Useful links


ACRE - Action with Communities in Rural England

National body that supports sustainable rural community development

Allerdale Borough Council

Local Authority for Allerdale

Barrow Borough Council

Local Authority for Barrow

Carlisle City Council

Local Authority for Carlisle

Charity Commission

The independant Government department which registers and regulates charities in England and Wales

Copeland Borough Council

Local Authority for Copeland

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)

A local charity and social enterprise set up to promote sustainable development across Cumbria

Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC)

Information about Town and Parish Council and Parish Meetings in Cumbria

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Membership organisation for businesses in Cumbria, also providing business advice and support

Cumbria Community Foundation

Information on applying for grants and donating money in Cumbria

Cumbria County Council

Local Authority for Cumbria

Cumbria CVS

Funding information and advice for community, voluntary and not-for-profit groups and organisations

Cumbria Equality Resource Centre

Information on BME, GBLT&Q, Disability and Interfaith news and events

Cumbria Observatory

Brings together existing research and analysis resources

Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership

Information and support for Social Enterprises in Cumbria

Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust (CWMET)

Provides grant assistance to local community groups and organisations

Cumbria Youth Alliance

A network of voluntary youth organisations working with and for young people in Cumbria

Eden District Council

Local Authority for Eden (replaces Business Link and Directgov)

Information for new and existing businesses

Lake District National Park Authority

Planning Authority for England's largest National Park

South Lakeland District Council

Local Authority for South Lakeland

South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP)

The South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership is composed of interested representatives from the private, public and third sectors

West Cumbria Development Agency

Business advice and support for new and established businesses

Young Cumbria

Support organisation providing advice, information and development support services to clubs, projects and groups that are mainly volunteer led.