Grants to Go Green

A number of schemes are currently being developed in the county as part of bold plans for Cumbria to achieve a net zero carbon economy, including a potential new grants scheme which will match-fund carbon reduction schemes with up to £20,000.  That means businesses and constituted community groups could get financial support to help build a more sustainable, eco-friendly future post-COVID.   The money could be used to introduce a wide variety of new […]

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Lake District Foundation Welcomes New Trustee

The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new trustee to the board, Alice Forrester.   Alice is a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW and currently works as the Financial Accountant at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alice’s role at the University has provided her with the experience of preparing accounts for a large charitable organisation, as well as an insight […]

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Continued Support From Local Businesses

The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, extends an extra thank-you to businesses for their continued support during the pandemic.   The charity works with businesses, visitors and other donors to support conservation, environmental and cultural heritage projects and programmes of work that help us work together to look after our amazing National Park.  The Lake District Foundation currently works with over 150 businesses who fundraise […]

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Latest Funding Scheme Announced

The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, is launching their latest grant funding initiative in February.   The Lake District Foundation is looking to support effective projects that share the charity’s goal; that the Lake District and Cumbria will be an inspirational example of sustainable development in action, to support a prosperous local economy, world-class visitor experiences and in a place where vibrant communities come […]

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The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, is spearheading a fundraising campaign, The Real Hedge Fund, to conserve and reinstate native hedgerows.   The charity participated in the UK’s biggest match funding challenge in December, The Big Give Christmas Challenge and successfully raised £14,000 for the campaign.  Sarah Swindley, Lake District Foundation’s CEO said, “Thank you to everyone who donated during The Big Give week in December. A special […]

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FOR KESWICK TO THRELKELD RAILWAY TRAIL The Lake District Foundation, the local conservation charity, are celebrating after the recent opening of the much-loved Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail has proven a hit. The trail reopened due to a successful six-month (K2T) community fundraising campaign in 2018 to help reinstate the path.  The 10km return route from Keswick to Threlkeld has been well used over the Christmas and New Year break, welcoming runners, cyclists, walkers and multi-users .  The reopening was made […]

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Our annual report April 2019 – March…

We are delighted to share our annual report for the period April 2019 – April 2020 with you. We share our vision, reflect on our successes, and used a fantastic Cumbrian designer Emily Seaton to help us to bring our story to life.   In the report our Chair of Trustees, Gill Houston, reflects; “Three […]

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