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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

Charity Commission

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

Cumbria CVS

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

Cumbria Observatory

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

Furness Enterprises

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

Millomweb

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

Business advice and support for new and established businesses

Young Cumbria

Support organisation providing advice, information and development support services to clubs, projets and groups that are mainly volunteer led

Latest News

Re Advertised - Vacancy West Coast Development Officer

1 March 2017

Re Advertised - Vacancy West Coast Development Officer

ACT champions community and rural issues and supports communities to: Plan for their future, Develop Projects, Work with others, and Influence and change policy.

We need a West Cumbria Development Officer for 22hrs per week, working within our small team, based in Penrith.

New ACT Trustees

21 February 2017

New ACT Trustees

/Portals/0/ACT Press Releases/2017-02-21 New Trustees PR.pdf?ver=2017-02-21-104044-950ACTion with communities in Cumbria champions community and rural issues and are welcoming two energetic, committed people to join our board of trustees. As a registered charity that has been functioning for almost 70 years, we need trustee board members who can use their local knowledge and understanding to think strategically about how best to support rural communities to thrive.

Our two new ACT Board members come from very different backgrounds and bring a diverse range of skillsets and expertise to the table. 

VACANCY - West Coast Development Officer

9 January 2017

VACANCY - West Coast Development Officer

ACT champions community and rural issues and supports communities to: Plan for their future, Develop Projects, Work with others, and Influence and change policy.

Due new funding we are looking to appoint a West Cumbria Development Officer for 22hrs per week, working within our small team, based in Penrith.

 

Big Lottery Fund pledges £1 million support to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient in the wake of the December floods

13 September 2016

Big Lottery Fund pledges £1 million support to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient in the wake of the December floods

The Big Lottery Fund has today announced a £1 million package to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient. This comes in the wake of December’s devastating floods, and will help local people, communities and organisations to prepare for similar events in the future.

The ‘Rebuilding Together’ programme will take place over the next 3 years, led by Cumbria CVS and delivered in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) – three local charities with a long history of working together to support Cumbrian communities and organisations.

Future support for community-led housing solutions

29 July 2016

Future support for community-led housing solutions

Across the country celebrations have been taking place as part of Rural Housing Week, to celebrate and promote community solutions to housing issues. ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) is taking this opportunity to promote the development of a new service to support communities in the future.

 

Support on hand for volunteers running Cumbria's village halls

29 July 2016

Support on hand for volunteers running Cumbria's village halls

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) has supported village halls for over 60 years with specialist advice and information and has now secured funding to provide help for hall volunteers until 2017.

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