Anthony Hornby Trust / Varies / Ongoing

Grants available: Grants are typically around £1,000 and rarely over £5,000, however no maximum amount you can apply for is stipulated.

Deadline to apply: Ongoing

Who is the funding for?

Organisations working in the following courses:

  • education, training and employment;
  • medical, health and sickness;
  • Arts and culture;
  • animals and environment; and
  • community development.

District: UK


The Trust does not operate a website. Please use the contact details below for more information and how to apply.

Antony Hornby Charitable Trust
C/O Saffery Champness LLP
71 Queen Victoria Street

020 7841 4000


How will the Integrated Care System deliver the services in the community?

Introducing your Integrated Care System

Click on this video link to understand how the Integrated Care System (ICS) will operate in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and tackle critical issues like:

  • Health Inequalities
  • Access to digital care services
  • Poor recruitment in health and care roles

On 1st July 2022, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System (CPICS) was formed as part of a partnership between health and care organisations, local councils, and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises. The purpose of the partnership is to tackle big issues such as:

  • Health inequalities
  • Access to digital care services
  • Recruitment in health & care roles

The new Integrated Care Board (ICB), part of the ICS, will buy NHS services and be called NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

To enable the ICB to bring health & care decisions closer to home, they will have a North and South team who will work within their areas to address the needs of their local communities.


Covering Peterborough, Fenland and Huntingdonshire, the North is responsible for improving the health and well-being of around 575,000 people.


Covering Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and East Cambridgeshire, the South is responsible for improving the health and well-being of around 375,000 people.

The new Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INTs) will bring together your local health and care services.

There are 22 INTs within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, including GP practices, pharmacies, voluntary organisations, hospitals and local councils.

For more information about your Integrated Care System, go to


Esmee Fairbairn Foundation increases grants in response to cost of living crisis

In recognition of the extraordinary rise in the cost of living over the past year, the funder Esmee Fairbairn Foundation recently committed an extra £7.4m to organisations we fund that are being affected by rising costs.

In January, the foundation will be offering an uplift payment for most grants made in or before 2022, where work is ongoing in January 2023 and is being affected by rising costs.

The payment will represent 10% of Esmée’s most recent grant payment made in 2022 as well as any further outstanding grant payments (capped at a maximum payment of £60,000).

This is a huge move by one of the bigger funders and Support Cambridgeshire applauded this move, hoping others will follow in 2023.

Vision for Volunteering gets funding

Back in June 2022, at the Connecting Communities Conference, Gethyn Williams spoke about the Vision for Volunteering strategy and how those collective organisations behind it hoped it would spark a new enthusiasm for volunteering. In the session, many highlighted their agreement and excitement for the points made by the paper but felt without government backing, it wouldn’t get very far.

On the 15th of December 2022, it was announced that funding had been granted by the government.

“Plans to transform volunteering in England are set to be realised, with a Government investment of £600,000. The ambitious ten-year Vision for Volunteering, set out by over 300 organisations from across the volunteering community, aims to make England the best place in the world to be a volunteer by 2032.

Funding announced today from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will strengthen the next 18-month stage of the project, which focuses on how volunteering must adapt and evolve in five key areas over the next decade including equity and inclusion. The government’s support for the Vision for Volunteering comes at a crucial time.

The current economic crisis is causing huge challenges across society. Volunteers are once again proving how vital they are to the national crisis response – helping to deliver support and services to those who need it in communities across the country. But it is also a difficult time for volunteers themselves and for organisations struggling to recruit volunteers in a difficult economic climate.”

Read the full press release below.

Vision for Volunteering Press Release


Staff support hub launches new service

Did you know your physical and mental health can be mutually connected?


Good mental health can positively affect your physical health. In return, poor mental health can negatively affect your physical health.


With growing evidence around the relationship between physical and mental health and its impact on wellbeing at work, we are pleased to share that we are introducing a new Physiotherapy Service in Staff Support Hub. Jasmine, our new physiotherapist, is excited to introduce new exercise sessions, educational webinars and resources to guide you in achieving an active lifestyle, and lots more!


