Cumbria Archive Service - catalogues and guides - charities and charity commissions

This section includes the records of individual charities arranged by place and also annual accounts sent by charities to the Board of Charity Commissioners under the Charitable Trusts Acts, 1853 and 1855.  Other bodies and organisations often had dealings with the individual charities, and these could be found in other collections, eg local authorities and parishes, so it is worth conducting a 'free text search' in our online catalogue to find other material.

Charity Commission

Annual accounts for Cumberland Charities (1899-1955), Westmorland Charities (1899-1949) and Lancashire (North of the Sands) Charities (1901-1954) can be seen at Carlisle Archives (please enquire directly for further details).

Individual charities - Links to online catalogues of holdings:

Allithwaite School and House Charitable Trust

Ambleside Market Charter (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Appleby, St Anne's Hospital

Arnside Branch Royal British Legion

Arnside Toc H

Asby, Dr Smith's School Foundation  (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Asby, St Helen's Almshouses

Askham Community Centre

Barrow Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Braithwaite Hall, Far Sawrey

Brampton Old People's Welfare Committee

Brampton, St Martin's Hall

Brampton, Wilson Memorial Homes

Burgh-by-Sands Parish and Public Hall

Burneside Charities (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Burton in Kendal Educational Charities

Carlisle Dispensary (Carlisle Sick Poor Fund)

Carlisle, Fell Memorial Hall, Kingstown

Cartmel Fell Charities

Cartmel Fell Educational Foundation

Copeland Disability Forum

Crosby Garrett School and Exhibition Endowment

Crosby Garrett, Frances Sewell Charity

Crosscrake and Hutton Roof Schools

Dalston Branch, Royal British Legion (online catalogue not available: contact Carlisle Archives directly for details)

Dent Combined Charities (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Eaglesfield, Fletchers Charity

Endmoor, Keightley Memorial Fund

Great Strickland, Bull Land and Dame School (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Greystoke Theological Training College

Hedley Foundation

Holme Cultram, Sixteen Men and Holme Cultram Seadyke Charity

Houghton Village Hall Committee

Hutton Roof Quarries (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Isel, Wybergh Poor Fund

Kaber School Charity

Kendal Charitable Funds Committee (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Kendal Green Hospital League of Friends and Comforts Fund (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Kendal Relief in Need Charity

Kendal Sick Poor Society (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Kendal Toc H

Kendal Voluntary Old People's Committee

Keswick Charities (online catalogue not available: contact Carlisle Archives directly for details)

Kirkby-in-Furness Parish Charities

Kirkby Stephen United Charities (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Langdale Charities

Lazonby Village Hall (additional records also available)

Little Strickland, Mary Fletcher Charity

Lowca Miner's Institute and Recreational Ground Charity

Lowther Parish Hall

Middleton Charities

Mungrisdale Recreation Room

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals West Cumberland Branch

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children West Cumberland Branch

Nicholforest Public Hall

Penrith Multiple Sclerosis Association (online catalogue not available: contact Carlisle Archives directly for details)

Plumpton Wall, Thomas Hall's and John Scott's Charities

Ravenstonedale Educational Foundation (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Save the Children Fund, Kendal Branch

Sedbergh and District Old People's Welfare Committee

Sedbergh British Legion and United Services Benevolent Committee

Sedbergh United Charities and Widows' Hospital

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Families Association (online catalogue not available: contact Carlisle Archives directly for details)

Stainton Greenhow Charity

Staveley, Jopson's Trust

Thursby Parish Hall

Treloar Trust

Troutbeck General Charitable Trust (online catalogue not available: contact Kendal Archives directly for details)

Ulverston Branch, Royal British Legion (online catalogue not available: contact Barrow Archives directly for details)

Walton Parish Hall

West Cumbria Community Transport

West Cumbria Hospice at Home

Westmorland Arts Trust

Westmorland County Hospital League of Friends and Comforts Fund

West Ward Relief Fund

Wetheral, Howard Memorial Chapel Restoration Appeal

Whitbeck Hospital Charity

Whitehaven Lifeboat (Anne Lowther Charity/Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

Whitehaven, Murray Fund

Whitehaven, Piper Educational Trust

Whitehaven, Refuge Sunday School

Windermere and District Returned Forces Benevolent and Relief Fund

Whitehaven, Project Homeless Ltd.

Whitehaven, West Cumbria Sentencing Alternatives Ltd.

Witherslack, Dean Barwick Charity

Woodhead Estate Lowther

Woodland Trust

Workington Dispensary

Workington, Refuge Sunday School