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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


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


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


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


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


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/


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.


New local data on mental health needs of residents

Would you like to better understand mental health need in your area?

Do you have to show why your work is needed to get funding?

Do you need to know which groups of people are most in need of mental health support?

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust are working with the Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council to build a picture of mental health need across the area.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Needs Assessment

A mental health needs assessment is being created locally. This is a way of understanding the mental health needs of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough residents across their lives.

Local data, evidence reviews, expert advisors and the voices of people with lived experience have been brought together to understand local mental health need and identify local priorities.


Cambridgeshire Website

Sometimes page after page of health information can be challenging. Therefore, all the results of the needs assessment are freely available on the Cambridgeshire Insights website. This includes infographics, which provide a fast summary of some of our findings.

There are three chapters already online. Chapter 1 covers how mental health is affected by the environment we live in, such as poverty, housing, and crime. Chapter 2 looks at how mental health differs depending on ethnicity, sexuality, and disability status, for example. Chapter 3 focuses on perinatal mental health and its impact on parents, infants, and the wider family.

Another 6 chapters will be added to the website in the months to coming. They focus on children and young people, work-age adults, living well in later years and neurodiversity.


How you can use it

The needs assessment shows which groups of people are most in need of mental health support. This could be used to tailor or target services to those people most in need.

It also clearly shows why looking after mental health, and tackling the causes of poor mental health, are important. This could provide local, relevant evidence for funding bids, showing why your work is important.


To find out more about the mental health needs assessment, please visit the Cambridgeshire Insights website


Masonic Charitable Foundation – Children & Young People Grant – Re-Opens for applications

Grants available: Small Grants (£25,000 – £500,000) Large Grants (£500,000 – £5 Million) – Depending on income 

Applications close: Rolling basis

Who is the funding for: This programme is open to national and local charities helping disadvantaged children and young people overcome their challenges.

Link: https://mcf.org.uk/get-support/grants-to-charities/children-and-young-people/


  • Applicants can only apply for one grant programme at any time
  • For small grants, at least 75% of the charity’s beneficiaries must be disadvantaged children and young people
  • For large grants, all of the beneficiaries of the project must be disadvantaged children and young people and their families/guardians.
Small grant
  • These grants are for smaller charities whose annual income is between £25,000 and £500,000
  • Small grants are unrestricted and, for example can be used towards general running and/or overhead costs of the charity
  • Small grants range between £1,000 – £5,000 per year, for up to three years
  • The total amount of the grant requested must not exceed 20% of the total income of the charity
Large grant
  • These grants are for larger charities whose annual income is between £500,000 and £5m
  • Large grants are restricted for projects and, for example, includes salary costs, activities, materials etc.
  • Large grants usually range from £10,000 to £60,000 in total. This can be spread over one to three years.
Age Range

Our grants support disadvantaged and vulnerable children aged 0-18 and up to the age of 25 years for disabled young people.

They also include projects/charities providing family support that will benefit the child/young person

Key Areas of Focus

Grants can be offered to charities/projects that provide:

  • Mental and physical health support
  • Learning and development, including language and communication skills, social and emotional etc.
  • Support for the whole family
  • Pastoral and advocacy support

Follow on consultation for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy

We received the below information regarding some events happening around Planning Events on the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy.

Please find attached (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy Planning Events Info)and below the booking links for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Mental Health Strategy Planning Events taking place in January 2022. Please note that these events are now ONLINE events and not face to face events.


Existing ticket holders: If you have previously booked onto one of the events, you do not need to do anything. You will be sent a link to attend the online session which replaces the face to face event (times and dates will remain the same)

If you have not booked: Please secure your place at one of the online events using the booking links below or attached within the flyer.


Get involved in planning mental health services for children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

There will be a new Children and Young People’s mental health strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough from April 2022. This will be a plan which tells us how services and projects will help children and young people aged 0 to 25 who have mental health problems. The strategy will be owned and shared by the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Board as part of the wider mental health system.

An organisation called taproot is running discussion events to engage local people with deciding the priorities of the strategy. The events are open to professionals, service leads, parents/carers and young people (as long as they are appropriately supported to take part by an accompanying adult). Attendees will be sent relevant information before they come. To book tickets, follow the booking links in the table below.


Date  Location  Time  Booking link 
12th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

6:30pm to 9pm Book tickets
13th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

4:00pm to 7pm Book tickets
17th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

1:30pm to 4:30pm Book tickets
19th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

1:30pm to 4:30pm Book tickets
20th January 2022  ONLINE

Via Zoom

1:30pm to 4:30pm Book tickets

If you have any questions about the events, or about the strategy process, please contact ben@taproot.org.uk

Now we’re talking – coming together in isolation

Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak.

‘Now We’re Talking’, encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health.

The campaign, led by the local authority, NHS and third sector also directs people to increased mental health support available including:

  • Lifeline Plus – a mental health and wellbeing helpline for people aged 18 and over living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is available Monday-Friday between 9am and 2pm via freephone 0808 808 2121. The line will support people to manage their wellbeing, provide selfhelp advice or signpost to other organisations for particular concerns.  7 days a week, between 2pm and 11pm the same number is Lifeline, managed by Lifecraft who provide support for those in mental health distress: 0808 808 2121.
  • Qwell – an online wellbeing support, including educational and self-help articles and peer-topeer support via forums. Adults are also able to receive help from qualified counsellors via dropin or scheduled online chat sessions. www.qwell.io  Keep Your Head – this website brings together all the mental health support available across the county – www.keep-your-head.com/now