Helping Cumbrian children since 2002

Make a difference in the life of a child.
"The only thing you get to keep is what you give away..." - Francis Dunnery

More than £300,000 raised to date

Make a difference in the life of a child.
"The only thing you get to keep is what you give away..." - Francis Dunnery

Welcome!

Established in 2002, the CKDCF is dedicated to children's health and wellbeing in the area of Cumbria, England. We provide grants and charitable donations to organisations that directly benefit local children in need. Follow the links at the top of the page to see what we do, donate, or set up your own fundraising campaign!

Visit the 'Contact Us' page for information on whether your organisation is eligible for CKDCF funding.

Latest News

Online Fundraiser raises £14k to help local children in need
 
Online Fundraiser raises £14k to help local children in need
The CKDCF raised over £14,000 during its first ever online fundraising weekend (23-25 October 2020). The weekend began on Friday 23 October with CKDCF fundraiser Mark Wardle hosting one of his famous Facebook quizzes in aid of the charity. Mark Andrews’ online auction, which featured a set of ‘MAN’ album cover outtakes, handwritten Francis Dunnery…
CKDCF Donates to Egremont Youth Organisation
 
CKDCF Donates to Egremont Youth Organisation
The CKDCF is proud to have donated £1,000 to Egremont Youth Partnership, a local youth centre. Egremont Youth Partnership supports young people from some of the most deprived local areas, offering a host of different weekly sessions, including ‘Fusion’ which focuses on supporting children with special needs. The donation will help to fund a Youth…
CKDCF provides support to young carers in West Cumbria
 
CKDCF provides support to young carers in West Cumbria
The CKDCF has donated £1,000 to support the work of West Cumbria Carers. The donation will go towards offering support for young carers across the local area. This can range from informal chats to activities, giving the youngsters a break from their caring responsibilities. Pictured above handing over the cheque to Mags Little (West Cumbria…
CKDCF donates to new Copeland youth bereavement service
 
CKDCF donates to new Copeland youth bereavement service
The CKDCF has donated £1,500 to Time to Share Bereavement Services to fund support for children suffering bereavement across Copeland. The donation will be used by Time to Share to offer one-to-one sessions, group sessions and after-school support groups. All of these services are accessible to local children via referrals from their school. Time to…