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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.


Carlisle District Parish Charter

This Charter supports and informs partnership working between Carlisle City Council ("The District Council") and Parish Councils and Meetings ("The Parish Councils"). It is recognised in this Charter that both tiers of Local Government are equal partners.

Successful partnership working can only be achieved if both Partners understand and respect each other’s roles and work to compliment each other. It is recognised in this Charter that both the District and Parish Councils are important partners in representing the communities and groups that they serve.

This Charter sets out shared principles and expected behaviours in general terms but these constitute only the broadest of expectations. The Charter is supported by a series of "Formal Agreements" which define specific commitments on services, mutual support and interaction.

 Contact Details

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