• ACT champions community and rural issues

    ACT champions community and rural issues

  • Plan for their future

    ACT supports communities to: Plan for their future

  • Develop projects

    ACT supports communities to: Develop projects

  • Work with others

    ACT supports communities to: Work with others

  • Influence and change policy

    ACT supports communities to: Influence and change policy

  • We look forward to meeting you at one of our events

    We look forward to meeting you at one of our events

ACT - supporting communities since 1948

ACT is the rural and community development charity for Cumbria. We champion community and rural issues and support communities to:

What people say about ACT

  • Many thanks for the info - I don’t know how we would have managed without your guidance!

    Gay Kelly

    Community Hall at Grizebeck


  • Good advice is always available. We have benefitted greatly over the last 3 years from the support given by ACT

    Anne Holroyd

    Kirkby-in-Furness Community Centre


  • Though we have quite a lot of work to do, I think we both felt reassured and you have given us very useful pointers. We will work on everything, if we have concerns or queries, we’ll get back to you

    Gill Sykes

    Casterton Village Hall


  • Thank you for another fact filled, reassuring couple of hours of solid helpful information. Extremely useful, we really appreciate all the work you put in to make us aware of everything out there

    Vicky Welch

    Long Marton Village Institute


  • How you are all managing the keeping up is amazing and without you we will have been completely lost ! Many, many thanks

    Meg Layfield

    Finsthwaite & Lakeside Village Hall


  • Goodness me, where do I begin. What a fantastic resource you are! Relevant, practical and timely information

    Helen Fisher

    Botcherby Community Centre


Latest News

Let’s look at it differently

Let’s look at it differently

17th August 2022

We are always keen to help communities use new ways to talk about what matters to them. Working with Cumbria-based poet and author, Zosia Wand, to...

Image: diagram showing ACT’s activities