• 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

  • 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

  • It puts me in touch with support and others involved with village halls

    Gavin Young

    Temple Sowerby Victory Hall

    31/01/2020

  • Supporting communities across Cumbria, especially in rural areas

    Ellen Clements

    Cumbria Community Foundation

    07/02/2020

  • It provides links to the other organisations and village halls, and it provides specialist advice and information

    Paul Diggle

    Wetheral Community Association

    14/02/2020

  • Interaction. Information sharing

    Michael McVeigh

    Copeland Borough Council

    17/01/2020

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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Community Buildings Coronavirus update for buildings in Tier 4

4th January 2021

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) has updated its information on Coronavirus for village halls and community buildings. This article...

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Image: diagram showing ACT’s activities