Meet the Funders Online 2nd & 7th December (free to any community group working in Cambridgeshire)

Meet the Funders Online 2nd & 7th December (free to any community group working in Cambridgeshire) - 02/12/2021 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, The Evelyn Trust, Living Sport, The National Lottery Grants for Heritage Fund, Cambridgeshire County Council Youth and Community Team

You will be asked to complete a short project outline (contact us for a 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  as usual can give guidance on applications and help identify other possible 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 an appointment with each funder relevant to your project.

On Thursday 2nd December appointments will be available for the following funders:

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 is 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 The Evelyn Trust is interested in supporting health and wellbeing through Cambridgeshire charitable organisations using its Small Grants programme.Applications for between £4,000 and £10,000 can be made at any time and are considered quarterly. Projects are often pilots or trials of new services, or may be supporting hard to reach communities or supporting groups of people where needs have increased. We have also supported small capital projects for equipment, vehicles, etc

Youth and Community Team grants Appointments are available to speak to someone from the  Youth and community team  They have a small grant (up to £1,000) called the Community Reach Fund (CRF) to help groups with start-up costs e.g. for insurance or safeguarding checks.  They also have Covid Enabler Grants up to £500 to help groups best meet the needs of children, young people or families in response to an issue arising from Covid.  You can also contact the team for help from a youth and community coordinator

On Tuesday 7th December appointments will be available for:

The Cambridge City Council Area Committee Funding will open in December for 2022/23 and deadlines are Jan or Feb 2022 depending on your area Groups of local residents or voluntary groups can apply to our area committees for funding for projects, activities or services.  The priorities for Area Committee Community Grants specifically focus on reducing social and economic inequality for disadvantaged residents. Projects or activities should benefit a specific community or people living in a particular area.  Councillors decide on grant applications once per year, at an area committee meeting in the spring. Our ward map can help you work out which area committee your group should apply to.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration Grants Cambridge City Council are also making grants of up to £500 available for community groups, voluntary organisations and groupings of local residents, for events and activities being held between Thursday 2nd June and Sunday 5th June 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supports projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.  As a starting point all projects must involve a wider range of people in heritage and be environmentally sustainable  There are grants programme offering funding of between £3000 and £10,000, £10,000 to £250,000 and grants of over £250,000

Living Sport works to help more people enjoy the benefits of a physically active lifestyle. As well as helping sports clubs and groups access funding, we can provide advice and support for any group or organisation to offer physical activity, whether is a new development, or to sustain or develop what you are already doing. Physical activity is a great way to engage with a particular target audience, promote mental wellbeing, reduce isolation, bring communities together or address health issues.  We are particularly interested in groups working with older people, disabled people, people with health conditions including mental health, and children and young people.


Contact CCVS on to make the appointments and obtain your form to submit a short project outlne

This event is for small charities and community organisations working in Cambridgeshire