Who we are

Young Cumbria is one of Cumbria’s leading youth charities. We provide services that empower young people to create positive change in their lives and in their communities.

Youth Work Projects

It has been developed in direct response to need identified through consultation with young people and data evidence. The project enables young people who are at risk and facing multiple disadvantages to overcome the sense of hopelessness about the future and the difficulties they can have in engaging in learning, training and/or employment.

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Isthmus Cottage

Our facility offered by Young Cumbria to enable groups to enjoy the Lake District. It is an outdoor residential centre that is situated on the shore of Derwentwater.

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Membership Support

This is the work the organisation started with in 1936. We support adult volunteers who deliver youth clubs in communities.

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Latest News

So, what have we been doing over the last 3 years? 2nd October 2019

In order to ensure that we are providing the right services at the right time, we commissioned Lynchpin Support to complete an external evaluation of our work over the last 3 years. This focuses on the highs and lows, strengths and areas for improvement and provides a great insight into the work of Young Cumbria. […]

The Future of Youth Commission 5th March 2019

As off the 1st of March 2019 Young Cumbria’s involvement as principal deliverer of the Cumbria Youth Commission (CYC) project will come to an end. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter McCall and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for all their support over the last two years […]

Tackling Drink/Drug Driving Video 26th November 2018

Last week members of Cumbria Youth Commission (CYC) launched their drink/drug driving video, the CYC West group have worked on every aspect of the video, researching drink/drug driving stats, creating the script & storyboard and also recruiting local young people to star in the video. The young people wanted to create a video that could […]