ACT Annual Review - An Annual Review is produced each year for ACT's Annual General Meeting, giving details of the charity's activities and finances for the preceding year. Read our latest Annual Review to learn more about ACT.
ACT Gazette – ACT's quarterly newsletter providing information on Community Led Planning and Development, Community Buildings, ACT project updates and other news.
Case Studies – Stories from around Cumbria that may help inspire your community projects (written & film)
Community Led Plans - Completed Plans from across Cumbria.
Community Buildings Directory - Search here for facility and contact details for many village halls and community buildings in Cumbria
Guidance Sheets – Short guidance sheets covering a range of topics including Community Led Planning. More generic guidance will also be of use to all types of community projects.
Parish Profiles – Bringing together up to date quantitative data for individual parishes in Cumbria, each report is broken down into the following themes: Social and cultural; Equity and prosperity; Economy; Housing and the built environment; Transport and connectivity; Services; Environmental; and Governance.
Research & Other Publications – ACT uses the evidence collected through its work with communities, research activities, and partnership activity with others to produce a range of publications on issues affecting rural communities.
Toolkits and Workbooks – More in depth guidance materials covering specific topics including Questionnaire guidance, Emergency Planning and Community Exchanges. A series of Workbooks takes groups through the process of Getting Going, Business Planning, Budgeting, Marketing, and Working with Volunteers.
Members of the Cumbria Village Halls Network got together last week for a free workshop on using websites and social media. The group met in the cosy community room at Dufton Village Hall, using their recently installed broadband. With help from web-designer Phil Guest, the workshop was a whistle-stop tour of what makes a good website and how to make best use of social media for promotion.
The Village Halls Network is a way for committee members and trustees of community buildings across Cumbria to share practical ideas, relevant experience and to ask for help and advice. Members get together periodically, as well as supporting each other remotely.
Not only have the dedicated volunteers at Hunsonby Community Centre raised £300,000 to refurbish their community building, they’ve also been awarded a nationally recognised Hallmark quality standard for good governance.
Ofgem is carrying out a call for evidence for households who are not connected to the electricity distribution network, which we know at ACT is an issue for a significant number of Cumbrian residents
On the 13th November it is World Kindness Day, so as part of the #KindCumbria campaign we’ll be encouraging people to think about random acts of kindness and celebrating this on 13th November with our own very special 'Kind Cumbria Day'. Read more to find out how you can get involved.
The census rehearsal is in full swing and residents are being urged to complete their questionnaires online or at a community hub in Carlisle. The rehearsal will enable the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to test some of the systems and processes it has put in place ahead of the digital-first 2021 Census.
Join our dedicated team of community development staff. You will predominately be working with communities in Allerdale and Copeland. Flexible 22 - 28 hours per week – starting salary of £23,836 per annum, pro rata. The office is based in Penrith with options to work from home after probationary period.
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