Support Us

The Cumbria County History Trust is a charity that aims to produce a permanent record of the history of Cumbria from the prehistoric to the present.  We work through the Victoria County History of Cumbria Project, and the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University, by sharing expertise and harnessing the huge enthusiasm for local history across Cumbria

Can You Help?

Our work depends on people like you. There are several ways you can make a contribution

  • KEEP IN TOUCH: Sign up to receive our newsletter, to keep up to date with the project (email us at  You can also follow us on Twitter @VCH_Cumbria

  • SUPPORT US AS A FRIEND: by giving a regular annual or monthly donation, by standing order (please complete the Friend of CCHT Application form here) or using the donate button at the bottom of this page

  • COME AND JOIN US: membership is open to to any interested individual, society or organisation, for an annual subscription of at least £25.  Life Membership is a one-off contribution of £1000.  Click here for our membership form. You can also pay by Paypal or debit card on our About Us page - but if you do, please also complete the membership form.

  • WORK WITH US AS A VOLUNTEER: Anyone interested in researching local, regional or family history can contribute to the VCH Cumbria project.  Training and guidance will be provided by the project team at Lancaster University.  To express interest or find out more, please click here: contact us - or email us at