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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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Free legal support for charities and social enterprises in Cumbria

Free legal support for charities and social enterprises in Cumbria

12th March 2024

ACT is delighted to be able to share and support this offer from Wrigleys solicitors: Are you a charity, social enterprise or...

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Lake Champlain Basin Programme: What can we learn for Windermere?

Lake Champlain Basin Programme: What can we learn for Windermere?

12th March 2024

Many thanks to everyone who joined us in Ambleside or online to hear about The Lake Champlain Basin...

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Are you looking for ways to reduce loneliness in your local community?

Are you looking for ways to reduce loneliness in your local community?

12th March 2024

In 2022, 49.63% of adults (25.99 million people) in the UK reported feeling lonely occasionally, sometimes, often or always. Approximately 7.1% of...

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The ACT Blog: Celebrating Village Halls

The ACT Blog: Celebrating Village Halls

12th March 2024

ACT has been supporting Cumbrian communities for over 75 years and one constant throughout that time has been our support for village and...

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West Cumbria to start a People-Powered Joy Revolution

West Cumbria to start a People-Powered Joy Revolution

6th March 2024

People from across West Cumbria are being asked to make decisions on the future of culture and creativity in the area and how money is...

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Come and work with us!

Come and work with us!

5th February 2024

Come and work for ACT.  We are recruiting a Support and Development Officer to support the team and get involved in some development...

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The ACT Blog: Community Action on Water Quality

The ACT Blog: Community Action on Water Quality

19th January 2024

Lots of people are talking about water quality in Cumbria and around the country. ACT is working with people and organisations in the Windermere...

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New Year, New Skill

New Year, New Skill

19th January 2024

Cumbria Adult Learning offers a variety of courses across the county. There are options to learn online, at their centre or they can come to your...

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Battery storage at village halls - check with insurer

Battery storage at village halls - check with insurer

17th January 2024

Do you have battery storage at your hall or is this something you’re planning? Don’t forget to check with your insurer as they may have additional...

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Boost for affordable homes in rural Cumbria

Boost for affordable homes in rural Cumbria

16th January 2024

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) is delivering a new Rural Housing Enabling Service in Cumbria. The Service is being developed throughout...

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Don’t boycott your rural Post Office

Don’t boycott your rural Post Office

16th January 2024

I’m sure many of you feel outraged about the treatment of the Post masters and Post mistresses by Post Office Limited, in the Horizon computer...

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Head to a Warm Spot near you this winter

Head to a Warm Spot near you this winter

16th January 2024

Residents in Cumberland looking for somewhere to warm up and have a hot drink and a chat will be able to choose from a number of “warm spots” this...

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Zero VAT on ESMs for village halls from 1st Feb

Zero VAT on ESMs for village halls from 1st Feb

12th January 2024

New regulations for reduced VAT on ESMs (Energy Saving Materials) come into force on 1st February 2024. Village and community halls are...

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Register your hall for Village Halls Week

Register your hall for Village Halls Week

11th January 2024

#VillageHallsWeek returns in 2024 to celebrate village halls 'going green'! Village Halls Week is a national annual campaign, shining a...

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Raise funds for your hall with holiday bookings

Raise funds for your hall with holiday bookings

10th January 2024

Holidays, weekend trips, and hotel stays can all provide unrestricted additional funding for your village hall. Travel companies...

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The Lake Champlain Basin Programme: What can we learn for Windermere?

The Lake Champlain Basin Programme: What can we learn for Windermere?

University of Cumbria, Ambleside Campus

Starts: Thu 22nd February 2024, 7.00 pm

Ends: Thu 22nd February 2024, 9.00 pm

“The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is a Congressionally-designated initiative to...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 10th February 2024, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 10th February 2024, 12.00 pm

Planning improvement work at your hall? Whether you’re just at the idea stage or looking for...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 9th December 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 9th December 2023, 12.00 pm

Join us at our next free Community Buildings Event where the topic will be how to find,...

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Save The Date - Presentation of the research results on the Appetite to travel differently in and around the Lake District

Save The Date - Presentation of the research results on the Appetite to travel differently in and around the Lake District

Online via Zoom

Starts: Fri 24th November 2023, 9.30 am

Ends: Fri 24th November 2023, 11.00 am

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria is working with the Lake District National Park Partnership...

