Grants available: Up to £5,000
Applications close: 1st August 2023
Who is the funding for; Grants are available to new and existing not-for-profit organisations looking to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Fenland.
Link: Healthy Fenland Fund
The Healthy Fenland Project is part of the Engaging and Strengthening Communities in Fenland Programme, funded by Cambridgeshire County Council. Grants are administered by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.
Objectives of Fund
Funding is intended for charitable projects which are looking to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Fenland.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available.
Who Can Apply
New and existing organisations and not-for-profits based in Fenland can apply, including:
- Registered, exempt, and excepted charities.
- Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
- Community Interest Companies (CICs).
- Social Enterprises which have the Social Enterprise Mark.
- Parish and Town Councils.
- Village halls.
- Parochial Church Councils.
- Co-operatives and Community Benefit Societies (formerly Industrial and Provident Societies).
- Sports clubs that are either Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs), affiliated with a National Governing Body such as Sport England, or have an income of under £5,000.
Organisations must be legally registered if their annual income is above £5,000.
The following are not eligible for funding:
- Private Limited Companies.
- Sponsored events, fundraising activities, or grant-making activities or bodies.
- Improvements to land/buildings that are not open to the general public at convenient hours.
- Projects promoting political activities or lobbying for causes.
- Projects promoting a religion or belief system.
- Animal welfare projects.
- Overseas travel.
- Purchase of vehicles.
- Retrospective costs.
- Projects for which there is a statutory obligation for government funding.
Funding is for charitable projects looking to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Fenland. Projects will be expected to report on their impact by measuring one or more of the following:
- Number of activities promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Number of people participating in activities promoting physical/mental health.
- Number of people reporting improved physical/mental/emotional health.
- Number of people who gain new skills as part of the project.
- Number of new volunteer opportunities as a result of the project.
- Number of people who participated in community activities as a result of the project.
- Number of people accessing support services as a result of the project.
How To Apply
Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year with quarterly deadlines of 1 February, 1 May, 1 August and 1 November each year.
An online application form is available from the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website.
Contact Cambridgeshire Community Foundation for further information.
Support is being offered for new groups by Care Network Cambridgeshire and Support Cambridgeshire. Contact details can be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website.