facing disadvantage Please … Continue reading “Grassroots Grants Fund – West Cumbria”

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Gurney Charitable Trust

The Gurney Charitable Trust is a grant-giving trust that supports small, locally-focused charities in Northern Cumbria, with a priority in and around the village of Ireby. Grants will also be considered from areas extending to Keswick & Cockermouth and Aspatria & Wigton. Who can apply? • Registered charities • Community interest companies (limited by guarantee … Continue reading “Gurney Charitable Trust”

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Hackney & Leigh Fund

Funded by Hackney & Leigh Ltd Aim: to support small, voluntary and community groups and organisations enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people within the region Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly … Continue reading “Hackney & Leigh Fund”

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Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund

Funded by Hellrigg Windfarm, operated by Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy). A grant available for charitable activities for communities located close to the Hellrigg Wind Farm. This fund meets once a year and applications will be decided around November. Who can apply? • A voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit Silloth or the … Continue reading “Hellrigg Community Benefit Fund”

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High Pow Community Fund

A grant available to the Parish of Boltons to take local action that contributes to tackling climate change Funded by Cornwall Light & Power Company Ltd Who can apply? • a voluntary or community group or a local partnership Priorities: Projects and initiatives that promote or implement: • sustainable use of energy and energy efficiency … Continue reading “High Pow Community Fund”

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High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund

Easy to access grants for groups working with young people. This fund is Donor advised. Funded by money raised by Cumbrian High Sheriffs during their year in office. Who can apply? • groups helping young people facing disadvantage • priority will be given to groups whose activities primarily target young people involved with crime or … Continue reading “High Sheriff’s Crimebeat Fund”

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Holehird Trust Fund

Supporting Westmorland residents* Funded by the Holehird Trust, of which Cumbria County Council is Trustee Who can apply? • voluntary and community organisations in Cumbria supporting residents of the former County of Westmorland Priority will be given to projects benefiting one or more of the following groups: • elderly people • disabled people • children … Continue reading “Holehird Trust Fund”

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HSBC Fund

Easy-to-access grants for groups who want to take local actions that contribute to tackling global and environmental issues. Funded by the HSBC Bank plc who have donated funds to the Cumbria Community Foundation since 2000. The HSBC Environment Fund is expected to generate about £2,000 for grant making each year. Who can apply? • organisations … Continue reading “HSBC Fund”

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Hunter Davies Fund

For activities and equipment which support the further education of young people in Cumbria for whom the grant would make all the difference. Background: The donor advised fund has been set up by Hunter Davies to help young people further their education into University. It also provides funding support to the Lakeland Book of the … Continue reading “Hunter Davies Fund”

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Janetta Topsy Laidlaw Fund

Grants to support older people in Carlisle District. Funded by a bequest from the estate of Janetta T Laidlaw. Janetta, who died in January 2007, was an occupational health specialist who prior to her retirement was employed by the Cumbria Health Authority. She was a compassionate, generous person, expressing a wish that a trust be … Continue reading “Janetta Topsy Laidlaw Fund”

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Johnson Fund

Funded by private individuals to support projects that promote life skills of young people to fulfil their potential, artistic excellence in young people and support for carers of people with dementia. Who can apply? • Young individuals • Voluntary and community groups Priority will be given to projects that • Promote life skills • Support … Continue reading “Johnson Fund”

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Joyce Wilkinson Trust Fund

Grants for charitable activities in the former county of Cumberland with a strong preference for groups in and adjacent to the parishes of Rosley and Westward Background • the Trust was created by Joyce Wilkinson who lived in Rosley and Westward all her life, enjoyed village life and did a lot of work for her … Continue reading “Joyce Wilkinson Trust Fund”

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Kipling Fund for Older People

Easy-to-access grants for small projects Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation long term capital funds Who can apply? • groups helping older people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • singing for fun workshops • recruiting, training and supporting volunteers • performing arts • informal learning … Continue reading “Kipling Fund for Older People”

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Kipling Fund for Younger People

Easy-to-access grants for small projects Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation long term capital funds Who can apply? • groups helping younger people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome Examples of activities supported: • equipment for a family group • funding to provide uniforms • music and arts projects Priority … Continue reading “Kipling Fund for Younger People”

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Kirkby Moor Community Fund

A fund for charitable activities for local communities located close to the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm.  Funded by Kirkby Moor Wind Farm, operated by Innogy Renewables UK Ltd (innogy). Who can apply? • voluntary or community groups or local partnerships which benefit communities less than six kilometres from the wind farm including Beanthwaite, Broughton Beck, Broughton … Continue reading “Kirkby Moor Community Fund”

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Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Grants Fund

