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Tuesday , April , 24 2018

Rural Communities

Welcome to the rural section of the Carlisle City Council website. The purpose of these pages is to provide access to information, publications and contacts which might be useful to the rural communities of Carlisle district and organisations that work in rural Carlisle.

Rural Links

Cumbria CVS (external link) - Third Sector Cumbria is a website portal, which has been designed to provide access to information, advice and support for all Third Sector groups across Cumbria.

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (external link) - As an independent and apolitical charity, we are well-placed to act as a bridge between communities and public bodies and as a broker to enable linkages and dialogue.

Cumbria Association for Local Councils (external link) - We are the Association of Town and Parish Councils and Parish Meetings in Cumbria Parish Councils.

Cumbria Community Foundation (external link) - Improve the quality of life for people experiencing disadvantage in Cumbria by

  • making grants to local charities
  • promoting charitable giving by organisations and individuals
  • managing grant-making funds on behalf of individuals and organisations


Community and Parish Plans

Community or Parish Plans in the Carlisle District:

For more information about community planning view our Carlisle Community / Parish Plan Protocol.

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria provide information on undertaking community led plans and examples of plans County wide.

ACTion with Communities in Cumbria is also compiling the Directory of Community Action Plans in Cumbria, a centralised resource enabling every Plan produced to be viewed online.


Community Right to Bid

Carlisle City Council has developed a new approach to consideration of Community Right to Bid nominations. We encourage nominations that are positively seeking to support community assets and where groups are actively looking to take over assets and run them. The new approach includes a nomination form for community groups to submit applications to help ensure the Council has as much information as possible about a nomination. This assists the Council greatly in being able to determine the community value of an asset.

Our Community Asset Register provides details of successfully and un-successfully nominated assets. For more information please see our Community Rights page.

The Community Right to Bid was introduced through the Localism Act 2011. It enables voluntary and community organisations to nominate local land or buildings to be included in lists of community assets held by local authorities. In the event of a proposed sale, a process will be triggered that allows a community interest group to express an interest in bidding to purchase the property.

 Contact Details

This A to Z of services list provides links to service pages alphabetically