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New report highlights issues facing rural Cumbria

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) has issued a new report to improve the understanding of key issues affecting Cumbria’s rural residents. The State of Rural Cumbria Report uses up to date statistical data, including the 2011 Census, to explore issues such as: An ageing population; Too few young people; Disadvantage; Health; and Rural Living.

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Church guide and directory on welfare changes welcomed by partners

Churches Together in Cumbria and the Lancaster Diocesan Faith and Justice Commission have produced a guide to the welfare reform benefits
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ACT Christmas Opening Hours

ACT usual opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9am - 4.15pm, and Friday 9am - 4.45pm.

Christmas and New Year:
Please note we will be closed from 4.45pm Friday 20th December and will re-open 9am on Monday 6th January 2014.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all at ACTion with Communities in Cumbria.
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User friendly data supports rural communities

Rural communities need evidence about their area to be able to plan and fund their projects. From this week ACTion with communities in Cumbria is making Parish Profiles, packed with information and statistics, available for free on their website
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Defra £6m investment in rural communities pays off

A £6m Government investment has enabled England’s 38 rural community councils (RCCs) to pull in an additional £15m in funding, a new report has evaluated.

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) commissioned the independent report to evaluate the first two years of a four-year agreement with Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), the national umbrella body for RCCs.

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Community Buildings benefit from sharing ideas

Volunteers from Community Buildings across Cumbria enjoyed a recent training event held by ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, in Penrith.
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Grant supports community lunches in Skirwith

Skirwith Village Hall has been awarded £10,000 from a Community Health and Wellbeing programme to improve their kitchen facilities and support their regular community lunches. The programme offers development support and grants for community-led health and wellbeing projects across Eden and in the Keswick area, and is delivered by ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, in partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation...
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Village halls across Cumbria clear on support needs

Village Halls across the County have told ACT they need four main things to be effective. In response, ACT is changing it Community Buildings Support Service, including new free Community Buildings Events. The first event is on 2nd October near Keswick...
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ACT encourages all to sign Rural Fair Share petition

ACT encourages all our members, supporters, and partners to download and sign the Rural Fair Share petition.

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Rural communities need expert help to tackle problems

A new Commons Committee report says people living in the countryside must be given the support they need to help themselves.
Number of views: 1026
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