The Parish Council cannot advise on availability or suitability of individual funds, nor can they provide information to help complete applications. This list is purely for information. If you are aware of other sources and feel it would be of benefit to them to this list, please contact The Clerk.


Cambridgeshire ACRE

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) is the national body for the 38 rural community councils who make up the ACRE Network.

Cambridge Community Funding

Manages a number of funds.

ARM Community Funds

Support for Community Development and Engagement, Children Young People and Families and Adults Facing Life Crisis.

Birketts Community Fund

Support for Disability and Mental Health, Children and Families and Homelessness.

Bright Futures Fund

Support for young people facing difficulty or disadvantage because they are not in employment, education or training; young people who have offended or are considered to be at risk of offending; young people affected by bereavement and young carers.

Cambridge Home Adaptation Fund

Support for elderly people in need of financial support, in the Cambridge area, requiring small adaptations to their home or to purchase furniture or equipment to help them with disabilities.

Cambridgeshire Children’s Fund

Support for disadvantaged children (0-18 yrs) in Cambridgeshire within families on very low income and facing other factors such as the aftermath of domestic violence, mental health issues or addictions.

Cambridgeshire Fire Authority Community Fund

Grants are available to community groups and charities that help elderly people by offering support, regular contact and guidance and thus enable people to stay in their own homes.

Cambridgeshire Rural Fund

Cambridgeshire Rural Fund provides small grants (up to £2000) to projects seeking to re-address problems of rural deprivation in Cambridgeshire.

Cheffins Grassroots Endowed Fund

The Cheffins Grassroots Endowed Fund offers small grants to local voluntary and community organisations working to help people in need in or around Cambridge, Ely, St Ives, Newmarket, Haverhill or Saffron Walden.

Comic Relief Fund

The Comic Relief Local Communities Programme is offering grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to support projects that are A) Improving people’s life skills, education, employability and enterprise or B) Advancing people’s physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety.

East Cambs Community Fund

The aim of this small community grants scheme is to work in partnership with local communities to provide new and innovative community services and initiatives which develop the quality of life in East Cambridgeshire.

Projects must have relevance to at least one of the Council’s priorities, which are: Young People, Older People, Rural Communities, People with Disabilities

The Local Youth Social Activity Fund

The Local Youth Social Action Fund is offering grants to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with learning disabilities) living in Cambridgeshire (inc Peterborough).

High Sheriff’s Awards

The Cambridgeshire High Sheriff’s Award Scheme is open voluntary groups and charities based in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough) and working with young people to undertake charitable projects that benefit the young people and the communities in which they live.

LEP Prize Challenge

The LEP Prize Challenge is offering Awards and Prizes for projects that can improve and develop people’s skills to access sustained employment by generating new local solutions and maximizing positive training and other outcomes for them.

The Ridgeons Community Fund

The Ridgeons Community Fund offers grants of between £250 and £750 to support small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations undertaking charitable work. The focus for the Fund is on projects aimed at improving health, and those working with children, young people and families.

The Seymour Fund

The Seymour Fund makes small grants to help protect those in need. Past recipients include SPICE, the Newmarket girl guide organisation.

Princes Trust

Lists many funders with varying criteria and interests.

Awards for All

Awards for All offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 for grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods.

Big Community Wildlife

Grants of £300 to £10,000 for projects that bring local people together to discover enjoy or protect the wildlife in their local area.

Rural Community Buildings Loan Fund