Useful links


Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)

National body that supports sustainable rural community development

Allerdale Borough Council

Local Authority for Allerdale

Anti Racist Cumbria

Tackling and ending racism through action and education to create a forward-thinking and actively anti-racist Cumbria; free from prejudice and systemic inequalities

AWAZ Cumbria

Providing support for formal/informal community groups and empowering the voice of BME people and communities (including migrant workers, Gypsy and Travellers)

Barrow Borough Council

Local Authority for Barrow

Carlisle City Council

Local Authority for Carlisle

Charity Commission

Independent Government department which registers and regulates charities in England and Wales

Churches Together in Cumbria

Local churches working together to make our community a better place for all and to share news, events and opportunities to work and volunteer with local churches

Copeland Borough Council

Local Authority for Copeland

Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS)

Cumbria's climate change and sustainability charity

Cumbria Association of Local Councils (CALC)

Not for profit membership organisation; representing, training and advising the parish (including town) councils of Cumbria

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

Membership organisation for businesses in Cumbria; providing business advice and support

Cumbria Community Foundation

Independent charity supporting investment in local communities across Cumbria via grants and donations

Cumbria County Council

Local Authority for Cumbria

Cumbria CVS

Cumbria CVS (Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service) offers help, advice, training and support to third sector groups throughout Cumbria

Cumbria Observatory

Brings together existing research and analysis resources throughout the county to provide information and intelligence for Cumbria

Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership

Networking and support organisation committed to increasing the formation, growth and sustainability of Cumbrian Social Enterprises

Cumbria Waste Management Environment Trust (CWMET)

Provide grant assistance to Parish Councils, local community groups and not for profit organisations for environmental and community projects

Cumbria Youth Alliance

Provide infrastructure support for organisations working with children, young people and families in Cumbria

Eden District Council

Local Authority for Eden


Government services and information

Lake District National Park Authority

Planning Authority for Lake District National Park

LGBThq Cumbria

Cumbria's home for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other information & advice services

Multicultural Cumbria

Enable, engage and empower diasporas to create a truly multicultural county; to break down barriers and promote a diversity of cultures 

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