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:
- Plan for the future
We support over 50 groups a year to develop and implement their plans, including Community Led Planning and Neighbourhood Planning and Community Emergency Planning. We have resources, toolkits, guides, advice and over 100 community plans that you can see here
- Develop projects
We support over 200 community projects each year across a range of subjects, including specialist Community Buildings information and advice. Our Guidance Sheets and Toolkit and Workbooks, including a Guide to Funders, are also available for you to download and work through.
- Work with others
Many of the projects we support are featured in our Newsletters or in Case studies where you can see what other communities have done and with whom. Our Annual Reviews provide examples of the partnerships we work with
- Influence and change policy
We use what you tell us and our experience to advocate for and inform change. This comes together in our Publications, Research and in the News stories we promote. We also hold several events each year helping to share experiences and encourage best practice.