• 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

  • 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

    05/05/2021

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

    Helen Fisher

    Botcherby Community Centre

    13-04-2021

  • Their ongoing support and guidance, especially through the Covid-19 period, has been invaluable. We would have struggled to re-open and operate in compliance with rapidly changing regulations

    Hilary

    St Bees Village Hall

    14/04/2021

  • I became an ACT Supporter a while back and it has been one of the best decisions I made! ACT staff are extremely knowledgeable and helpful

    Hilary

    St Bees Village Hall

    31/03/2021

  • Funding for hall improvements. Involve you in the village

    Jane Launchberry

    Appleby Transport Group

    22/01/2020

  • Phew!!! Someone who understands. Thank You!

    Sue Nicholls

    Rookhow Quaker Meeting House & Bunkbarn

    06/02/2020

Latest News

Rural charities to celebrate 100 years of village halls

Rural charities to celebrate 100 years of village halls

11th January 2021

Village Halls Week 2021 will recognise the contribution England’s 10,000+ halls have made to rural communities since the 1920s.The...

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Image: diagram showing ACT’s activities