District or City Funding

Cambridge City Council / Area Committee Grants / Closes 31 January 2024

Grants available: You can apply for up to £5,000 per area – this can be for a single activity or split between multiple activities.

Applications close: 31 January 2024

Who is the funding for: Your group must be set up for charitable or philanthropic purposes.



Area Committee Community Grants are set up to help reduce social and economic inequality for Cambridge residents with the most need. Community and voluntary groups can apply for up to £5,000 to run activities in specific areas that will help to do this.

Activities funded with these grants must address one or more of the following priorities:

  • Promoting active lifestyles
  • Providing arts and cultural activities
  • Providing community development activities
  • Providing activities to help reduce poverty
  • Providing legal or financial advice – groups must have the Advice Quality Standard or equivalent
  • Providing employment support
  • Helping to build capacity in the voluntary sector to achieve the above

Available funding 

The four area committees cover the city’s 14 wards. The provisional fund of £70,000 will be split between the four areas as follows:

  • £24,633 for the North area, which covers Arbury, East Chesterton, King’s Hedges and West Chesterton wards
  • £23,289 for the East area, which covers Abbey, Coleridge, Petersfield and Romsey wards
  • £15,202 for the South area, which covers Cherry Hinton, Queen Edith’s and Trumpington wards
  • £6,876 for the West/ Central area, which covers Castle, Market and Newnham wards

Activities must benefit people living in one of the four areas of Cambridge. This ward map shows the boundaries of each ward.

You can apply for up to £5,000 per area – this can be for a single activity or split between multiple activities. Do not apply for funding for the same activity in all four areas – you should apply for a community grant for citywide activities.

Available funding is subject to the confirmation of the Council’s budget in February 2024. Eligibility does not guarantee funding. We expect a high demand for this funding, so might not be able to award the full amount you request.

CLICK HERE to find out more and apply

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