Every donation given to CAfS during the week of 22 – 29 April will be doubled, thanks to match funding from some generous benefactors as part of the annual Big Give.

The week, which begins with Earth Day, will contain the Big Cumbrian Climate Challenge where we are attempting to raise a total of £10,000 from £5000 of donations.

We would be over the moon if some of our brilliant supporters wanted to get involved with some fundraising efforts on our behalf to help us meet this lofty goal.

We are willing to help in any way we can by providing posters and similar materials alongside guidance and advice in how to set up a fundraising event.

Examples in the past have included bake sales, sponsored cycles and many more types of efforts which can be tied into Earth Day. Donations can be pledged ahead of time.

The money raised will go towards increasing CAfS’ climate action across Cumbria. It will support the services we provide in helping people make the necessary changes to advance the cause of net-zero carbon in our county.

Last year, we raised £5000 so we’re being ambitious and doubling the goal to hopefully double our impact.

A donation as small as £25 could support young people to meet to plan their own action on climate change.

£50 would be enough to allow a small business to calculate its carbon footprint and plan action accordingly.

£75 could provide a place for a disadvantaged person on one of our training courses and ensure that no one is priced out of vital climate education.

£100 would be enough to enable one of our energy advisors to complete a home energy assessment for one of the growing number of people in a fuel crisis.

And for those feeling really generous, a donation of £500 could support an entire community to map its solar energy potential, paving the way for hugely effective action down the line.

We will be giving an update as soon as we have a page at which you can register your donation.

We can’t wait to hear what ideas you may have for fundraising efforts and have our fingers crossed that we can reach our ambitious target of £5000 in donations.

For more information about fundraising or donating, please email [email protected]