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.

Hills Road VI Form College travel plan is in

Hills Road Sixth Form College recently applied for planning permission to demolish their existing sports pavilion on Sedley Taylor Road and build a new one. The application was considered at the recent South Area meeting on 7th November.

Many residents of Sedley Taylor Road have concerns about parking and access to the existing sports pavilion and playing fields, and fear that the new pavilion could increase these difficulties. There has been a well supported petition, and residents met the College before the application to express their concerns. So parking and traffic were very much in councillors’ minds at the meeting, and although the application was approved, one of the conditions was that the College submit a travel plan including measures to discourage private motor vehicles and to encourage other means of transport. The travel plan has now been received. Here it is: HRSFCtravelplan

I have asked that it come back to the Area Meeting for consideration.The next meeting is on 9th January, at the Cherry Hinton Village Centre and begins at 7.30 p.m. The travel plan is the third item on the agenda.