ACTion with Communities in Cumbria is the community development organisation and Rural Community Council for Cumbria with 70 years of experience assisting communities to achieve their aspirations.
ACT champions community and rural issues.
- We support communities to plan for their future, develop projects, work with others, and influence and change policy.
- We are active in rural areas among communities affected by disadvantage whether this is economic, social or physical.
- We provide practical advice and support, deliver training, and offer independent facilitation.
Read our 2016 - 2017 Annual Report or visit the What We Do page to find out more about current and previous ACT projects including our work with Community Buildings and Community Led Planning groups.
Visit our Resources and Publications. page offering support on a range of community activity: guidance sheets, case studies, workbooks, toolkits, and the ACT Gazette newsletter.
You can Join us by becoming an ACT Member or ACT Supporter (it’s free!) and follow us on Twitter @ACTCumbria.
Visit the Staff and Trustees pages for profiles of our staff, trustees, president and vice president.
ACT uses evidence gathered through its community development activities to influence policy and decision making, locally and nationally.
ACT was established as a community development organisation owned by the people of Cumbria in 1948, find out more in ACT History.
ACT is one of thirty eight members of the national ACRE network (Action with Communities in Rural England). To find out more about ACRE, visit www.acre.org.uk.
ACT is a community development organisation: Good community development is action that helps people to recognise and develop their ability and potential and organise themselves to respond to problems and needs which they share. Good community development supports the establishment of strong communities that control and use assets to help improve the quality of community life. It also enables community and public agencies to work together to improve the quality of government.'