About Community Choices

Are you planning a project that could have a real impact in our community? The Community Choices programme might be able to help. Put your project forward, get through shortlisting, encourage your friends, family and the general public to vote for you, and you could receive funding to help make that project idea a reality.

Taking part is easy – read on to find out more.

How the fund works

There are five stages to our process and we can help you at any stage to get the most out of your project!

Pick a project

How does your organisation help the community and what projects do you need financial support for that would make an additional positive impact?

Take part

Create an account and complete an entry form, There are five categories you can enter into. The deadline for entries is 12 February 2017 but we do need quite a bit of information, so don’t leave it until the last day.


The projects will be reviewed by the experts at Cumbria Community Foundation and those shortlisted will be put forward for the public vote.


Community Choices lets the community decide which projects they would like to see in their community. Promote your project to as many friends, family members, neighbours and your community to win their votes. People can vote from 27 February to 26 March 2017.

Cross your fingers

You have done everything you can, now all that you can do is wait to see if you have received enough votes to win the funding you need. Winners will be announced on 31st March 2017.

Voting is now closed!