Easy-to-access grants for project or continuation funding for groups Funded by Lamont Pridmore Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in West Cumbria (Allerdale & Copeland) Who can apply? • … Continue reading “Lamont Pridmore Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Lawrence Fund

Funded by a private individual Who can apply? • Individuals & Charitable Organisations Priority will be given to projects that support: • Young talented musicians • Music Therapy • Education in Horticulture or gardening Grant making priorities: • Supporting talented young individuals to cover additional costs of tuition. • Organisations providing music therapy for dementia … Continue reading “Lawrence Fund”

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Liddle Thomson Community First Fund

Funded by a private individual. The Liddle Thomson Community First Fund aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Carlisle and the North Allerdale area. Who can apply? • Groups and organisations working with … Continue reading “Liddle Thomson Community First Fund”

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Live the Dream Fund

A fund to raise career aspirations of young people in West Cumbria by enabling access to study or vocational training. This programme supports Sellafield’s Socio-economic strategy. Background 2008 marked the end of BNFL’s ownership of the Sellafield site in West Cumbria. To celebrate their role over the years and to leave a continuing legacy, the … Continue reading “Live the Dream Fund”

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Mary Grave Trust Fund

Easy to access grants for young people (11-21 yrs) wanting support to travel abroad. Funded by the Mary Grave Trust and administered by Cumbria Community Foundation. Who can apply? Individuals 11-21 years (must have attended full time education within the last two years) • living in the old county of Cumberland • priority given to … Continue reading “Mary Grave Trust Fund”

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Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by one of the Foundation’s former Trustees. Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Cumbria, with a preference to North Cumbria Who can apply? • groups helping people … Continue reading “Moorhouse Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Nuvia Fund

Easy to access grants for groups in and around the Nuvia site (West Cumbria) that promote the long term sustainability of the area Funded by Nuvia Limited Nuvia’s grant making resources are allocated to youth and/or environmental issues to promote a sustainable improvement in and around the areas local to Nuvia site and project activities. … Continue reading “Nuvia Fund”

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Older People’s Fund

Funded by anonymous donor Who can apply? • Organisations seeking to provide services for older people which will lead to a reduction in social isolation and increase local community participation Examples of activities supported include: • Provision of advice and guidance to older people • Development of ‘befriending’ and other related services • Organisation of … Continue reading “Older People’s Fund”

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Quarry Hill Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria, with a preference to North Allerdale Who can apply? • groups and organisations working with young … Continue reading “Quarry Hill Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund

Grants available to communities undertaking activities that contribute to reducing the effects of climate change and benefit the local community Funded by an annual donation from E.ON UK, the Robin Rigg off-shore wind farm developer Who can apply? Voluntary or community groups or community partnerships that operate in West Allerdale (Workington to Silloth and inland … Continue reading “Robin Rigg West Cumbria Fund”

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Roselands Trust

Grants for charitable activities in the county of Cumbria. Funded by an anonymous private donor. Who can apply? • Charitable groups helping people facing disadvantage, particularly those supporting older adults and people with learning difficulties. The Trust will not normally fund: • computers • expeditions • individuals, unless directed by the donor • non-charitable sports … Continue reading “Roselands Trust”

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Rowan Community First Fund

Funded by an anonymous donor. The Rowan Community First Fund aims to support social action at a local level in Cumbria. The focus will be unemployment training, the elderly and children. Half of the income to be distributed in Eden District Who can apply? • volunteer led grassroots groups • applications from new and small groups … Continue reading “Rowan Community First Fund”

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Russell Armer Fund

Easy-to-access grants for small projects and groups Funded by Russell Armer Ltd Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups are particularly welcome • you must be in one of these areas: Kendal, Grange over Sands Examples of activities supported: • new first responder groups • inclusive … Continue reading “Russell Armer Fund”

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Shepley Group Grants

The fund supports small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Shepley Engineering’s employee residence (Allerdale, Copeland, Barrow and Carlisle) Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small … Continue reading “Shepley Group Grants”

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Solway Fund

Grants to enable children and young adults to develop skills that equip them for adult life Funded by an anonymous donor Who can apply? • charitable groups helping children and young adults in the Maryport and Workington areas Examples of activities the Fund would will support: • mentoring and peer support • accredited and non-accredited training … Continue reading “Solway Fund”

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Staff 10th Anniversary Fund

Easy-to-access grants for small projects Funded by Cumbria Community Foundation long term capital funds What will the fund support? • activities and equipment which support disadvantaged people in Cumbria • projects that improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of local communities • the fund prefers to support smaller projects where its contribution may make … Continue reading “Staff 10th Anniversary Fund”

