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Conservation Charity Awards Grants to Cumbria Projects

The Lake District Foundation, the local organisation helping look after nature and culture in the Lake District and Cumbria, have awarded grants to 13 projects across Cumbria, part of their latest grant funding initiative.  The successful projects have each been awarded between £250 – £500 from the small grants fund which was launched earlier this year. The funding call attracted a lot of interest, but the Lake District Foundation focused on projects that shared the charity’s goal; that […]

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Local Charity To Participate In National Green…

Local sustainability and conservation charity the Lake Distinction Foundation (LDF) has been selected by the Big Give to take part in the Green Match Fund Campaign, helping the charity to achieve it’s target of raising £10,000 by matching a proportion of donations.  The Big Give brings charities, philanthropists and the public together to multiply their impact. The Green Match Fund is […]

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Greener Boating Campaign Launches

Local sustainability and conservation charity the Lake Distinction Foundation (LDF) launched a “Greener Boating” campaign this week which aims to give boaters clear and practical advice on how they can play their part in keeping our lakes and rivers clean and safe.  As the Lake District welcomes visitors back this week, LDF want to make sure people have the information needed to help keep this place special.  As well as information on their website, the LDF has produced an informative poster that covers the […]

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Red Squirrel Campaign Success in Cumbria

In September 2019, the Lake District Foundation launched a campaign to raise funds to support Red Squirrel Conservation in Cumbria which has now raised over £14,000, in spite of the fundraising challenges the global Covid-19 pandemic presented.  Cumbria is one of the best places to see Red Squirrels but research shows that the most serious threat to the survival of the red […]

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New Hedgerow Funding Available In Cumbria

A new fund is being launched by the Lake District Foundation in April for the protection and creation of native hedgerows in Cumbria.  The Real Hedge Fund is made up of donations from businesses, visitors and residents who love the Lake District and want to help the cause of protecting native hedgerows and the wildlife that depends on them.   The Lake District Foundation launched the fundraising […]

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Lake District Foundation Welcomes New Ambassador

The Lake District Foundation, the local charity caring for the Lake District, welcomes a new Ambassador, Lee Paton.   Lee Paton is a bespoke couturier who has his own fashion house in London and is currently creating the first Couture fashion house in Cumbria. Lee is passionate about championing environmental sustainability in the fashion industry and through his new role as Ambassador at the Lake District Foundation.   Lee […]

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Grants to Go Green for Cumbria

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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