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Thalia WB/ Community Fund/ 3 closing dates

What is available: The Thalia Community Fund offers grants towards the improvement of your local area. Grants can be offered in the range of £10,000 to £100,000, with the exception of requests under Object DA where the minimum threshold is £5,000. However, applications for grants over £50,000 will need to demonstrate exceptional need and value to the community.

District: Cambridgeshire

Applications close:

  • Apply by 1 March for projects starting in June
  • Apply by 1 June for projects starting September
  • Apply by 1 September for projects starting December
  • Apply by 1 December for projects starting March

Who is the funding for : Organisations and groups within 10 miles of a landfill site within Cambridgeshire County Council’s boundaries can apply.

How to Apply: If you would like to apply please complete an application form that can be found here: Thalia WB Community Fund – Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (cambscf.org.uk)

 

Thalia Community Fund

The Thalia Community Fund offers grants towards the improvement of your local area.

Grants are available for projects which provide, maintain or improve:

  • a public park or general amenity
  • conserve a species or habitat, or
  • repair, maintain or restore a place of architectural importance or worship.

The grants are open to organisations and groups within 10 miles of a landfill site within Cambridgeshire County Council’s boundaries. The fund is managed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, who receive landfill tax credits from Thalia and choose the grants against set national criteria.

There is a two-stage application process for the grants, which are paid at the end of the project when evidence of expenditure has been provided. More information on who can apply and what projects the Thalia Community Fund can support is available on the Cambridgeshire Community Fund website.

 

 

Plunkett UK/ Support for community assets/ Closes March 2025

What is available: Free packages of business support covering everything from financial planning to governance, plus feasibility grants of up to £5,000 and capital grants of up to £45,000.

District: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s market towns and rural hinterlands.

Application opens: March 2024

Applications close: March 2025

Who is the funding for :Community groups across the region to take ownership and operation of local pubs and assets that are vacant or at risk of closure, revitalising assets whilst protecting and providing key local amenities that will benefit the community.

How to Apply: If you would like to apply please phone: 01993 630 022 or email: info@plunkett.co.uk

 

Plunkett UK

Plunkett UK has received funding from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to support communities in the area’s market towns and rural hinterlands to save assets which are at risk of closure or which have already closed, or to bring new services to their locale.

Plunkett supports people in rural areas to set up and run a wide range of businesses which are genuinely owned by local communities, whereby members have equal and democratic control. They represent community businesses throughout the UK, from shops and pubs through to woodlands, farms and fisheries.

Funding from the Combined Authority has enabled Plunkett to offer community groups exploring community business as a way to address their communities’ needs, free packages of business support covering everything from financial planning to governance, plus feasibility grants of up to £5,000 and capital grants of up to £45,000.

Business support and grants will be available until March 2025 and can be accessed by contacting Plunkett on 01993 630 022 or emailing info@plunkett.co.uk.

More information can be found here: www.plunkett.co.uk/cambridgeshire-and-peterborough-combined-authority-area-partner-with-plunkett-to-help-communities-save-community-assets-in-their-area/

 

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA)/ Non – Profit Organisations/ 1 May 2024

Grants available:  up to £ 5,000

District:  Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Application Closes: 1 May 2024

Who is the funding for Not-for-profit organisations

Link: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – Fund For Nature

About:

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fund For Nature has been established by a grant from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and is being managed by Natural Cambridgeshire, the Local Nature Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough working in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.

Objectives of Fund

Funding is intended for projects that support community-led nature recovery in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that will:

  • Increase biodiversity and key wildlife habitats.
  • Increase community cohesion by helping local people to understand, appreciate and enjoy their natural spaces.
  • Promote public health and well-being.
  • Create resilient countryside and communities, where nature is at the heart of the approach to addressing climate change.
  • Champion examples of best practices for sustainable development and management of green open space.

The Evelyn Trust/ Non – Profit Organisations/ 8 March 2024

Grants available:  up to £250,000

District: Cambridgeshire

Application Closes:  8 March 2024

Who is the funding for: Not-for-profit organisations

Link: The Evelyn Trust

About:

Set up as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust owned and managed the Evelyn Hospital in Cambridge. The hospital was sold in 2003 and the funds were invested.

The Trust aims to make grants totalling between £500,000 and £1.5m each year.

Objectives of Fund

The funding is intended for medical research and health and wellbeing projects taking place in Cambridgeshire that are run by charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Thalia WB Community Fund/ Non – Profit Organisations/ 1 March 2024

Grants available:  up to £ 100,000

District:  Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough) within 10 miles of any active landfill site.

Application Closes:  1 March, 1 June, 1 September, 1 December 2024

Who is the funding for: not-for-profit organisations

Link: Thalia WB Community Fund

About:

The Thalia WB Community Fund (formerly the Amey Community Fund) is managed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, receives landfill tax credits from Thalia WB ODC Waste Management and uses the money to make grants under set criteria.

Objectives of Fund

Projects will be funded in accordance with the objectives of ENTRUST, the organisation that regulates the use of landfill tax credits.

Not-for-profit organisations in Cambridgeshire can apply for funding for projects that will take place within 10 miles of an active landfill site under the following categories:

  • Object D – The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity.
  • Object DA – The conservation of a specific species or a specific habitat where it naturally occurs.
  • Object E – The repair, maintenance or restoration of a place of worship or a place of historical or architectural importance, which is open to the general public.

