Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Community Foundation

Charity information

Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Community Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of community life for the people of Cumbria by:

• Promoting giving to enable the growth of a professionally managed long term capital fund

• Using its resources to make grants to voluntary groups that match the wishes of donors and community needs

• Being ready to respond quickly to new and emerging need

Founded 1999

  • Mission statement

    Sadly many people in Cumbria experience real hardship. For example:

    15% of children in the county live in households where neither the parents or guardians are in employment.

    27 of our communities fall within the 10% most deprived in the country according to the index of multiple deprivation.

    Eden District is the most rurally isolated district in England

    We have the slowest economic growth rate of any sub region in the UK, limiting career and job opportunities.

    Fortunately we have strong communities and over 3,500 charities and community organisations in Cumbria. Together they make a huge contribution to the quality of life we enjoy. These organisations do invaluable work supporting people facing disadvantage and helping young people maximise their potential. This is why we need you to give through the Foundation.

  • Aims

    Cumbria Community Foundation aims to:

    • Improving the lives of Disadvantaged Children and Families
    • Improving the life skills, education, employability and enterprise of disadvantaged people
    • Supporting Vulnerable Older People
    • Improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Cumbria
    • Strengthening and supporting fragile communities
  • Overview

    Established: May 1999

    Registered Charity Number: 1075120

    Board members: 20

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 7

    Phone number: 01900 825760

    Address: Dovenby Hall, Dovenby, Cockermouth CA13 0PN

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