About Us


Carlisle One World Centre (COWC) is a local charity based in Carlisle city centre above Carlisle World Shop.  Carlisle One World Centre began as a Churches Together in Carlisle initiative and we remain respectful of this heritage while welcoming members and support from all communities and faiths.



Through our activities we aim to:

  • Raise awareness of how our actions as individuals, as communities and as a nation affect the wider world.
  • Support the economically and socially deprived, both locally and globally.
  • Campaign for justice throughout the world.


Company No.: 4171458  Charity No.: 1088693


COWC Information Leaflet


There are many books and magazines available to borrow from COWC and Sustainable Carlisle's One World library.


We also have a giant 3 x 3m Fairtrade Snakes and Ladders game which has been played and enjoyed by people of all ages all over Cumbria.



Get in touch to find out more and to arrange a loan of any of the above. Email contact@cowc.co.uk


Room Hire

COWC has a counselling or small meeting room, available for hire at affordable rates. Carlisle One World Centre is an upstairs, discreet city centre venue. Refreshments are also available.

COVID-19 Guidelines are now in place to keep centre and its users safe.


Email contact@cowc.co.uk for more information and to arrange a visit.