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Physical Activity Grant / South Cambs District Council/ Deadline: 5 August

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Physical Activity Grant for Long Term Health Condition Management


What is available?

This Grant is an opportunity for applicants from a voluntary sector organisation, specialist group or leisure centre, to apply for a maximum of £2,000 of funding per applicant. This application can be used towards funding for existing or new activity programmes to cover the cost of venue hire, training of staff and any other revenue costs related to an activity for participants with a specific long term health condition.

They are particularly interested in applications from organisations that provide physical activity programmes for people living with the following conditions:
– Cancers
– Cardiovascular disease (CVD) including stroke and diabetes
– Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs)
– Dementia
– Ill mental health
– Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders
– Parkinsons Disease


Who can apply?

Voluntary sector organisation, specialist group or leisure centre in South Cambs.


How to apply

Applications for this grant are now open, and will close on Friday 2 August 2024 at 5pm.

To find out more and apply please visit: Physical activity Grant for Long Term Health Condition Management – South Cambs District Council (scambs.gov.uk)

Community Growing Grant / South Cambridgeshire District Council/ Closes 31 March 2025

What is the aim of this funding?

As part of the cost of living support programme, South Cambridgeshire District Council have set up a Grant Scheme to help start Community Growing Projects across South Cambridgeshire. The funding is able to be spent on any capital costs associated with setting up a Community Growing Project, such as raised beds, gardening equipment, soil, and seeds.

Perhaps there is an unused piece of land in your area that could be transformed with the installation of a raised bed, or you volunteer at a Community Orchard that has space to install a raised bed to grow fresh vegetables. You may be part of an existing group or form a group specifically to create and maintain a Community Growing Project. As long as you fit the eligibility criteria and your project will benefit your community, you can apply for up to £500 from this grant to start it.

Who can apply?

An applicant might be:

District: South Cambridgeshire

Applications close: The Community Growing Grant will run until 31 March 2025 or until funds are exhausted.

How to Apply: For more information and to apply please visit: Community Growing Grant – South Cambs District Council (scambs.gov.uk)

Funding Month – Local Funder Resources

Thank you for attending Funding Month 2024; we hope the information received was helpful and contributes to your future success.

A Big Thank You

We would like to thank Community Matters Yorkshire for organising the national days and our local funders/officers who provided their valuable time and information for the local funder days.


Local Funders 11th and 12th March 2024

As promised, the presentations and links to contacts for local funding can be found below.

National Funders 19th and 20th March 2024

Community Matters will email you the slides relating to the talks you attended.


Help us shape the 2025 event.

We do value your feedback. These events are meant to be useful; if they are not, we want to know how to make them. Do you think we should plan longer sessions and opportunities for more exploration of partnership working? Would you like to see workshops in other areas related to funding included? Please do feedback via info@supportcambridgeshire.org.uk


Resources from local funder days 11th and 12th March 2024

Cambridge City Council 

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

East Cambridgeshire Council

National Lottery Community Fund

South Cambridgeshire District Council

The Evelyn Trust

Huntingdonshire District Council


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.

Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme

The South Cambridgeshire District Council grant scheme allows communities in South Cambridgeshire to take action on climate change at a very local level. South Cambs. communities of all sizes and levels of experience are encouraged to apply for these grants and bid for a share of the funding.

Applications are welcome for two themes:

  1. Reducing carbon emissions or locking up carbon
  2. Community engagement on climate change.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 1 June. Details and how to apply.

A webinar is being held to provide information on applying to the grant between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday 26 April. You can sign up here.