About PACT

Penrith Action for Community Transition (PACT) is a sustainability group committed to decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, reducing carbon emissions, helping to build resilience to climate change and restoring biodiversity to nature depleted areas. PACT consists of like-minded and enthusiastic volunteers working together on matters such as energy, transport, waste and recycling, food and nature recovery to make a real difference in the local area.

PACT was formed in 2008 as an informal grass-roots organisation working initially to develop community-based responses to the challenges of peak oil, climate change and economic sustainability, building on initiatives coming directly from its members.

In 2013 ‘Penrith Action for Community Transition Limited’ was registered as a Community Benefit Society.

PACT is led by a board of directors and its constitutional objectives are “to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by:

  • Raising awareness of the issues associated with climate change, scarcity of resources and economic sustainability.
  • Reducing carbon emissions
  • Increasing community resilience
  • Actively working with other stakeholders to harness the energies of the local community to achieve the above three objectives

With years of local experience as the climate and biodiversity crises have deepened, PACT has become established as a vehicle for effective local action and is one of eleven front-line “delivery partners” in the ongoing Lottery-funded Zero Carbon Cumbria project (2021-25).

There is so much more we could do! Please join us and help us to make a difference!


  • Chair: Christine Sutherland
  • Secretary: Anne-Marie Williams
  • Dave Corrie
  • Geoff Rockliffe-King
  • Ali Ross
  • Richard Waller

Treasurer: Vacant