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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.

Carlisle City Council is committed to supporting the economic, social and environmental well-being of it's rural areas. In order to achieve this aim the City Council operates a number of initiatives aimed at the rural area including grant funding programmes and support to Parish Councils.

If you would like further information on the support available to the rural areas of Carlisle district, please e-mail or ring 01228 817312

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.


Localism in Action newsletter

Issue 17 - September 2016

Highlights in this Issue include

Find out the latest on: the New Carlisle District Local Plan 2015-30; the Local Development Scheme; and funding for food tourism; plus training and networking dates for your diaries.

If you have an news item or for any further information, please contact Zoe Sutton, Investment and Policy Team, 01228 817312 or


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