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Welcome to Support Cambridgeshire’s dedicated fundraising event for the voluntary and community sector! Recognising the vital role funding plays in your organisation, we are committed to helping you identify valuable funding opportunities.

We are excited to present our annual event addressing this crucial topic as part of our ongoing efforts to support organisations and groups within Cambridgeshire. Throughout this month, we will offer a series of informative webinars accessible to all organisations in Cambridgeshire, including parish and town councils. Best of all, these webinars are entirely free, and you’re welcome to participate in as many as you find interesting. Sign up for the sessions that capture your attention.

Each day’s webinar features speakers organised by different partners, providing diverse insights. If you have any questions, contact the respective organisers directly.

We kick off the month with an online workshop, ‘Tips for Making a Successful Grant Application,’ delivered by CCVS for Support Cambridgeshire on March 7th from 12:00 to 13:30. This session is open to all groups operating within Cambridgeshire, and attendance is free. We encourage all participants considering funding applications to join this workshop, as it will provide valuable support.

Following this, we present two days of local funders’ webinars organised by Support Cambridgeshire on March 12th and 13th. For inquiries about these events, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

To conclude the month, on March 19th and 20th, we’ve partnered with Community Matters, along with other CVS across England, to bring you a range of national funders who will be discussing their available funding. For any queries about these events, please contact Community Matters Yorkshire directly.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to enhance your fundraising knowledge and discover valuable funding avenues for your organisation. Secure your spot today!

7th March (Sold out) and 26th March 2023

12:00 – 13:30 


Due to popular demand, we have added another training date on the 26th March. If you have any questions about this training, please contact CCVS directly –

Online workshop ideal for trustees and volunteer fundraisers for small and medium sized groups. We will identify good practice and help develop the skills and knowledge focusing on:

  • Understanding what the funders want to see in an application
  • Identifying the key features of successful funding applications by using case studies and group work
  • Evidencing the need for your project and developing measurable & achievable outcomes
  • How to monitor and evaluating the success of your project

The trainer will be one of our development workers with experience of writing and assessing grant applications.

What past attendees have said about this webinar:

“Thank you so much – that was excellent!”

“Thank you Chris, and Jigna, that was very helpful and informative.”

“I chair the grants committee for Huntingdon Town Council. This is very informative.”

“Huge thanks for the workshop today, it was incredibly informative and insightful.”

We have rounded up a range of local funders within Cambridgeshire to come and speak about their funding opportunities and how to access them.

What time are the sessions, and do I have to attend them all?

The sessions are all separate webinars.

Click on the BOOK HERE image to be taken to the Microsoft Form link. Add your details and highlight which session you would like to participate in. This will trigger an email that will give you more details regarding links and information.

You will also receive an email leading up to the event; remember to add it to your diary! If you have any issues, do get in contact.


We have decided not to record these events as they are time-sensitive. All the speakers welcome you to contact them directly, and slides will be uploaded as a news item on the website following the event. If you receive emails from Support Cambridgeshire, this will also come straight to your inbox. Subscribe HERE

Who do I contact regarding this event?

Please get in touch with Support Cambridgeshire at 

Local Funders Day – 12th March (Click the downward arrow to learn more about each event)

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This session will be focused on the Clarion Futures grant schemes open to voluntary and community groups working in the Fenland area. A representative from Fenland District Council will be talking about the support they give to groups to apply for grants. (Unfortunately, this will not be about Fenland District Council-specific funds)

Fenland District Council Grants:

Clarion Housing funding opportunities: 

East Cambridgeshire District Council will discuss their Community Fund, which supports local groups. Along with the Facilities Improvement Grants, both available to organisations working within the East Cambridgeshire district.

East Cambridgeshire Grant webpage:

South Cambridgeshire District Council will discuss their Community Chest & Zero Carbon Communities Grant available to those working within the South Cambridgeshire district.

South Cambridgeshire Grant webpage:

Cambridge City Council will be talking about their 2025-2026 Community Grants. They will also cover the 25-26 Homelessness Prevention Grant and Sustainable City Grant.

Cambridge City Grant webpage:

Huntingdonshire District Council will be talking about their Community Chest funding for 2024. Available to those groups working within the district of Huntingdonshire which align with the Corporate Plan 2023-28.

Huntingdonshire District Council grant webpage:

Local Funders Day – 13th March (Click the downward arrow to learn more about each event)

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The Evelyn Trust is a local grant-making charity supporting medical research along with health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. In this session, they will be talking about their larger grants, which range from £10,000 up to a maximum of £250,000.

Evelyn Trust website:

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation awards grants and offers support to local non-profit organisations which run projects that contribute to a better quality of life across our county. Supported projects often address inequalities and disadvantages, including issues concerning health and wellbeing, homelessness, social isolation, education, and the environment.

In this session, Sara Marshall will discuss the wide range of opportunities open to groups and how to apply for them.

Please note that the session is longer than the others due to the number of funding opportunities to discuss.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website:

Unfortunately, Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust has had to pull out of this event due to the number of applications made to them in the past few months and the capacity of this small funder.

National Lottery Community Fund will attend to talk through their Awards For All England and Reaching Communities funding programmes in particular. This will also be an opportunity to talk to the officer overseeing those applications within Cambridgeshire.

Please note that there will be another opportunity to attend a webinar from the National Lotter Community Fund on the 20th of March at 13:00. Click here to book this session.

Thanks to our friends at Community Matters Yorkshire, they have allowed us to join their two-day Funding Fair and listen to the fantastic range of national funders talk about their opportunities and ask questions.

