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So far this winter, we’ve raised £518,663 towards our £500,000 target. That’s 104% of the total.

Please donate to the Winter Warmth Fund. There are various ways to donate and every penny makes a difference, thank you.

1. Online  


2. Send a cheque

Please make cheques payable to Cumbria Community Foundation and write ‘Winter Warmth Fund’ on the back. Send cheques to our office; Cumbria Community Foundation, Dovenby Hall, Dovenby, Cockermouth, CA13 0PN.

If you are a taxpayer, please also send a Gift Aid Declaration.

3. Phone

Donate via credit/debit card over the phone by calling 01900 825760. Lines are open Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.

4. Fundraise

You can also support the Winter Warmth Appeal by organising your own fundraiser. We’ve created the Winter Warmth Appeal Fundraising Guide to help you.

4. Become a Match Challenge Champion

Each year, we run our own match funding challenge to encourage people to donate to the appeal. Pledges from our match funding champions create a pot, which is used to double donations, £1 for £1 over a found week period. It is a huge incentive and encourages new donors to come forward and existing donors to give more.

A huge thank you to this years match funding champions WCF Ltd, the John Laing Charitable Trust, Cumberland Council, The Hadfield Trust, Lake District Estates, Roselands Trust, Rural Getaways Ltd, Furness Building Society, Holiday Cottages, The Johnson Fund, Harvey Family Fund, and private donors. Please contact Jenny Benson, Director of Programmes & Partnerships if you want to know more about becoming a match funding champion this winter: or call 01900 825760.

Hear from our amazing Winter Warmth Appeal supporters here.