Carlisle Refugee Action Group (CRAG)


CRAG's Aims are:

To provide practical support for people living in refugee camps and resettlement situations.


To raise awareness about issues faced by refugees/asylum seekers in order to bring about practical and political solutions.


To support refugees/asylum seekers living here and abroad.


To engage in fundraising to support the work of Carlisle Refugee Action Group.


More information about CRAG


Food Vouchers


The Food Voucher scheme is run by one of COWC's volunteers. The aim of the scheme is to provide hot meals for vulnerable people in the central Carlisle area. We have secured funding to give a voucher to the value of £7 to people in emergency need to take to a local cafe or takeaway or a hot meal.


There are several cafes and takeaways taking part in the scheme. Vouchers can also be bought for giving out by other agencies. 


For more information or to purchase vouchers


Carlisle Fairtrade


The Fairtrade City Steering Group has played a leading role in the successful campaign to make Carlisle a Fairtrade City since March 2005. A team of dedicated volunteers oversees the running of this campaign and the renewal of Fairtrade city status every two years awarded by the Fairtrade Foundation.  


Carlisle has recently secured the successful renewal of its Fairtrade status.


More information about Carlisle Fairtrade