Cambridge Acorn Project

Cambridge organisation improves the emotional wellbeing of adults and children

The Cambridge Acorn Project is a Community Interest Company (CIC). Their mission is to improve the emotional wellbeing of adults and children. The Project is committed to developing services, in whatever form, to support both adults and children vulnerable to some form of emotional harm.

The need

The projects co-founder, Matt Edge wanted to establish a group to provide therapeutic support to traumatised children.

The support

Partner organisations provided advice and guidance on:

  • the structural options available for forming a group
  • what governance structures were available
  • the requirements for charitable registration, and its implications
  • research and development
  • business planning, and
  • project management.

The impact

Matt Edge said:

“We are a very new organisation and haven’t yet submitted any funding bids, but I can genuinely say that we would not be where we are if it were not for the support we have received, the invaluable guidance and assistance with decisions about whether or not to seek charitable status, our early ideas, funding possibilities, management committees and many other things besides. For an organisation with very limited funds and experience this support has been crucial, responsive, attentive and in-depth.”

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