ACTion with Communities in Cumbria is the community development organisation and Rural Community Council for Cumbria with over 60 years of experience of assisting communities achieve their aspirations.
Cumbria CVS supports Third Sector groups in Cumbria, including advice, training and support in running, managing and developing groups and organisations. It also provides information on funding opportunities.
The Cumbria Business Growth Hub is a £7.6M business support programme. This initiative is a focal point for businesses looking to increase their competitiveness and grow, offering a range of advice, training, networking and more.
Co-operatives UK is the network for co-operative businesses promoting co-operatives through policy and public campaigns. They help support, develop and unite member-owned businesses from innovative start-ups to big businesses.
The Plunkett Foundation support communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together. They support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community businesses.
SSE aims to empower people from all backgrounds to create positive social change, helping people start. They provide practical training to help sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects.
UnLtd offer award programmes to support social entrepreneurs at various stages of their development, particularly younger people starting-off on the ourney. The also have a wide range of online resources available.