We work with a wide range of partners and funders, to bring about a more sustainable way of life in Cumbria.

Our funders

We’re very proud to be supported by high-profile national and local funders, who are making it possible for us to deliver real change in Cumbria. Here are the funders for our current projects. We are also working on projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Our partners

Almost everything we do involves working with partners, from across Cumbria and nationally. That’s because sustainability is a thread that runs through every aspect of life, and bringing about real change means engaging and involving as many people as possible.

We work with local authorities, a wide range of public-sector and third-sector agencies, schools and colleges, businesses and community groups, among others.

Here are the main partners we’re working with most recently and on our current projects. It’s not an exhaustive list, but will give you a flavour of the range of organisations we engage with:

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria
Alston Moor Community Energy
Alston Moor Parish Council
Alston Moor Partnership
Appleby Heritage Action ZoneBurneside Community Energy
Carbon Co-op
Community Energy Cumbria
Cumbria County Council
Cumbria CVS
Eden District Council
Lake District Lime
Lake District National Park Authority
Melbreak Communities
University of Cumbria

We also liaise with Cumbria’s sustainability groups:

  • Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT)
  • Killington and District Sustainable Energy Trust (K-SET)
  • Riversmeet (Cockermouth)
  • South Lakes Action on Climate Change (SLACC)
  • Sustainable Brampton
  • Sustainable Carlisle
  • Sustainable Keswick
  • Sustainability & Energy Network Staveley (SENS)


Of course, we also work directly with lots of people and households across Cumbria, through our many events and services.