Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF)
Dovenby Hall, Dovenby, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PN
Telephone: 01900 825760

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Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF)


Connecting people who care with causes that matter

Cumbria Community Foundation exists to alleviate poverty and disadvantage and strengthen Cumbria’s communities by inspiring people who give us money with impactful and potentially life-changing projects. 


We are a key partner supporting the socio-economic aims of our corporate investors and have a long history of working with the nuclear industry in West Cumbria. Cumbria Community Foundation was launched in 1999 with a founding donation of £1million from the then BNFL. We currently manage more than 60 grant-making funds, which includes a number from the nuclear sector, including the Live the Dream Fund and the Shepley Group Grassroots Grants Fund. We managed the £3.5 million community investment from Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) Ltd, which awarded grants to community projects making a difference in West Cumbria.

Cumbria has a vibrant community and charitable sector, with 2,850 registered organisations (and a further 3,000 active groups) that employ over 9,000 FTE staff and involve more than 53,000 volunteers - one the highest levels of volunteering in the UK. Our grants target activities which include: children, culture, the arts and sport, older people, unpaid carers, people with disabilities, the unemployed, people on low incomes and young people.

Within our communities we have real poverty and disadvantage. We have one of the fastest growing populations of older people in the county,28,000 households are in fuel poverty, issues of housing affordability, low incomes for many people, rural isolation and poor access to servics,under-performing schools and pockets of significant deprivation in our towns and city.

There is an increasing requirement for energy and supply chain businesses to address socio-economic factors when tendering for contacts.  The Foundation helps businesses demonstrate their social responsibility by investing and managing charitable funds on their behalf which can be tailored to the specific interests of the business.  A fund at the Foundation proves a business is taking a strategic and structured approach to philanthropy and social investment.  Corporate membership of the Foundation also supports our work in attracting new funds, developing new funds and investing in communities. 

All fundholders and supporters benefit from our unrivalled understanding of communities and local organisations which we have gained from our 18 years of grant-making and investment in the community.

For further information contact Anne Meeghan, Development Assistant on 01900 825760 or


Philanthropic advice and guidance, Charitable Fund Management,  Grant Fund Administration, Charitable Trust Transfer, Legacies, Membership

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Cumbria Community Foundation wants to work with companies to help them reach their socio-economic goals.

Where to find us

Contact Name: Andy Beeforth

Telephone: 01900 825760


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