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 18th October 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 18th October 2023, 11.30 am

You are cordially invited to join us at the ACT Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Starts: Sat 7th October 2023, 10.00 am

Join us for our next free online Community Buildings Event where we'll be welcoming guest...

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75th Anniversary Celebration - Then and Now

75th Anniversary Celebration - Then and Now

Sunbeams Music Trust, Stoller House, Redhills Penrith CA11 0DT

Starts: Fri 8th September 2023, 1.30 pm

Ends: Fri 8th September 2023, 4.00 pm

What was happening for your community in 1948? ACTion...

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Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and visitors?

Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and visitors?

Online via Zoom

Starts: Mon 24th July 2023, 7.00 pm

Ends: Mon 24th July 2023, 8.00 pm

Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and...

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Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and visitors?

Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and visitors?

Online via Zoom

Starts: Thu 20th July 2023, 4.30 pm

Ends: Thu 20th July 2023, 5.30 pm

Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and...

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The Lake Annecy story

The Lake Annecy story

Machesi Centre, Holly Road, Windermere LA23 2AF

Starts: Wed 19th July 2023, 6.15 pm

We have been offered a larger meeting space for this event, so there are a few more...

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Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and visitors?

Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and visitors?

Online Via Zoom

Starts: Tue 18th July 2023, 10.30 am

Ends: Tue 18th July 2023, 11.30 am

Do you want to join a focus group on travel and transport in the Lake District for locals and...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Braithwaite Institute, Braithwaite, Keswick

Starts: Sat 8th July 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 8th July 2023, 2.00 pm

Join us for our next Community Buildings event at Braithwaite Institute, near Keswick. We’re...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 20th May 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 20th May 2023, 12.00 pm

Be Capital Funding Ready! Join us at our next free online Community...

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ACT Lottery Funding Surgery

ACT Lottery Funding Surgery

Braithwaite Institute, Braithwaite, Keswick

Starts: Tue 25th April 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Tue 25th April 2023, 4.00 pm

Are you looking for grant funding for a capital project to improve your village...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 25th March 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 25th March 2023, 12.00 pm

Join us at our next free online Community Buildings Event where our topic will be: Social Media...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 28th January 2023, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 28th January 2023, 12.00 pm

Join us at our next free Community Buildings Event where we’ll be celebrating national Village...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

online Via Zoom

Starts: Sat 19th November 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 19th November 2022, 12.00 pm

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event where we'll be covering...

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 19th October 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 19th October 2022, 12.30 pm

You are cordially invited to join us at the ACT Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 19th...

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Sustainable Transport in the Lake District – Presentations and discussion

Sustainable Transport in the Lake District – Presentations and discussion

Online via Zoom

Starts: Fri 7th October 2022, 9.00 am

Ends: Fri 7th October 2022, 11.00 am

Come and hear experts discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for sustainable travel in...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 17th September 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 17th September 2022, 12.00 pm

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event where we'll be...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Starts: Sat 13th August 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 13th August 2022, 11.30 am

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event, when we’ll be joined by advisors from...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Newbiggin Village Hall, near Penrith

Starts: Sat 16th July 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 16th July 2022, 2.00 pm

Join us for our first post Covid, ‘in-person’ Community Buildings event at

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 14th May 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 14th May 2022, 12.00 pm

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event, when we’ll be joined by advisors from...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 19th March 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 19th March 2022, 12.00 pm

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event, when we’ll be hearing...

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Housing and Social Justice: Moving to Net Zero Carbon

Housing and Social Justice: Moving to Net Zero Carbon

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 9th March 2022, 2.00 pm

Ends: Wed 9th March 2022, 3.30 pm

The Community Led Housing Hub for Cumbria & Lancaster are...

