Cumbria strikes it BIG!

I am delighted to announce that Cumbria CVS, in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) has been successful in securing £1million of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient. The funding comes in the wake of the devastating floods of December 2015 and will be used to assist local people, communities and organisations to prepare for similar events in the future.

Cumbria Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Reference Group

Cumbria Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Reference Group was set up almost 12 years ago to provide coordinated third sector engagement with our partners in statutory services and to ensure the voice and representation of the third sector (children, young people and families) on key strategic decision making boards and working groups like the Children’s Trust Board and the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Board and to develop joint working for the benefit of our clients and service users.

The Hub – Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of people in Eden

The extended Hub services at Sandgate Resource Centre, Penrith were officially opened by Colin Cox, Director of Public Health at a launch event on Monday 26 September.

Representatives from around 50 organisations attended the launch and were able to promote their services and find out about the extended services offered by the Hub and the Place Based Services Helpline. David Allford from Cumbria Community Foundation spoke about the small grants funding opportunities for organisations and groups in Eden and throughout Cumbria. The Place Based Services Helpline continues to provide information and advice to people living in Furness, South Lakes and Carlisle as well as Eden.