Portal to help you find funds

SupportCambridgeshire 4 Communities is a free self-service website which enables voluntary and community organisations to browse, search and apply for grants to support their work.

SupportCambridgeshire 4 Communities is not designed to replace individual or group support if its required. If you want more in depth support once you have visited the site  you can always contact one of our Development workers for more advice and guidance.

To help you find what you need we’ve setup some FAQs to help answer any queries.

Funding is one of the most important and most difficult areas for voluntary and community organisations to deal with. In order to help local groups and make information available to them, Cambridge CVS has a range of services linked to funding.

Click on one of the sections below or contact us to arrange a one to one support session.


Who is getting funding?

Grantnav is a website where you can search to see who has been awarded funding in your area. Find out what some of the biggest funders have awarded grants for in your area. Click here to visit the Grantnav website

Support Cambridgeshire funding sources –  see past funding blogs arranged by cause

Invisible grant makers (2021) – pdf of 45 pages of small trusts to look through ask CCVS development worker for support with this

Charities Excellence Framework   Free list of trusts need to register

Living Sport Current funding opportunities for clubs and community groups

Grants Online regional funds plus grants organised by cause

Charity Commission directory see who has funded similar organisations or projects

The Heritage funding Directory funding for heritage projects


Sources specifically around Lottery funding

Arts Council funding search

The National Lottery Community Fund search

Sport England funding tool

Heritage Lottery Fund

Lottery good causes  check out the sorts of things the lottery are funding

Online fundraising ideas

Students at Cambridge Hub have put together a concise and helpful document: Online Fundraising Ideas for Small Charities