Could you, or your group, help to improve people’s lives, locally?
If only you had a little bit of funding…
Community groups can apply for up to £5,000 grant funding from Cambridge City Council’s Area Committee Community Grants scheme.
Voluntary and community organisations, or groups of local residents, can apply for the grants. But hurry, the deadline for applications is 31st January 2024.
Get your paperwork in good shape. (You’re getting public money, so you need to show that everything is legit.) And get cracking.
Grants could be for venue hire to host activities; costs to run activities that benefit people on low incomes; or activities that reduce poverty.
Examples of successful applications from 2023-24
Ainsworth Area Residents’ Association
Provision of mini allotment planters and mural signage for Ainsworth Street community garden plus additional new allotment planter to be located in Ainsworth playpark.
- Improve urban landscape.
- Encourage social connectedness and reduce isolation through engagement in community activities.
Merry-go-Round Toy Library
Twice monthly Toy Library at Ross Street Community Centre.
- Reduce social and economic inequality for local families via free sessions.
- Allow families regardless of income to access safe, good quality toys and equipment at a nominal charge.
The Signal Box Centre
Weekly summer holiday activities for children aged 6-18 years particularly those living in social tenancies.
- Provide physical and creative opportunities in a structured and positive environment to those who would not otherwise have access.
- Reduce social isolation and improve confidence and mental wellbeing through making new friends and playing together.
Successful applications will be for activities which reduce social and/or economic inequality for Cambridge City residents with the most need, taking place between 1st April 2024 and 31st March 2025, in a defined area of the city.
Need more guidelines on what makes a successful application? You can read the full list of successful and unsuccessful applications from last year, in the PDFs below.
- North Area 2023/24 awards [PDF]
- East Area 2023/24 awards [PDF]
- South Area 2023/24 awards [PDF]
- West/ Central Area 2023/24 awards [PDF]