Organisations must be based in Cumbria and must be locally controlled.  Only not-for-profit groups can apply and normally these will have one of the following structures:

  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) 
  • Charitable Trust / Charity
  • Co-Operative Society 
  • Community Benefit Society 
  • Community Interest Company limited by Guarantee
  • Community Interest Company limited by Shares 
  • Company limited by Guarantee
  • Unincorporated Association/Organisation with charitable aims

Applicants also need to show that they have a clear environmental or sustainability objective either within their aims, within an environmental policy or within their current action plans.   

If your organisation does not fulfil this requirement you might like to consider forming a partnership with a local sustainability group.  Please see guidance on forming a partnership  and also CAfS’ website for details of local groups: Sustainability groups in Cumbria – CAfS