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Money available for small charities and community groups

Cumbria Community Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of a new fund aimed at supporting charitable organisations operating across Cumbria.

£115,000 funding is available to projects addressing local need through the Dulverton Trust Fund. The Fund will support a wide range of charitable activities and particularly aims to support projects that directly match the Dulverton Trust’s existing priorities of: Youth opportunities, General welfare, and Conservation and preservation.

Sarah Hale, Grants Manager at the Dulverton Trust said: “We are delighted to be entering a partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation. We hope our funding can help local organisations make a positive impact on both the area and its residents”

Small charities and community groups with an annual income of less than £200,000 can apply for grants between £500 and £5,000. Applications will be considered three times a year: June 2016, October 2016 and February 2017.

Ellen Clements, Senior Grants and Donor Services Officer at Cumbria Community Foundation said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the Dulverton Trust, who have a strong desire to support the communities of Cumbria. By working with the trustees of the Trust, we will be able to provide even more grant aid to charitable organisations and ensure the needs of the communities are met.”

The closing date for the panel meeting in June is 8th May 2016. For more information or to apply visit www.cumbriafoundation.org or contact Ellen Clements on 01900 825760 or email [email protected]

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