We have been in existence since 1983, largely funded by grants from Councils in our regions. We were granted charitable status on 5th February 2007 (Registered No 1117828), and this has helped us broaden the scope of our work. Our main purpose is to engage with groups in Cumbria, encouraging participation in a range of competitions that promote improvement of horticulture, floriculture and environmental issues in our region.
Closely following Britain in Bloom’s campaign guidelines, our cohort of judges visit all projects over the summer to evaluate achievement and offer guidance.
In September each year, an awards ceremony is held to recognise and publicise the efforts of those who have taken part. We also nominate finalists for national recognition in the Britain in Bloom Competition.
There are a variety of ways for organisations and individuals to get involved and support the charity, for example you may wish to sponsor Cumbria in Bloom or give a donation. You may find that using ‘gift aid’ is advantageous. There are a number of other ways to get involved too, for example becoming a member, a trustee or a volunteer. In addition, you may want to find out more by attending one of our events.
If you are interested in taking part in our competitions or wish to support Cumbria in Bloom in any way, please contact our administrator, Liz Auld.