2020 March 25

Living With and Beyond Cancer

New Support Line – 01228 525197
We know that having a cancer diagnosis is a worrying time and even more so now with the current Covid19 pandemic.  Many people are having to isolate at a time when help and support is needed more than ever.

We can help
Our Support Line is open every Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30am and 4:30pm at all other times there is an answering service, which we check regularly.

Forces Link

Forces Link will continue to publish information on our social media pages – @ForcesLink Carlisle and Eden – Facebook and Twitter, keeping up to date with how services can be contacted and their offer of service during this period. Richie is still available via email Richard.hinson@cumbriacvs.org.uk and telephone on 01768 800 350 or 07458050141, for any enquiries from any of the ex-service community or their families looking for support or from organisations looking to support someone.

Focus on Funding

To download this weeks Funding Focus, featuring all the latest information on funding, click here: Focus on Funding 2_2_21

In the latest jam-packed edition you will find:

Details on the following ten (yes 10!) grant funding sources:

  • Cumbria Community Foundation including their #IWill Fund to encourage young people to get involved in volunteering, campaigning and fundraising
  • Money Saving Expert Charity Grants to develop financial skills for young people under 25 years of age
  • Swimathon Foundations – grants for organisations involved in swimming and aquatics
  • CRASH – Construction Industry support for homelessness or hospice charities

More Inside …

Supporting and Responding

Hi Everyone:
I hope you are all keeping well –  and your distance!!  Challenging times indeed – and it is clear they are going to get even more challenging.

A few things to report and offer:

Supporting the third sector
We have provided some input into an organisational survey to assess what voluntary organisations need to both keep going and to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF) will be circulating this in the next day or so: please try and give this 10-15 minutes: it will help us make the case for support and also save lives.


Cumbria CVS is involved in Support Cumbria which is an official collaboration of partners across Cumbria who are working together to provide community support to residents and organisations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Support Cumbria has a central database of potential volunteers in Cumbria who have registered their interest in volunteering for volunteering opportunities during Covid-19.
Support Cumbria has the potential to reach a large number of new volunteers (via the database) and signpost them to Covid-19 volunteering opportunities.