More Innovate and Cultivate!

The Innovate & Cultivate Fund is Cambridgeshire County Council’s ‘up to £1 million fund’ for projects that strengthen our communities and reduce demand on council services.

The fund is for voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, based in and outside of Cambridgeshire and public sector bodies in Cambridgeshire. Project beneficiaries must be residents of Cambridgeshire. The fund is not open to individuals or for-profit businesses. Council services that are inviting applications include adult social care, children and families services and the waste service.

Who is the advice surgery for?

This advice surgery is for representatives from eligible organisations planning to apply. The one-to-one advice surgeries offer the opportunity to discuss project ideas with a service expert. You may also sign up for a group advice session on how to access data and information to support applications or on writing a good application. All sessions are by appointment only and places are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Your appointment times will be confirmed by the 1 February.

Where can I find more information in advance?

Information about the Innovate & Cultivate Fund and application forms are available on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website. We recommend you take a look and come to the surgery with project ideas you plan to develop for your application.

Upcoming 2018 application deadlines:

9 March – large ‘innovate’ grants of £10k-£50k

1 May – small ‘cultivate’ grants of £2k-£10k

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Car Parking

Free on-street parking is available on the residential streets surrounding Ely Community Centre. The community centre car park offers disabled parking only. Alternatively free car parking is available at town centre car parks, with Newnham Street car park being the closest.

How to Book:

Click here to book your place.


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