We look at a wide range of applications from right across the region, each of which, we consider individually. We do this because, what really matters to us is making sure we support a wide variety of projects benefitting all areas and aspects of our local communities. For us, making that positive difference is always at the back of our mind. So to help us in making any of our community decisions, we look closely at these three areas:
Donations usually range from £5 to £1,500; however, funding of up to £10,000 can be awarded to specific educational projects or community events that involve a significant number of people.
To apply, all you need to do is click here to send an email with a brief outline of your request.
If any more information is needed, our community team will be in touch to let you know.
We generally don’t provide funding for:
We want to make a genuine difference and build relationships that help make a positive difference to our customers, our communities and our people.
We also love to get our hands dirty and get involved!
Whether it's organising a delicious bake sale or a spot of gardening, our teams are fantastic when it comes to supporting and helping our local communities.
Each year, we offer everyone the opportunity to take a community day. This gives our teams the chance to go out and spend time supporting a charity or organisation of their choice.
They can do this individually, with others from their own team or even better, join forces with others from across the business. It's not only a fantastic way to help a local good cause, but a really nice way to get to know team mates better outside of the day to day, office environment.
What's brilliant to see when people use their community day is how much this benefits them and the people they are helping. It's definitely something we're really proud of!
If your group or organisation are looking for volunteers, get in touch by emailing our Community Team and see if it's something we might be able to help with.
We also love to get regularly involved with a wide variety of fundraising activities to help local good causes within our communities.
Keep an eye out for the latest updates on all things community.
We'll keep you updated here and across our social channels of some our latest donations and some of the exciting things that our teams have been up to. Whether it's taking advantage of their community day to help with local good causes or getting involved in local fundraising activities.
For many schools across the region a highlight in their calendar is the Cumbria School Games, a calendar of events held annually that brings together hundreds of children in friendly but competitive sporting events with a spectacular grand finale in Summer embracing the spirit of the Olympics.
Last year, when the weather was slightly warmer, a team from across the business got together to take part in an epic row runner challenge with a host of other local businesses.
20 Challenge! Several of our team took part in the Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland 20 challenge in June 2018.