Community cohesion

Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation

The Cumberland Building Society Charitable Foundation, a registered charity, was set up by Cumberland Building Society in November 1998. The Foundation offers grants to registered charities, charitable voluntary organisations, social enterprises, and self-help groups for projects that directly benefit local communities in Cumbria, Dumfriesshire, Lancaster, Preston and Haltwhistle.

Grants of between £250 to £750 are awarded. A grant of £1,000 may be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

Hinrichsen Foundation

The Hinrichsen Foundation was founded in 1976 by Mrs Carla Eddy Hinrichsen to ensure the continuation of the tradition of supporting contemporary music established by the Hinrichsen family as the proprietors of Edition Peters the music publishers, established more than 200 years ago in the German city of Leipzig.

Community Project Funding

MfA really know first-hand what an amazing affect making music can have on people’s lives. They see everything from disadvantaged young people blossoming at school through to older adults discovering music sometimes for the first time, much later on in life. In their view, EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Sadly, many people are not fortunate enough to have access to musical instruments or ways to help them to learn and discover.  This is where MfA come in.

Blackdown Hills AONB Sustainable Development Fund

The Blackdown Hills AONB Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) is managed by the Blackdown Hills AONB team on behalf of Defra. The Fund is aimed at supporting projects that bring social, environmental and economic benefits to the area and demonstrate innovation and good practice. The Fund can support a range of projects including practical work, feasibility studies, research projects, partnership development, and training.

Councillor Community Grants

Funding is provided by Bassetlaw District Council. Each District Councillor is allocated a small budget for activities within their electoral ward.
The Fund aims to provide general grant support to the community that will benefit the socio-economic culture and environment of Bassetlaw.