• 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

  • ACT values and supports local people whilst enabling the development of resilience in individuals and the community

    Karen Dutton

    NHS North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board

  • Provides valuable information and advice for any group planning a project in Cumbria. An excellent bank of resources available. Friendly and helpful staff team with substantial knowledge and...

    Caronne Field

    St Thomas' Crosscrake Community Hub

  • They are always there when you need them with up todate advice and help

    Chris Battersby

    Eamont Village Hall

  • It’s a fantastic organisation doing important work and the staff are exceptional!

    Julia Wilson

  • 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

Latest News

Cumbria’s village halls encouraged to ‘go green’!

Cumbria’s village halls encouraged to ‘go green’!

18th March 2024

National Village Halls Week returns for its seventh year and is celebrating how halls can save energy and support initiatives that help with Net...

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Image: diagram showing ACT’s activities