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Happy, Healthy Neighbours: A FREE 3 week course in Dalston

Happy, Healthy Neighbours: A FREE 3 week course in Dalston

The Victory Hall, Dalston

Starts: Tue 8th March 2022, 10.30 am

Ends: Tue 22nd March 2022, 12.00 pm

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Happy, Healthy Neighbours & The Wheels of Wellness: Dalston

Happy, Healthy Neighbours & The Wheels of Wellness: Dalston

The Victory Hall, Dalston

Starts: Sat 19th February 2022, 9.00 am

Ends: Sat 19th February 2022, 1.00 pm

Come along with your family and friends - it's free and you can find out about our Healthy,...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 29th January 2022, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 29th January 2022, 12.00 pm

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event on Saturday...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 20th November 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 20th November 2021, 12.00 pm

Join us for our next online Community Buildings event on Saturday 20th November where...

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ACT Annual General Meeting

ACT Annual General Meeting

Online via Zoom

Starts: Wed 20th October 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 20th October 2021, 11.30 am

You are cordially invited to join us at the ACT Annual General Meeting.  We...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 18th September 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 18th September 2021, 12.00 pm

Fire safety in village halls;  Finding the best energy deal for your hall;...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 24th July 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 24th July 2021, 12.00 pm

Update on guidance and information on re-opening your community building, including online...

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Midsummer Community Celebration Event

Midsummer Community Celebration Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Thu 24th June 2021, 5.00 pm

Ends: Thu 24th June 2021, 6.30 pm

Join us and raise a toast to neighbourliness at our special Midsummer community event and help...

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How’s Nature doing on the Solway Coast?

Online via Zoom

Starts: Tue 25th May 2021, 6.30 pm

Ends: Tue 25th May 2021, 8.00 pm

Join us to explore with Word Artist, Zosia Wand. With support from Natural England and the...

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Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 22nd May 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 22nd May 2021, 12.00 pm

Update on guidance and information on re-opening your community building, including online...

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Community Buildings Event

Online via Zoom

Starts: Sat 27th March 2021, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 27th March 2021, 12.00 pm

Update on guidance and information on re-opening your community building, including online...

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Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 30th January 2021, 10.00 am

This is a free event aimed at anyone involved with a community building or village hall. ...

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Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 12th December 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 12th December 2020, 12.00 pm

This event will cover the topic of Covid-19 updates, post lockdown. This is a free event, but...

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Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 21st November 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 21st November 2020, 11.30 am

This event will cover the topic of safeguarding during National Safeguarding for Village Halls...

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Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 31st October 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 31st October 2020, 11.30 am

Update on guidance and information on re-opening your community building, including online...

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ACT Annual General Meeting

Online using Zoom

Starts: Wed 21st October 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 21st October 2020, 11.30 am

ACT Annual General Meeting and launch of Annual Review 2019/2020 showcasing highlights of the...

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Community Buildings Discussion Group:

Online using Zoom

Starts: Wed 16th September 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 16th September 2020, 11.00 am

Community Buildings Discussion Group, (online using Zoom), Wednesday 16th ...

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Community Buildings Discussion Group

Online using Zoom

Starts: Tue 15th September 2020, 7.00 pm

Ends: Tue 15th September 2020, 8.00 pm

Community Buildings Discussion Group, (online using Zoom), Tuesday 15th ...

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Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 12th September 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 12th September 2020, 12.00 pm

Community Buildings Event, (online using Zoom), Saturday 12th September ...

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Community Buildings Event Follow Up Discussion Group

Online using Zoom

Starts: Thu 6th August 2020, 7.00 pm

Ends: Thu 6th August 2020, 8.00 pm

Community Buildings Event Follow Up Discussion Group. This is one of three follow up discussion...

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Community Buildings Event Follow Up Discussion Group

Online using Zoom

Starts: Wed 5th August 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Wed 5th August 2020, 11.00 am

Community Buildings Event Follow Up Discussion Group. This is one of three follow up discussion...

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Community Buildings Event Follow Up Discussion Group

Online using Zoom

Starts: Tue 4th August 2020, 7.00 pm

Ends: Tue 4th August 2020, 8.00 pm

Community Buildings Event Follow Up Discussion Group. This is one of three follow up discussion...

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Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 1st August 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 1st August 2020, 11.30 am

Community Buildings Event, (online using Zoom), Saturday 1st August, 10 - 11.30am. Online...

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Community Buildings Event

Community Buildings Event

Online using Zoom

Starts: Sat 27th June 2020, 10.00 am

Ends: Sat 27th June 2020, 12.00 pm

By zoom video conferencing or phone. We are trying a socially distanced...

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