The University of Cumbria is proud to sponsor and work with partners across local communities, supporting events and activities that share our own mission and values. Here you can see some of the events we have been involved with.

Sponsorship | University of Cumbria

Charity

We've sponsored two colour runs in aid of charities local to our Carlisle and Lancaster campuses, providing resources and volunteers to these fantastic community fundraising events.

The Carlisle colour run raises funds for Eden Valley Hospice, a wonderful charity that provides care for adults with life limiting illnesses from North Cumbria.

The Morecambe colour dash is run in aid of St John's Hospice, another brilliant charity which provides free palliative care to patients with life shortening conditions. We also worked with St John's Hospice in supporting the fundraiser show that comedian Jon Richardson staged for the charity in July 2017.

 

Arts

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The university is also thrilled to be supporting the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, the only festival of its kind in the UK, taking over the whole town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District, for a weekend. As part of this we  have also sponsored a competition for arts students to reimagine Beatrix Potter’s tales or characters.

We're also delighted to renew our sponsorship of November's Light Up Lancaster festival, a weekend festival of art and light in the streets of Lancaster incorporating the annual fireworks spectacular event.

 

 

Sport and Outdoor

Sport and Outdoor

The university has a strong sports provision and believes passionately in the value of physical activity for health and wellbeing. Here are some of the events we have supported:

Active Cumbria stage the annual Cumbria School Games, promoting fitness and physical activity among the region's school children; you can find out more about their work here. We have also sponsored Lancashire Sport and Ambleside Sport.

Carlisle United football club are just down the road from our Fusehill Street Campus, and we're very proud to support their Community Sports Trust work, developing a sustainable pathway for anyone to take part and succeed in sport and physical activity whatever their background or circumstances.

The Keswick Mountain Festival is an annual event in the Lake District that promotes an outdoors for everyone offering a huge programme of activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping and live music. We were pleased to provide speakers and sponsor the Conservation activity, organised by the Friends of the Lake District.

We were also very pleased to be sponsors of stage two of the Tour of Britain, British Cycling's premier road cycling event and the country's largest annual free-to-spectate sporting event, as it progressed from Carlisle down to Kendal.

The Kendal Mountain Festival  is an award-winning event that has grown in size and diversity over the last 17 years. It is the main social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK. It has a huge programme of activities, films, world class speakers, sporting events, photography exhibitions, workshops, numerous competitions, active sports events and youth engagement. 

 

Arts

We offer a fantastic range of Arts, Design and Performance courses, and are delighted to support the following events this year.

We're also delighted to renew our sponsorship of November's Light Up Lancaster festival, a weekend festival of art and light in the streets of Lancaster incorporating the annual fireworks spectacular event.