What time are the sessions, and do I have to attend them all?

The sessions are all separate webinars.

Click on the BOOK HERE image below each description to be taken to the Try Booking link, which has more details, including timings and booking form.

Remember to add this session to your diary!


As Community Matters Yorkshire organised this event, they have decided not to record it.

Who do I contact regarding this event?

Please get in touch with Community Matters Yorkshire directly should you have any questions at

National Funders Days – 19th March (Click the arrow to read more and book)

Click the arrow to read more about each event. To book the session click on the button under the title. These sessions are to be booked one at a time. 

Grantscape administers community funds (CF) on behalf of Local Authorities, large-scale renewable energy developers, including wind farms and solar farms, landfill operators (through the Landfill Communities Fund), and other renewable energy plants.

Grantscape currently has three funds available to Cambridgeshire communities. These include the REG Power Management, Mick George Community Fund and Ramsey Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

Grantscape main website website.

Lloyds Bank Foundation has committed to funding at least 700 charities at any one time. They also provide a wide range of developmental support, including training, consultancy and mentoring alongside their funding to strengthen charities.

Lloyds Bank Foundation website

Easyfundraising is the UK’s biggest charity shopping site where you can raise money for your good cause when your supporters shop online. easyfundraising turns everyday online shopping into free donations for your cause – your supporters shop as usual (but start on your easyfundraising cause page). Then retailers will make a small donation to say “thank you”.

Easyfundrsaing website

The Good Things Foundation helps people improve their lives through digital means. They tackle the most pressing social issues of our time, working with partners in thousands of communities across the UK. They fund around digital inclusion and have the ‘Fix the Digital Divide Fund’ broken up into smaller funding pots.

Good Things Foundation website

Groundworks’ experienced grant management teams help support thousands of projects annually through their grant programmes. Last year, they invested £88 million in communities. Groundwork has a number of grant programs that groups in Cambridgeshire can tap into, including Tesco Stronger Starts, VCSE Energy Efficiency Scheme, and the Thrive Together Fund.

Groundworks website:

The Heritage Lottery Fund believes that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies. They distribute National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5 million and over, funding projects that sustain and transform the UK’s heritage, increasing resilience.

Heritage Lottery website: 

The People’s Postcode has six community-focused trusts awarding funding from £500 up to £20,000 to support smaller charities and local community groups that work for the benefit of people and the planet.

The People’s Postcode Lottery website

National Funders Days – 20th March (Click on the arrow to read more and book)

Click the arrow to read more about each event. To book the session click on the button under the title. These sessions are to be booked one at a time. 

A family grant-making foundation that supports charities in England and Wales working to raise the quality of life and provide greater opportunities for the young, the elderly, the disabled, and the disadvantaged.

They will fund:

  • Capital projects include new buildings, extensions, refurbishments and recreational spaces.
  • New minibuses and other vehicles that provide a vital service to those most in need in their local community.
  • Churches and other places of worship with a strong, secular community focus.
  • Charities or CIOs (Charitable Incorporated Organisations) registered in England and Wales.
  • Specific organisations with exempt status such as specialist schools, scout and guide groups, housing associations, cooperatives and community benefit societies.

Bernard Sunley Foundation website:

Through grant-making, the Clothworkers’ Foundation improves the lives of people and communities – particularly those facing disadvantage, deprivation and/or discrimination. The Foundation was set up in 1977 as the primary vehicle of charitable giving for The Clothworkers’ Company. Since then, The Foundation has awarded more than £152 million in capital grants to charities registered in the UK or not-for-profit organisations working across the nine areas of priority defined in its Main and Small Grants programme.

Clothworkers Foundation website:

Funding is available to local charities and grass-roots community organisations to maintain and enhance vital community projects through Co-op’s Local Community Fund, which comes from the money raised when Co-op members buy their own brand products and services. In addition, Co-op and Crowdfunder have teamed up to unlock additional funding as local community fund grants are now able to count on Crowdfunder’s website towards match funding.

Co-Op Community Fund website :

The Key Fund offers flexible loans and grant/loan packages to help community and social enterprises start-up, become sustainable, or grow. Please note the Key fund do not fund in the East of England.

The National Lottery Community Fund aims to support ideas and projects that matter to people and communities. Using funding and relationships to help create stronger, more connected communities, the National Lottery Community Fund distributes over £600m a year to communities across the UK, raised by players of The National Lottery.

Please note that the Yorkshire funding officer will present this session, which will be more general. Should you wish to speak to the Cambridgeshire representative, you may wish to attend on Wednesday, 13th March at 14:00. Click here to book the local session.

National Lotter Community Fund website:

The People’s Health Trust have two funding programmes: Health Justice Fund and Active Communities.

Health Justice Fund

The Health Justice Fund provides a route through which communities experiencing the sharp end of health inequalities can work with us, using their experience and practice, to improve health for the long term.

Active Communities

Active Communities funds community groups, not-for-profit organisations and local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age

People’s Health Trust website:

Benefact Trust (formerly Allchurches Trust) was established to empower Christian churches and charities across the UK and Ireland, giving them the means to make a positive difference in the lives of the people and communities they serve. Our support of churches and Christian charities in the UK and Ireland is more than just the preservation of history and heritage, it’s the preservation of hope, it’s a potential lifeline for many of our most disadvantaged communities. Since 1972 we have awarded over £235 million to churches, Christian charities and the communities they serve – £100 million in the last 5 years alone. Although Christian causes are at the heart of our giving, the wider social impact of what we do reaches much further.


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