Olive and Jesse Palmer Fund / Non- profit organisations/ 1 February 2024 (Ongoing)

Grants available: Up to £5,000

District: Peterborough

Application closes: 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November 2024

Who is the funding for Non-profit organisations

Link: Olive and Jesse Palmer Fund

About:

The fund offers grants up to £5,000 to support organisations in Peterborough which are working to help local young people with learning disabilities to access positive activities and opportunities to develop their full potential.

Cambs Community Foundation / Community and charitable projects/ 1 February 2024 (Ongoing)

Grants available: Up to £3,000

District:  Cambridgeshire

Application Closes:1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November 2024

Who is the funding for Non-profit organisations

Link: The Dementia Carers Fund

About:

Fund criteria
The Dementia Carers Fund offers grants of up to £3,000 to support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that provide relief, respite and support to full-time unpaid carers.The key aims of the fund are to:

  • Give caring support to unpaid carers who need to attend appointments of their own (e.g. haircuts, doctors), and alleviate any worry about leaving their loved one.
  • Encourage unpaid carers to recharge and to stay healthy themselves, by supporting them to take self-care breaks.
  • Support volunteer befriender initiatives.

Cambs SCF / Stay Well for Cambridgeshire / Ongoing

Grants available: up to £400

District: Cambridgeshire (currently excluding Peterborough)

Applications open: Rolling

Who is the funding for: Referring organisations on behalf of individuals

Link: https://www.cambscf.org.uk/funds/stay-well/

About:

PLEASE NOTE: This fund will remain open until funds are exhausted and applications may close at short notice.

Grant applicants must be referred by an organisation, either in the voluntary sector or a local authority, that has assessed the circumstances and can verify that the individual or family are in an extreme crisis and need of immediate assistance. All payments of awards will be made directly to the referring organisation and not to the energy company or fuel supplier.

For those who are homeless, home items that assist with keeping warm (such as sleeping bags or blankets) will be considered. We cannot accept applications for clothing.

Repeated or multiple requests for one family or individual are not anticipated as this grant is only intended to help those in extreme and urgent crises.

 

South Cambs. District Council Community Chest Grant/Cost of Living Crisis/April ’23

Grants available: up to £2,000 (ringfenced total sum of £20,000)

Deadline to apply: Expanded criteria until April 2023

Who is the funding for? To support projects to help residents deal with the cost of living crisis for voluntary and community sector groups, charities and public sector bodies wishing to further improve quality of life locally. Parish and Town Councils of any size can also now bid.

District: South Cambridgeshire.

Link: Community Chest Grant Funds

About: The Council’s Community Chest grant fund criteria has been expanded to support projects to help residents deal with the cost of living crisis. Parish Councils of any size and Community groups can apply for up to £2,000 until April 2023.

The Council’s Community Chest fund provides grants to voluntary and community sector groups, charities and public sector bodies wishing to further improve quality of life locally.

At the meeting of the Council’s Grants Advisory Committee on Friday 28 October, Councillors unanimously recommended that the Community Chest criteria were expanded to allow bids that include contributions for any project that has a positive impact for communities related to the cost-of-living crisis. The change also mean it will support ongoing costs, including staffing, as well as one-off purchases as it had previously. Those amendments have now been confirmed by the Lead Cabinet Member for Resources.

Parish and Town Councils of any size can also now bid for Community Chest grants linked to the cost of living crisis. Previously, Parish and Town Councils were not able to bid for Community Chest funds apart from those linked to creating a Community-Led Plan or Biodiversity grants, unless they had fewer than 160 registered electors in their areas.

A ringfenced total sum of £20,000 has been made available for these new Community Chest grant applications relating to the cost of living crisis. This funding has been provided by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care System, to ensure support is co-ordinated effectively and directed at those in need locally this winter.

It is anticipated that this new grant funding could go towards projects such as the setting up or running of lunch clubs to provide low-cost meals for those in need, or establishing or building the capacity of food hubs, food banks or community fridges. However, given the limited funds available, the scheme is not able to be used to purchase food or subsidise the cost of the food distributed.

The amended criteria for the Community Chest will be in place until April 2023.

The NEW Cultivate Cambs Fund

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate & Cultivate Fund has been updated and has a new name – Cultivate Cambs! We’re pleased to announce that the first deadline for Cultivate Cambs grant applications is 16 September 2022. Pre-application advice appointments will be offered in July.

Cultivate Cambs awards grants of £2,000 to £15,000 for new initiatives that support adults & older people with care and support needs, and children, young people & families, to live independently, safe and well in thriving and inclusive communities.

The fund is open to voluntary and social enterprise sector organisations based in and outside of Cambridgeshire, and public sector organisations in Cambridgeshire, for projects that benefit Cambridgeshire residents. Please note that projects serving Peterborough residents are not eligible.

Pre-application advice

We encourage you to seek pre-application advice on your project ideas before submitting your application.  Appointments to discuss projects supporting vulnerable adults are offered 5 – 7 July and appointments for projects supporting children, young people and families are on 14 – 15 July. Please pre-book your 15-minute telephone or virtual advice appointment here.

Cultivate Ideas

Do you want to do something for your community but need the inspiration to start a project? Cultivate Ideas offer guidance and support for setting up the following community-led initiatives – Enhanced Community Food Projects, Care Micro-enterprises, Community Warden Schemes, Community Youth Worker, Timebanks, Good Neighbour Schemes, Dementia Friendly Communities and Men’s Sheds.

Cultivate Cambs grant applications and information may be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website.