Helping 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 £260,000 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 organizations that directly benefit local children in need. Follow the links at the top of the page to see what we do, to donate, or to set up your own fundraising campaign!

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

Latest News

Seathwaite gig creates fundraising Buzz around the CKDCF
 

Seathwaite gig creates fundraising Buzz around the CKDCF

CKDCF supporter, Buzz Elliot, organised a musical fundraising event at the Newfield Inn, in Seathwaite, to raise money for the charity. The evening saw Buzz perform alongside fellow musician, Adrian Ventura, playing song requests in return for donations. Additionally, a prize raffle, mini quiz and supper were held, raising a...
Preparations underway for the 15th Annual CKDCF October Event
 

Preparations underway for the 15th Annual CKDCF October Event

Preparations are now underway for the 15th annual CKDCF October Fundraising Weekend (20th & 21st October). This year’s CKDCF Fundraising Weekend will consist of: a Welcome Dinner and Entertainment at the Seacote Hotel, St Bees; a 6km Sponsored Walk around Loweswater, in the Lake District; and a Benefit Concert.  Tickets for...
CKDCF Keeps Kids Occupied During Long Summer Holidays
 

CKDCF Keeps Kids Occupied During Long Summer Holidays

The CKDCF have donated £1,000 to the Greenbank Community Association for their 2017 Summer Play Scheme. The play scheme, which caters for between 60 and 80 local children, will be held during the school summer break. The scheme is targeted at children from in and around the Greenbank area of Whitehaven; it...
CKDCF donation puts Youth Theatre centre stage
 

CKDCF donation puts Youth Theatre centre stage

As part of an ongoing annual funding programme, the CKDCF have donated £1,000 to the Rosehill Youth Theatre, Whitehaven. Rosehill Youth Theatre is a volunteer-run amateur dramatic group for children and young adults, staging their own productions of well-known musicals in Whitehaven’s Solway Hall.  The group currently has around 80...