ACRE - Action with Communities in Rural England
National body that supports sustainable rural community development
Allerdale Borough Council
Local Authority for Allerdale
Barrow Borough Council
Local Authority for Barrow
Carlisle City Council
Local Authority for Carlisle
The independant Government department which registers and regulates charities in England and Wales
Copeland Borough Council
Local Authority for Copeland
Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)
A local charity and social enterprise set up to promote sustainable development across Cumbria
Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC)
Information about Town and Parish Council and Parish Meetings in Cumbria
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Membership organisation for businesses in Cumbria, also providing business advice and support
Cumbria Community Foundation
Information on applying for grants and donating money in Cumbria
Cumbria County Council
Local Authority for Cumbria
Funding information and advice for community, voluntary and not-for-profit groups and organisations
Cumbria Equality Resource Centre
Information on BME, GBLT&Q, Disability and Interfaith news and events
Brings together existing research and analysis resources
Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency (CREA)
Independant business and environmental advice, consultancy and training for new and established businesses
Cumbria Rural Housing Trust
Provides housing needs and solutions for rural Cumbria
Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership
Information and support for Social Enterprises in Cumbria
Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust (CWMET)
Provides grant assistance to local community groups and organisations
Cumbria Youth Alliance
A network of voluntary youth organisations working with and for young people in Cumbria
Eden District Council
Local Authority for Eden
Business advice and support for new and established businesses
Gov.uk (replaces Business Link and Directgov)
Information for new and existing businesses
Lake District National Park Authority
Planning Authority for England's largest National Park
Lake District National Park Partnership
Developers of the management Plan for National Park
Information for people in the Millom area whether resident, visiting or planning to visit
RDPE Cumbria (Fells & Dales and Solway, Border & Eden)
Funding and support for farmers, growers, foresters, land owners, rural businesses and rural communities
Rural Women’s Network
A network set up to support Cumbrian Women in Business
South Lakeland District Council
Local Authority for South Lakeland
West Cumbria Development Agency
Support organisation providing advice, information and development support services to clubs, projets and groups that are mainly volunteer led
A one off celebration of community innovation in memory of our colleague Geoff Brown who was a renowned innovator and worked for, and with ACT for many years.
This £100 award will be made to a project in recognition of the work of a team or individual that has in the year 2018/19
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) launched the new Cumbria & Lancaster Community Led Housing Hub at an event in Glenridding Village Hall last week (Thursday 18 July). Speakers included Jo Lavis of the National Community Land Trust Network and Phill Roberts of Keswick Youth Centre Services.
ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) are delighted to welcome Gareth Douglas-Brown and Katie Milburn to their growing team as two new Development Officers, this takes the small - but perfectly formed - team size to seven members of staff. Gareth has taken on his home patch of West Cumbria and will continue the fantastic work delivered by his predecessor Rose Lord.
The Lakeland Canoe Club are based in Kendal and has been in existence for sixty-seven years they have fifty-two members from around the South Lakes who regularly paddle with them. Over the past five years they have become much more active in river and sea kayaking, having held club events on 153 days during 2018. Membership is being built slowly through an inclusive calendar of events.
In response to demand from prospective members they were successful in a grant bid to us (ACT) for Cumbria’s pilot Sport England’s Lace Up Project. This funding will provide a facility for those in rural communities to become more active in sport. Lakeland Canoe Club has purchased four new river kayak, paddles, spray decks, helmets and buoyancy aids as part of their 'Be Inspired, Kayaking For All’ project.
As the rural and community charity for Cumbria, ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) supports the recent national call for a rural strategy.
The Rural Economy inquiry report was published on 27 April, in it the Committee have called for a comprehensive national-level rural economic strategy, to be delivered locally via communities, councils and businesses.
ACRE Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund is now live - The Autumn 2018 budget announced that, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available £3m grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.
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