Welcome to Proud & Diverse Cumbria

Proud and Diverse Cumbria is a new volunteer led CIC* with a focus on being a strong, PROUD, supportive voice for Cumbria’s DIVERSE communities. Although initially this came from an LGBT+ standpoint we are keen to widen this to be diverse, inclusive and show equity for all. Our priorities include:

  • Promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion to enable the acceptance of diverse communities in Cumbria.
  • Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for the public benefit and counter discrimination against people from diverse backgrounds across Cumbria.
  • Providing a platform for information advice and services available to minority communities.
  • Providing a safe environment for communities including their intersectionality to celebrate their diversity in an inclusive and equitable way.

*A CIC or community interest company is a type of company introduced by the United Kingdom government in 2005 under the Companies Act 2004, designed for social enterprises where there is a wish to use their profits and assets for the public good.