Since 1947, the generosity of our friends and supporters has been invaluable in supporting our charitable work to bring people together in dialogue.
Conference participants

We have been providing transformative experiences for people of all ages, from all walks of life and all over the world, for over 70 years, equipping and inspiring them to promote progress towards more peaceful, open and inclusive societies.

Text giving

If you would like to help support our work, please text LODGE to 70085, to donate £5 (text charged at £5 plus a standard rate message).

Alternatively, please text LODGE 10 to the same number, to donate £10 (text charged at £10 plus a standard rate message), or change the amount you would like to give, accordingly.

Sponsor a chair or table

In 2019 we replaced our ageing dining room furniture with 20 solid oak tables and 120 oak and leather dining chairs, to better meet the needs of our guests for generations to come. If you would like to take your place in Cumberland Lodge history by putting your name to one of our new tables or chairs, please get in touch.

A gift of £400 sponsors a chair, and £2,000 sponsors a table. Your name, or the name of a loved one, will be displayed prominently on your chosen piece of furniture.

To support us in this way, please email our team at, and we will send you further details.

Building an endowment

In 2017, our 70th anniversary year, we also launched an endowment fund to help us take our work to a new level. We aim to raise £7.5 million to expand and develop our work, to engage with more people and make a greater impact.

We invite you to join us in our work to build a better society for everyone. A gift to this fund will help to ensure the success of our charitable mission in the years to come.

How your gift could help

£50 could contribute towards travel costs for one of our student bursary holders, helping them to attend a residential study retreat at Cumberland Lodge with their peers

£110 could provide a bursary to help a student with limited financial means to attend a university study retreat at Cumberland Lodge

£25,000 could fund a Cumberland Lodge conference, allowing us to bring together leaders and influencers, students and practitioners, for cross-sector and inter-disciplinary dialogue and debate on some of the most pressing social and ethical issues that we face today.

Becoming a Friend

Another way to support us is to become a member of the Friends of Cumberland Lodge. For a small annual contribution, you can join a community of people who enjoy a closer connection to our work and help to support our student programmes, in particular, nurturing and inspiring young people who have the potential to go on to become future leaders and influencers.

You can find out more about the Friends of Cumberland Lodge and how to join, for as little as £35 per year (or £10 per year for students), here.

Please contact us to find out more about how you could help to support our work, by emailing, or calling 01784 432316. 

Copies of our annual Impact Reports for the last five years can be found in the 'Impact' section of this site.


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