Here is what you can expect in the next month..


  • Do you have a long-term condition- a Focus Group to ascertain your needs.
    If you have a long-term health condition or persistent pain please join this open discussion. You may be interested to hear from others or you may have requests around how you can be better supported at work- I would love to hear.


Click on the below dates to register and for more information:

Dates: 5th January 11:00 or 9th January 14:00

  • Sat at your desk? Take a movement break in this follow-along session.
    Do you spend time sat at a desk? This is an exercise/movement session for you to join in with, from your desk to help you get started with being more active in your working day- a great New Years Resolution! This is suitable for all abilities.


Click on the below dates to register and for more information:

Dates: January 25th 11:00 or January 30th 14:00


Not sure if your organisation can access this support? Check out our Staff Support Hub page, which explains which 3rd sector organisations can access the Hub’s services. HERE


Health Alliance Group Update December 2022

The Health Alliance group met online on the 14th of November to update the members on the progress made by the ICS and VCSE sector in working together to deliver the goals as set out in the VCSE Strategy.

The meeting was chaired by Kathryn Shepherdson, Deputy CEO of Hunts Forum; It was good to see another healthy representation from across the voluntary sector.

Kathryn opened the meeting by introducing Nicci Briggs, Chief Financial Officer at the Integrated Care Board (ICB), who came and spoke about her role and responsibilities and how funding is transferred across the sector.




Her Role & Responsibilities

Nicci is responsible for looking after the commissioning provision across the whole landscape and the different statutory responsibilities within the Integrated Care System (ICS) regarding the commissioning & performance of providers.

She looks after £1.7 billion system spending across the health allocation covering Mental Health, Acute Primary & VCSE sector.  She sees her role as helping the ICS make decisions more quickly, offer more personalised care and remove existing barriers and boundaries that restrict care services around these critical areas:

  • Primary Care
  • Social Care Engagement
  • Service Transfer
  • End of Life/High Users

Over the next two years, her top priorities will focus on ‘Health & Equality’ within the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough region and identify more significant opportunities to address primary care issues.

Nicci explained how the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) sits alongside the ICB and is responsible for implementing the strategic direction for Social Care and Health. They also create the Health & Wellbeing Strategy and have input into key partnerships and coalitions with community partners such as the Better Care Fund (BCF) & Adult Care Discharge Fund.

Nicci explained that they are looking at a 6% growth in Care Services and see the NHS unpicking some of their larger funds to free up additional money to focus on localised care prevention and health & equality, mainly.

The ICB has created North & South Place partnerships that will work across our region and be responsible for delivering local care services and health & equality through Integrated Neighbourhoods Teams (INT), previously Primary Care Networks (PCN)

They are still in their infancy and not fully operational throughout the County, but they will eventually look at local issues and priorities for their patch and decide what actions need to be taken.

Nicci said that are three routes for the voluntary sector organisations to inform the ICB. Nicci recommended best routes to pass on information to the ICB are:

  1. Through the Integrated Neighbourhood teams (until the North and South Place partnerships are ready – they will feed back direct to PCN).Here is a link to access all the local INT/PCN
  2. Forum – like the Health Alliance & other networks to gain direct access to key individuals within the ICB, like Nicci Briggs and Kit Connick, who have previously attended the Health Alliance meetings.
  3. Participate in the new voluntary sector forum the ICB is looking to launch to enable them to engage directly with the voluntary sector.

Data Collaboration Presentation

Michael Mitchel from the CAB then followed with his presentation exploring the idea of data collaboration between charities in Cambridgeshire.  This was a piece of work commissioned from an earlier meeting.   The CAB and Healthwatch agreed to collect data relating only to health and community care interaction.

Rachel Talbot and Michael asked for any feedback from Health Alliance members on what other data they might find useful.

The next meeting will be held on 11th January and a hybrid meeting (both online and face-to-face at The Maple Centre). If you would like an invite, please email


Free training for those supporting those struggling with the cost of living crisis

Anjela  Jones from the Adult Early Help Team at Cambridgeshire County Council will be delivering the sessions online using Teams.

