Council grants for leisure and community groups

Cambridge City Council gives community development and leisure grants to young people’s groups, sports teams, social clubs, community associations etc. The money can help with events, equipment or outings. Recent examples are the Cherry Hinton Festival, marquées and Christmas outings.

Priority is given to projects that help people disadvantaged by disability, low income or discrimination. Applications are invited from community groups and voluntary organizations, groups of local residents who can demonstrate the accountability requirements, or a combination.

Applications should be made to the Community Development Grants Team at the City Council, and will be decided by the area committees: for Queen Edith’s, this is the  South Area Committee, which meets approximately every two months at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre. The next deadline is 22nd April and the grants will be decided on 9th May.

For more information on grants, and to download forms and eligibility rules, see the Council’s website or contact Elaine Shortt, Senior Grants Officer, tel 01223 457968, or email [email protected]

Contact the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation on Cambridge 410535.

 

A council grant for your group – apply in September, enjoy in 2013

Cambridge City Council gives community development and leisure grants to community groups, sports teams, social clubs, residents’ associations etc. The money could help with events, equipment or outings.

Here is a list of the types of organization and activity that attract grant funding:
  • Organisations that provide activities and services to people who are disadvantaged or marginalised by their social or economic circumstances
  • Organisations that enable people to improve their own well being and participate in their communities
  • Organisations that enable people to participate in making decisions and influence the services that affect their lives
  • Activities which increase people’s awareness of the city’s cultural diversity, and provides opportunities to celebrate it
  • Activities which bring people together to identify common issues and bring about positive changes in their communities
  • High levels of user involvement in identifying local needs and developing projects which respond to those needs
  • Organisations which develop and deliver sustainable solutions to social and economic challenges

Grants for Queen Edith’s, Cherry Hinton and Trumpington are assessed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, which makes recommendations to councillors at the South Area Committee, which meets approximately every two months. The next deadline is 30th September and the grants will be decided in December.

For more information on grants, and to download forms and eligibility rules, see the Council’s website or download a leaflet here: AC publicity leaflet

Contact the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation on Cambridge 410535.

Funding for community groups in Queen Edith’s

Cambridge City Council gives community development and leisure grants to young people’s groups, sports teams, social clubs, community associations etc. This could help with events, equipment or outings.
Here is a list of the types of organization and activity that attract grant funding:
  • Organisations that provide activities and services to people who are disadvantaged or marginalised by their social or economic circumstances
  • Organisations that enable people to improve their own well being and participate in their communities
  • Organisations that enable people to participate in making decisions and influence the services that affect their lives
  • Activities which increase people’s awareness of the city’s cultural diversity, and provides opportunities to celebrate it
  • Activities which bring people together to identify common issues and bring about positive changes in their communities
  • High levels of user involvement in identifying local needs and developing projects which respond to those needs
  • Organisations which develop and deliver sustainable solutions to social and economic challenges

Grants for Queen Edith’s, Cherry Hinton and Trumpington are assessed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, which makes recommendations to councillors at the South Area Committee, which meets approximately every two months at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre. The next deadline is 31st March and the grants will be decided in May.

For more information on grants, and to download forms and eligibility rules, see the Council’s website or download a leaflet here: AC publicity leaflet

Contact the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation on Cambridge 410535.