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Stobbart Group Grassroots Grants Fund

The fund aims to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in West Cumbria (Allerdale & Copeland) Who can apply? • groups helping people facing disadvantage • applications from new and small groups … Continue reading “Stobbart Group Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Strummer Calling Community First Fund

The fund will support groups and organisations formed and led by local volunteers for whom a grant of under £5000 is a significant investment that will allow them to address local needs and/or create opportunities that make a real difference. Who can apply? • Volunteer led grassroots groups who support their communities • applications from new … Continue reading “Strummer Calling Community First Fund”

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Swales Trust Fund

The Swales Trust Fund aims to give support to students being educated for the farming, forestry and horticultural industry, funded by the Trustees of the Swales Trust. Who can apply? Priority will be for students studying in Cumbria but also available to people who live in Cumbria but are studying outside the county at appropriate … Continue reading “Swales Trust Fund”

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Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

A fund for not for profit or charitable activities for local communities located close to the Tallentire Wind Farm Funded by RES Who can apply? • a voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit the parishes of Bridekirk, Blindcrake, Gilcrux, and Plumbland What can be funded? Charitable, community activities that are: • … Continue reading “Tallentire Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund”

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Thomas Graham Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people throughout Cumbria, with a preference for the Carlisle and surrounding area Who can apply? • groups … Continue reading “Thomas Graham Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Ullswater Grassroots Grants Fund

Funded by a private individual Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grassroots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in Cumbria with preference given to Eden (particularly Ullswater & Penrith) Who can apply? • groups benefiting a wide … Continue reading “Ullswater Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Violet Laidlaw Fund

Background • Grants to support homeless people in Carlisle District • Funded by a bequest from the estate of Violet Laidlaw, formerly of Scotby and Carlisle. Violet studied home economics and the nursing of sick children. Her philosophy was to be considerate to others, always finding the good points in people and never passing judgement. … Continue reading “Violet Laidlaw Fund”

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Westmorland Arts Trust

Enabling the residents of the former county of Westmorland to experience the highest quality of music, drama and the visual arts Background: Westmorland Arts Trust was set up in 1996 by the provisions in the will of Dr Elizabeth Kemp. Its object is the education of the public in the arts of music, drama and … Continue reading “Westmorland Arts Trust”

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Westmorland Limited Fund

  Grants to support community projects brought forward by Westmorland Limited staff Funded by Westmorland Limited Applications to be put forward by a staff member of Westmorland LTD Purpose of the Fund: • to support community projects in the travel to work area for Westmorland Limited, especially the communities of Tebay, Orton, Shap, Penrith, Kirkby … Continue reading “Westmorland Limited Fund”

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William Milburn Charitable Trust Community First Fund

The Trust aims to support groups and organisations within the parish of Brampton and surrounding areas. Examples are Castle Carrock, Hethersgill, Askerton, Lanercost, Scaleby, Upper Denton, Walton & Farlam. It will support projects that will help address local needs and/or create opportunities within the area that make a real difference to people in need and the … Continue reading “William Milburn Charitable Trust Community First Fund”

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Wing Cdr. H. Thompson MBE & Rev. J. L. Green Grassroots Grants Fund

Aim: • to support small voluntary and community groups and organisations (grass roots groups) enabling them to continue or expand their work including advocacy, community voice and service provision for local people in the Barrow district Who can apply? • youth groups providing training in leadership, self-discipline, life skills and experience and respect for the … Continue reading “Wing Cdr. H. Thompson MBE & Rev. J. L. Green Grassroots Grants Fund”

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Winscales Moor Community Benefit Fund

A fund for not for profit or charitable activities for local communities located close to the Winscales Wind Farm Funded by Winscales Moor Windfarm Ltd, c/o Entap Who can apply? • A voluntary or community group or a local partnership which benefit the parishes of: Winscales, Great Clifton and Little Clifton What can be funded? … Continue reading “Winscales Moor Community Benefit Fund”

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Winter Warmth Fund (Individuals)

Grants to help older people in Cumbria stay warm and healthy Funded by voluntary donations of the Winter Fuel Allowance payments, individual and local business donations plus fundraising from The Big Sleep event. Who can apply? Individuals aged 60 and over with the aim of reducing excess winter deaths and numbers of older people living … Continue reading “Winter Warmth Fund (Individuals)”

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Youth Social Action Fund

The aim of the fund is to increase volunteering, fundraising and campaigning amongst people aged between 10 and 20, and up to 25 for disabled young people Who can apply? • registered charities, constituted community groups and other charitable organisations including Social Enterprises and CICs • national organisations with local branches (with own management committee and … Continue reading “Youth Social Action Fund”

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