"Doing the right thing by the people in our community."

Abbie, The Cumberland

What we do, in numbers

Here's how we've supported our communities over the last 5 years. It's all about making things better, together. So you can feel good about where you bank.

Over £800,000 donated
Over 1,250 local causes supported
Over 110 days volunteered

Our aim, helping local people to...

Feel good about finances

It’s our job to make sure our customers and the causes we support feel good about numbers. We helped James Rennie School teach their pupils about real-world finances. Pop to the piggy bank.

Because, when we feel happier and more secure about our financial situation, it can help our lives to feel better too. So, whether you’re planning your budget, looking to get a bit more savings savvy or supporting your family with those big or small financial decisions - Head over to our hub to find out more

We even give our customers the option to support local hospices whilst they save. Click here for details

Feel good about the future

We understand the importance of building strong, long-lasting relationships with our local communities.

This happens in many different ways, including delivering financial wellbeing talks in schools and community groups, taking advantage of community days, working on community projects, delivering customer service training for volunteer organisations and ‘creating new dementia friends.

Whatever we do, our aim is always to add value in our local communities that benefits them, now and in the future.

Like our relationship with Carlisle Youth Zone, a charity we're proud to Gold Patrons of. They support over 3,000 young members every year, in delivering their vision, working with the local community to provide a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled.

Together, we’re supporting our local communities, for the benefit of local communities!

**Read more here**

Feel good about each other

At The Cumberland, we’re proud to be by the side of endless inspiring customers, causes, communities and colleagues.

We are among the top 2% of organisations in the world that donate 1.5 percent of profits to actively support charitable causes and projects – and the majority of our financial support goes straight to projects benefitting people in our area.

  • Direct branch funding (Up to £250) - FIND OUT MORE
  • Cumberland Community Fund (Supported by Cumbria Community Foundation) - FIND OUT MORE
We care

Our support is not just financial.

To help make a positive a difference, our colleagues take part in internal fundraising activities throughout the year, as well as taking advantage of a paid day's leave each year to undertake voluntary community work, selecting a local cause or charity of their choice.

As our advocates in the local community, we are reassured that they take pride in The Cumberland and embrace our values, taking up opportunities to volunteer and support local charitable projects and initiatives on our behalf.

If you're organisation is looking for volunteers, get in touch by emailing our Community Team and see if it's something we may be able to help with.

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

Feel good about where you bank

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