Hi and thanks for wanting to join this unique, new Co-op and become part of the fantastic Invest in Cumbria Alliance movement.

Can't tell you how excited we are about this project!

We're breaking into new territory here, linking investors and communities for mutual benefit. Together we've got a chance to change how businesses and government engage with ordinary people and in a way that both sides win.

You'll get your say to help organisations (from commercial and government sectors) with some of your great ideas, and in the process help your community with much needed cash for wellbeing projects and to create new jobs, working for the Co-op!



We don't think there is much not to like here but as our journey unfolds if there are any ways you can help or ideas you would like to share then please get in touch!

In the meantime we really look forward to working with you and on your behalf to help build Cumbria back better.

Quentin - Founder Member

As you'd expect the information you provide now and at any point in the future is collected and stored securely by The Community Data Cooperative (a Cooperative society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority Reg No: 4698). We and our partners will hold this information in confidence and comply with our responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 2018 and current GDPR legislation. If you'd like to see our Data Privacy Policy click HERE.

Ok the formal bit.

I want to become a Member of The Community Data Cooperative, join this exciting Data For Good Movement and make a difference in my community.
I've read and agree to the Rules of the Cooperative (click here)and Terms of Membership (click here) and understand the Co-op will keep all my data and personal details safe in accordance with your privacy policy (click here).
Now, before we all get too carried away you need tell us a little bit about yourself so we can start to build your profile. Profiles are important because down the line the organisations who want to find out what you think about their goods or services also want to know what type of people gave similar responses so they can identify groups, patterns and trends. Here ends the lesson in market research!

First Name:*

Last Name:*


Address 1:*

Address 2:



Post Code:*

Email Address:*

Mobile Number:*

Phone Number:

Date of Birth:*

Parent email address:*

To avoid irritating you please let us know your preferred means of communication.
Email is the cheapest way for the Co-op:
Yes pleaseNo thanks
Email Yes pleaseNo thanks 
TextYes pleaseNo thanks 
TelephoneYes pleaseNo thanks 
PostYes pleaseNo thanks 
Can you tell us your gender?*

Please tell us your ethnicity so we can make sure we are attracting Members from all of our communities:*

Following the explanation of why we need your personal details above, can you confirm you are happy for us to process your data by ticking the box on the left please? We need to be belt 'n' braces regards data compliance laws for everyone's peace of mind.
Privacy Policy
The next few questions may seem a bit nosey but the answers help us to create profiles we can attach to the surveys you go onto complete for the Co-op's clients in the future. These profiles mean our clients will get much better insights behind the answers to their questions, which hopefully means they are very happy with us, come back for more and together we create more cash for our communities!

First one, what is your job status?

Can you tell us your household's approximate income - so that's the combined salary/earnings from everyone that lives there? Again, this information is kept confidential.
Please count all income and do not deduct any taxes, national insurance contributions, superannuation or health insurance payments.

Do you have any kids, aged under 16, living with you at the moment?

Do you look after any elderly friends or relatives in your spare time, so pop round and make sure they are OK, things like that?

Thanks for answering the above. Now we'd like to ask you for some information on how you feel about where you live. When answering a question about "local" please consider this to be within 15-20 mins walk of your front door.

These first couple of questions come from some national surveys the government runs and the answers will enable us to see how our Membership compares to a national average. This is really useful if we want to persuade government or local authorities to increase funding for community initiatives, for example.

The questions we then ask about businesses and charities will help us a get a feel about who is mucking in and helping in the community near you and perhaps more importantly who you think should be.
And guess what? We will be knocking on the doors of those you think should be doing more, to see if they can help and/or get involved!

So, first question, how strongly do you feel you belong to your local area?

To what extent would you agree or disgree that people in your local area pull together to improve the local area?*

Can you tell us the name of any commercial business that you think provides great support or funding for community initiatives near you. The names of up to 3 businesses would be great, if you know that many of course!




Can you tell us the names of any charities/voluntary/council organisations or departments that provide great support or funding for community initiatives near you?
Can you separate each organisation with a semi colon please (;).

And, no great surprise with this question - can you name any organisation you think should be doing more to help out in your community and why? 

Last few questions!
We'd like to know a bit about how you feel about life in general, what you do to keep healthy and active and what you might like to do? We can then compare your feedback with national statistics from organisations like Sport England and the NHS and then fight for funding in our Members' local areas for more of the things that will make your lives happier and healthier.

First big question - how happy are you with your life generally at the moment? 
Please rate on a scale of 0-10, where 0 is "not at all happy" and 10 "over the moon"!
Do you currently do any form of physical activity (e.g walking, walking the dog, gardening, cycling, swimming, team sports, gym/leisure centre etc.)?*

Nearly there, can you let us know a bit about what you do in your community or would like to do?

Please select the best choice for the following:
YesNoLike toNever!
Do you currently do any volunteer work in your community?YesNoLike toNever! 
Do you use the Lake District National Park specifically for leisure activities?YesNoLike toNever! 
Are you involved in local politics at all?YesNoLike toNever! 
Do you get involved with local environmental or green initiatives?YesNoLike toNever! 
Have you got specialist skills you think you can share with others in your community?YesNoLike toNever!