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Cumbria Community Foundation
Cumbria Community Foundation
Cumbria Covid-19 Response Fund

Cumbria Covid-19 Response Fund

Why we need your help

We have set up a fund to help charitable groups deal with emerging issues from Coronavirus (COVID-19).
As the virus spreads across the county, those who are vulnerable will be hardest hit and in times of crisis, many people turn to charities for support.
Like other sectors, Cumbria’s charitable organisations are likely to face challenges in the coming weeks and months.
There will be an increase in demand for their services while they are already under resourced and at capacity, with some having to completely change the way they operate. Many are reliant on volunteers and will struggle if they must self-isolate, become ill or have caring responsibilities. Many will also see a drop in their income due to cancelled fundraising events and reduced rental and activity income.
The Cumbria COVID-19 Response Fund provides funding to charitable projects across the county who are supporting people affected by the deadly virus to help them deal with emerging issues from Coronavirus.
Cumbria Community Foundation has contributed £100,000 to the Fund.
We aim to provide support for the following (this is not an exhaustive list):
  • support activities that help vulnerable people self-isolating
  • community response coordination
  • volunteer costs
  • additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat child hunger
  • support to counter the loss of contract income and fundraising for organisations providing support for vulnerable groups

For more information and to view what projects have been supported so far, please visit:


raised towards 3,000,000.00 target


How you can support us

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Fundraise in support

Create a fundraising page in support of Cumbria Covid-19 Response Fund and make a real impact


Lakeland Trails and inov-8

Stay at Home Staveley virtual run on May 9th

Laurie Crayston

Virtual Coast to Coast Cycle

AHP Wainwright Challenge

AHP Wainwright Challenge

Alison Marrs

Head shave

Lancaster University Squash Club

Lancaster University Squash Club


Mar 21, 2021


Feb 01, 2021


(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Dec 24, 2020

Sue Macgregor

A small contribution towards further work,.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Dec 18, 2020

On behalf of Baines Wilson LLP


Dec 17, 2020


(plus 17.50 giftaid)

Dec 16, 2020


(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 16, 2020

Lindsay Berry

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 08, 2020

Dodd and Co

Dec 04, 2020


A contribution to your winter heating funds

Dec 04, 2020


(plus 25.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 1,906,591.18

Direct donations


Raised offline 1,826,137.00

Fundraising pages


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