The 1 hr session will cover:

  • What support is available
  • How to signpost to this support
  • Where to find information about the support available.

 Times and dates: the same session is offered on different days:

Tue 20th December      10:00 -11:00 am

Wed 11th January ‘23   2:00 -3:00 pm


Please register your interest by completing this online form here

If you have any questions relating to this training please contact

‘Well Together This Winter’ Initiative launched

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (CPICS) have launched Well Together This Winter, a new one-stop shop for important information to help you stay well during the colder months.

We can all stay well together this winter by following some simple steps. Make sure you use the right service for your needs; follow simple tips around self-care like stocking up your medicine cabinet and keeping hydrated; and learn about the support that’s available to you throughout the colder months.

  • Self-care is all about doing the simple things that will help you stay well at home.
  • Pharmacists are trained people who have been through at least five years of training.
  • GP Practices now all offer remote appointments as well as face-to-face appointments.
  • NHS 111 is open 24/7, every day of the year, and offers expert advice and support to people.
  • Urgent Treatment Centres and Minor Injury Units can help with lots of different problems, including wounds, cuts and bruises, bites, minor burns, minor head injuries, eye problems and ear ache.
  • Accident and Emergency departments and 999  are for people experiencing a life-threatening emergency.  999 & A&E are here to support those people with the most serious medical issues.
  • Keeping Warm inside your home is really important. The NHS recommends that you heat your home to at least 18 degrees if you can, as this can help you stay well during the winter.
  • Warm Hubs have been opened by local councils. These are safe spaces within the community that you can come to for free to stay warm.
  • Mental Health tips for winter are free to access and useful to know as many of us may feel a little low at some points during the winter.

Visit to find out about the different NHS services and when to use them, mental health support, and more.

If you need help with your mental health, don’t wait – reach out now.  There are alot of national and local services available.

Local Services

  • NHS 111 option 2 is available for people who are in a mental health crisis.
  • Lifeline – 0808 808 2121 – Opens every day between 11am – 11pm.
  • CPSL Mind – 0300 303 4363 – Opens 9.30am – 5.30pm
  • Centre 33 – 0333 414 1809 – Opens 12pm – 5pm Monday to Friay and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays.

National Services

  • The Samaritans – 116 123 – Opens 24/7, every day of the year.
  • CAL M Zone – 0800 58 58 58 – Opens 5pm – midnight every day of the year

Blue Spark Foundation / Children & Young People Education and Development / Deadline ongoing

Grants available: Most grants agreed under £2000 and none are more than £5000.

Deadline to apply: Ongoing

Who is the funding for? Academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavours. Particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

District: UK



BlueSpark aim to help children and young people reach their full potential by supporting projects which have the following objectives:


  • Encouraging independence


  • Developing team working skills


  • Developing self confidence


  • Promoting creativity & individuality


  • Encouraging aspiration


  • Enhancing educational achievement


  • Widening educational horizons

Financial pressures on school and community budgets mean that many worthwhile projects which would help the education and development of children and young people may not get off the ground simply because of the absence of funding.

Teachers and people in the community at large are often prepared to give their time to potential projects but they may not have access to the funding which will turn those projects into reality. Many worthwhile projects require relatively small-scale funding but that funding may be beyond the reach of the originators of the project. BlueSpark helps to bridge that gap by funding or part funding some of these projects. The funder funds for projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a lesser scale without our support. Most projects which we support are likely to be initiated or undertaken by schools, colleges or community groups. However, individuals may also apply for a grant and BlueSpark may undertake or initiate projects in its own right.

Microsoft NonProfit Support

Microsoft Nonprofits offer not-for-profit organisations access to product donations and discounted software, including Microsoft Office 365. Registration and proof of charitable status (charity number) are required before offers are available.

Their newsletter and social media pages also offer a wealth of valuable best practices for nonprofits undergoing digital transformation.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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