Meet the Funders (free to any community group)

Meet the Funders (free to any community group) - 04/03/2021 10:00am

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Online

An opportunity to meet with a funder online to discuss your activity or project ideas for funding

If you are a constituted community group, charity or club with a project or activity that you are seeking grant funding for, then here is a chance to meet some possible funders online including Cambridge City Community Grants, The National Lottery Community Fund, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and The Evelyn Trust.

You will be asked to complete a short project proposal form and submit it to CCVS who will then make you a 20 minute  online appointment with the funder/funders you wish to discuss your idea with. Appointments will give you a chance to discuss your idea with the funder and get some feedback.  If you need some help with developing your proposal, or identifying the right funder to speak to please do contact us for help.

CCVS development staff will also be available at the event to give guidance on applications and other funding opportunities.

Please note appointments are to give you the opportunity to improve your application  and not a guarantee of a successful application.

Appointments are for 20 minutes with the following funders, you may make and appointment with each funder relevant to your project.

The Cambridge City Council Community Grant fund will open this summer and is available for projects that will help to reduce social or economic inequality in Cambridge. This CCVS event is an opportunity to meet a grants officer to discuss your ideas in advance of the launch of the 2021 grant programme – although some details may change the 2021 grant requirements are expected to reflect most of the guidelines for the 2020 grant  All applications must demonstrate how the funding will be used to reduce social or economic inequality, by removing barriers for city residents with the most need.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages a growing number of charitable funds, on behalf of individuals and organisations, and awards grants to charitable projects undertaken by voluntary/ community groups and charities throughout Cambridgeshire. Applications can be submitted at any time and are considered on a regular basis. Applicants can choose a fund to apply to or leave it unspecified and the CCF team will take the application to a fund that is suitable in terms of budget, location etc Find details of how to apply here

The National Lottery Community Fund are open to applications from voluntary or community organisations.  Awards for All funds £300 to £10,000 for up to one year; Reaching Communities funds in excess of £10,000 for up to 5 years as does Partnerships which is for organisations that work together to help their community thrive.

The Evelyn Trust is interested in supporting health and wellbeing through Cambridgeshire charities using its Small Grants programme. Applications for between £4,000 and £10,000 can be made at any time and are considered quarterly. At present, charities can apply for general funds for their vital health and wellbeing services to help cover a drop in income during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, project pilots and trials of new services to improve health and wellbeing, especially in hard to reach communities or for those in deprivation, continue to be welcomed.  The Evelyn Trust has a particular interest in helping children and young people and older people.

Contact CCVS on to make the appointments and submit your project proposal form